Escudero issues apology to UFC, fans

source: bjpenn.com
 

“I don’t know man, I think I got a little bigger. I tried everything but I hit a wall. This morning I weighed in at 161 and then we had 2 hours to make weight and we went to the gym, jumped on the treadmill put everything on like I usually do. We just ran and then I went into the Sauna, like I normally do, relaxed in there periodically all through my workout and after that I checked my weight and I was at 159. I was like whoa, what the hell and so I went back in there and pushed my body but I was just too dehydrated. I couldn’t go any lower. I tried, I tried I tried and nothing. At one point I felt good I was just like, Im going to get this shit out of the way, do what I got to do and continue cutting and make weight for the fight. So I put on all my stuff, went for a jog, but I was just too dehydrated, I started feeling dizzy so I was like, 'you know what, I want to be able to perform in the fight, I want to give the fans what they want to see so I'll take this pay cut to give the fans what they want to see.”

When asked if he had previously notified the UFC that his weight may be an issue Escudero responded…

“No, I didn’t notify them. I tried to make weight all the way to the last point. I wanted to keep moving so when were ready to step on the scale I was really close. I was gonna try it, but 3 pounds is a lot of weight to lose, but if it was 2 pound I was definitely gonna try it. But after the weigh-ins that’s when I notified the UFC (that I would not be making weight). The UFC was actually treating me really well (after the missed weight). Especially since I don’t bullshit, they know I come from a wrestling background and making weight is a priority but we got to put that aside now and move on forward.
I want to apologize to Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, Dana white and the rest of the organization for not making weight.”

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AlliancePA site profile image  

9/24/10 9:59 AM by AlliancePA

"Im gonna go out there and leave it all in there"He certainly didn't do that. He looked like shit. He was showboating while not doing anything. His best offense was a bear hug up against the cage. When he got frustrated he kneed do Bronx in the balls and then threw his hands in the air and celebrated like he won the fight while do Bronx was on the ground in pain. He's a good fighter most of the time but I don't really care to see fighters like him so I'm glad he's gone.

jkkazmier site profile image  

9/24/10 9:26 AM by jkkazmier

fixed.

Snarl Snatch site profile image  

9/15/10 4:00 AM by Snarl Snatch

I have, I did it poorly, but successfully.I wouldn't do it mostly on the day of, but I don't blame guys who do.I just think weightclasses are silly artificial concepts and that differences smaller than 5 lbs usually don't make that big of a difference in performance. I think the financial penalty should be enough, chastisement and shame are unnecessary.

ScottCL site profile image  

9/15/10 2:44 AM by ScottCL

I bet his training is fine, probably just needs to fix his diet up.

DJStudd site profile image  

9/15/10 2:35 AM by DJStudd

are you sure you aren't one of those people who have never cut weight ?

Dawkins site profile image  

9/15/10 2:32 AM by Dawkins

I have cut weight many times. I'm also a "Diet Nazi" "Unless there's a huge SIZE difference, missing weight by less than 5 lbs really doesn't matter, IMO"-SnarlYeah except he's gonna look sluggish tomorrow.

Dawkins site profile image  

9/15/10 2:16 AM by Dawkins

I know they are and I think it's stupid and not worth the risk.

Snarl Snatch site profile image  

9/15/10 2:16 AM by Snarl Snatch

I love how much ignorance there always is from the people who have never cut weight.I don't see this as a big deal. Unless there's a huge SIZE difference, missing weight by less than 5 lbs really doesn't matter, IMO.