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Jessamyn Duke Fighter Blog

TUF 18: Jessamyn Duke Fighter Blog, Episode 12
By Riley Kontek, Bleacher Report

"Anthony had made weight for his fight with Cody exactly one week prior to his fight with Davey. They didn't show it, but I saw him step on the scale at 136 for that fight. After that weight cut, though, he kind of went crazy with the food. That whole week he kept treating himself and making exceptions. One week was the longest any of us had to prepare for a weight cut. One of the toughest parts of the show was having to always be so close to weight because if you were picked to fight, you only had 24 hours to make weight... And since you had no guarantee you were gonna fight, you had to cut weight just in case.
 
"So the fact that he had a whole week to prepare really was a luxury, and he had no excuse not to make the weight. He just lost discipline and lost focus during that time, and it cost him the opportunity of a lifetime. It had nothing to do with him not being physically able to cut the weight either. This is why Ronda made the decision to make weight in 24 hours. The editing of the show makes it seem like Dana talked her out of it, but let me tell you what really happened..."

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