UnderGround Forums Did Ortega Shave His Head for Weigh Ins...

4 days ago
6/23/12
Posts: 17990

When you're cutting you think your hair weighs so much more than it does... Shaved a sweaty afro off a kid one time to make weight. 0.3 pounds. Looks like that's what he did. It worked. But man... That means tough cut. 

4 days ago
5/22/17
Posts: 2398

Zombie KO’s him within 2

4 days ago
8/10/05
Posts: 41648

Long, thick hair down to your butt will weigh around 5oz when dry and without any product on it.

4 days ago
2/17/03
Posts: 16568
RockTheVote - 

When you're cutting you think your hair weighs so much more than it does... Shaved a sweaty afro off a kid one time to make weight. 0.3 pounds. Looks like that's what he did. It worked. But man... That means tough cut. 


I've seen people who are very disappointed in how little their hair weighs, lol.

4 days ago
1/1/01
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still wood
4 days ago
9/9/02
Posts: 5675

He weighed in first. Don’t think it was a tough cut.

4 days ago
1/22/14
Posts: 1263
wiggum -
RockTheVote - 

When you're cutting you think your hair weighs so much more than it does... Shaved a sweaty afro off a kid one time to make weight. 0.3 pounds. Looks like that's what he did. It worked. But man... That means tough cut. 


I've seen people who are very disappointed in how little their hair weighs, lol.

ha...

i shaved the kid's head several years ago in a last ditch effort to make weight... he was still .2 over when he stepped on the scale...

and looked awful...

and was super annoyed...

served him right for getting so fat over the holidays...

 

on a side note...

i watched leigh jaynes lose a solid pound cutting her dreads off a while back... she made weight...

4 days ago
10/19/14
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SandBlaster -

Zombie KO’s him within 2

Moron

4 days ago
10/9/10
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I doubt it.Hair don`t weigh shit.

This 

I don’t know how much that would have helped him 

4 days ago
2/17/03
Posts: 16575
MasterofMartialArts - 
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I doubt it.Hair don`t weigh shit.

This 

I don’t know how much that would have helped him 


If you take the sweats off after a bad cut and have .2 left, you are willing to take a lot of desperate measures.

4 days ago
2/19/13
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4 days ago
1/8/04
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He looks soft.

4 days ago
7/10/12
Posts: 7468

For those doubting it was weight related, this is him speaking about weight cut for UFC 214:

With a half-pound to go, Ortega was willing to cut his long locks on the stage if it meant making weight and not forfeiting 20 percent of his purse to Moicano. 

He stood nude behind a towel on the scale, looking famished, as he contemplated sacrificing his hair if it spared him an extra 8 ounces. 

“I was like, you know what? (Screw) it, cut the hair,” a drained Ortega said about 30 minutes after stepping on the scale. “It went 146.5. Coach (James Luhrsen) had the knife in his hand

“Then that thing went ‘Click!’ 146.”

“They got me toweled up. I went through the hallways with towels on, all buck naked,” he said. “I didn’t have time go change. Shot me in the room right here, all the press is there. 

“Thank God I get to keep my Tarzan hair.”

4 days ago
3/25/19
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SportScience -

The weight cut might have ruined his hair anyway. You have to figure the heat from the sauna and the lack of hydration due to not drinking water for a week dries it out like a motherfucker.

Hair is dead right? So once its damaged there is no fixing it. Also like others have said, he could have needed to cut it to save some grams of weight.

You dont quit drinking king water for a week when you're cutting weight lol. 

 

Most guys i know quit drinking for one day. That's the day of actual weigh ins. 

4 days ago
8/31/11
Posts: 2866

When people talk about humans evolving into transgender aliens, that is literally what I picture

4 days ago
1/1/01
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4 days ago
7/28/02
Posts: 11885

Tiki told him to do it because deep down he jealous AF

4 days ago
2/2/12
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Lucas Maximus -

Tiki told him to do it because deep down he jealous AF

Tiki lost via cut and Ortega won the weigh in via cut..

4 days ago
9/19/13
Posts: 11772

I'm getting American History X vibes

4 days ago
7/10/12
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oranos -

I'm getting American History X vibes

Except Ed Norton looked kinda buff in that film.

4 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 5806

Dont know if he did it for the weigh ins but he looks awfully dry and sucked out. I like wars so hopefully he is not too depleted.

4 days ago
5/14/11
Posts: 5282

I preferred his look when he had shorter hair. Only 2 weeks between bad haircuts they say.

4 days ago
1/22/14
Posts: 1264
Kirik Jr -
SportScience -

The weight cut might have ruined his hair anyway. You have to figure the heat from the sauna and the lack of hydration due to not drinking water for a week dries it out like a motherfucker.

Hair is dead right? So once its damaged there is no fixing it. Also like others have said, he could have needed to cut it to save some grams of weight.

You dont quit drinking king water for a week when you're cutting weight lol. 

 

Most guys i know quit drinking for one day. That's the day of actual weigh ins. 

^ this 100%...


if you aren't water loading up to 24hrs before weigh ins you are doing it all wrong...

4 days ago
8/5/17
Posts: 992

I am just a swamp boy, but I expect him to be fine. Cool if he was able to donate it.

i still expect a tkz win regardless.

4 days ago
6/20/14
Posts: 5593

Meh fake news hair wouldn't make that big of an impact.