If you ever want to watch your sports nutritionist blow a blood vessel, tell them you intend on cutting 40 lbs in one day. Today, that’s exactly what we learned about Semtex and how he drops to 170 on the day of the weigh-in, which is about as irresponsible as betting money on the Philadelphia Eagles to make the playoffs this season. 40 lbs is a lot of weight to cut for any division, but it seems especially much for someone slated to compete at 170 lbs within a 24 hour time-frame. For those that don’t know, missing weight is easily fighting’s worst faux-pas. Not only does it cost you a percentage of your purse, but your opponent technically doesn’t have to accept the fight (as per most contracts). Paul Daley has missed weight several times in his career, and it has grown troublesome for the promoters and their respective opponents. While there was one instance when his flight was delayed and he wasn’t allowed to cut weight at the airport en-route to the UFC, there have been other times where he’s just gotten in over his head with too much weight and too little time to lose it.
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson may cut the most to get down to welterweight, but Paul Daley is nominating himself for honorable mention in this video with how quickly he does it. As fans, we don’t care how far he procrastinates cutting weight, we just want to see him continue competing. [Source]
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