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Daniel Cornier uses his UFC Hall of Fame speech to reveal he used wrestling's controversial 'towel trick' to CHEAT his weight prior to 2017 title-defence victory over Anthony Johnson Daniel Cormier made the cheating claim during last night's Hall of Fame speech He tricked his weight in the build-up to title defence against Anthony Johnson The 43-year-old held onto a towel to lift himself up and make the weight limit Cormier claimed a second-round submission victory over Johnson in New York

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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

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