DANIEL CORMIER has admitted he DID use the “towel trick” to magically lose more than a pound before his famous UFC title defence.
The American, now 43, failed to make the 205lb limit when he stepped on the scales stark naked and weighed 206.2lb ahead of his rematch with Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 in April 2017.
He was given a couple of hours to go away and shed the final 1.2lb to keep his light heavyweight world title defence intact.
Instead, he went behind the scenes and immediately returned with the pair of burly blokes still holding up a towel to protect his privacy.
However, Cormier grabbed hold of the towel and leaned into it slightly, allowing it to take some of the weight and help him hit the limit.
That gave DC the green light to fight Johnson and ultimately keep his crown with a second-round rear-naked choke submission in Buffalo, New York.
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