“I weighed in upstairs and I was like, ‘Man, I’m OK –I’m going to do this,’” Cormier (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) told UFC broadcast partner FS1. “We figured we had it done, (and) the scale was weighing different.”
Cormier then said he was initially worried about the big apple’s rules…
“I started feeling pretty confident after that,” he said.
The controversy started at the weigh-in, when DC came in at 1.2 pounds overweight, he then came back only a few minutes later, and weighed in just fine…
“I didn’t want you guys to see my junk,” Cormier explained later in a separate interview backstage at the KeyBank Arena, captured by ESPN.com.
When a reporter accused him of leaning / holding onto the towel, he responded, “That’s your belief – not mine.
“What does doing that do? I don’t understand. It’s not something I’ve done before. So no, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t show my junk.”
Here was Jon Jones less than favorable take on the whole thing…
“That was absolutely nuts,” Jones said. “I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. I watched the guy. Like, if you focus on his hands, you can see him looking down and balancing out his weight just right to make 205. What a clever trick. Very dishonest of him.
“The crazy thing is that it was allowed to happen. I would imagine there has to be some type of commission or something to go back and see this blatant foul play and address it. No one’s addressed it; they just completely got away with one of the dirtiest things I’ve seen in sports.”