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Daniel Cormier admits he DID use ‘towel trick’ to magically lose more than a pound in a minute before famous UFC fight

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.

Daniel Cormier originally failed to make weight for UFC 210 in April 2017
Daniel Cormier originally failed to make weight for UFC 210 in April 2017Credit: YouTube / Mixed Martial Arts News
Now he has admitted he leaned on a towel to help shave off the final few ounces
Now he has admitted he leaned on a towel to help shave off the final few ouncesCredit: YouTube / Mixed Martial Arts News
The American made the confession as he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame
The American made the confession as he was inducted into the UFC Hall of FameCredit: YouTube / Mixed Martial Arts News

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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