The potential upside of a last minute replacement win in the UFC is huge. For Ilir Latifi to replace Gustafson on 5 days notice and upset Gegard Mousasi would be great for his career. But a last minute bout also comes with some hurdles, including not always being the best shape or prepared. And possibly you also may need to cut more weight than normal as is the case with Latifi:
According to a report from our friends over at Kimura.se:
Ilir weighed 105 kg on Wednesday, and earlier today he weighed in at 93.4 kg. In three days he was stripped away approximately 12 kg.
One kilogram = 2.20462 pounds.
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