The only weight cutting I do is at 9:45 am every morning, like clock work. Depending on what I have for dinner I might even cut weight twice in a day if I’m feeling frisky. Never have I been put in a position to cut massive amounts of weight like a Bobby Southworth or Gabe Ruediger (on TV or otherwise). Even as a kid, I didn’t want to wrestle because I didn’t want to cut, that’s just how I am, I was deeply affected by the early UFC’s and their open weight rules. At any rate, it’s incredible what mixed martial artists put themselves through in order to gain an edge, weight cutting is the unsung second fight going on in the cage and you have to respect the science and incredible amount of sheer will behind the process.
We knew GSP cut weight, he even said a year or two ago that he walked around at 185, but when TheStar.com talked to GSP’s head coach Firas Zahabi and he told them ‘Rush’ was walking around at 194 pounds six days before the fight this Saturday, I had to share it with you guys.
Georges has been getting better at cutting weight. He’s walking around at 194 (pounds). There was a time when he used to walk around at 180 to make 170. He cuts weight so easily we added more muscle.
Now he’s on a protein and vegetable diet. Right now his exercise is significantly cut, but he’s going to shed water. It’s only temporary weight loss. It’s not real weight loss. You’re not dropping fat. (The final weight-cut) lasts about six days . . . By Friday he’ll have six or seven pounds left and we’ll put him in the sauna. I don’t recommend this to anybody, even professional athletes. This is somebody who’s very seasoned.
As soon as the weigh-in is done (Friday afternoon) we’ll give him a recovery drink. We’ll even give him Prime (a workout supplement by Gatorade, which sponsors St-Pierre) because he needs the carbohydrates that much more . . . he’ll enter the ring at 192 or 193 pounds.
Some people cant even lose weight.