If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying. This golden rule of life applies double to MMA. Hakeem Dawodu? MiddleEasy respects your hustle.
The reason why Daniel Cormier shed a tear into his Captain Crunch Oops All Berries on Friday morning is because of Hakeem Dawodu. Your legacy is set DC. Oh and that whole double champion and winning the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix is cool to.
At the UFC 240 weigh-ins, Dawodu pulled off the old Cormier towel trick and nobody really noticed. A victim-less crime if you ask MiddleEasy. Good on you Hakeem.
Cutting massive amounts of body weight the days before you get hit in the head is a really dumb idea. One day the practice of massive MMA weight cuts will go the way of the dinosaurs. Once freed my weight cuts and maybe even weight classes, the MMA community will look back at the past 15-20 years and realize how stupid this all is.
So if our dude Hakeem wants to push on a towel so he messes with those Canadian scales? Cool with us. What would a shivering, dehydrated Daniel Cormier do? Exactly this.
He may have needed the towel, but Hakeem Dawodu hits the featherweight mark ahead of #UFC240.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) July 26, 2019
Yes, this is what human cage fighting is all about. The No Holds Barred founding fathers would have wanted it this way.
The simple magic of Dawodu leaning on a towel while he’s naked is a beautiful MMA thing. 9-1-1 as a MMA pro, hopefully the Fight Gods bless Hakeem with a knockout win at UFC 240. Sorry, Yoshinori Horie, maybe you’ll be a great fighter, but karma rules state Dawodu deserves this one.