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UFC hall-of-fame legend Daniel Cormier has admitted to 'holding the towel' in an attempt to cut weight by over a pound before his famous title-defence against Anthony Johnson in 2017.
Cormier, now retired, revealed he used the old-school wrestling trick after failing to make the required weight limit of 205lbs prior to standing on the scales in New York.
The 43-year-old made a last-ditch effort to rescue the fight and avoid embarrassment by holding onto a towel held up in front of him by his team when having his weight taken.
He used the towel as a leverage to lift himself up and therefore reduce the number shown on the scales, weighing in under the