UFC bantamweight Raquel Pennington picked up the hard fought win at Saturday’s UFC 191, but it didn’t come without a cost.
After the fight Pennington revealed to MMAJunkie that her weight cut was so bad that she had to cut off some of her hair in order to get down to the required weight.
Pennington just said it’s how the sport goes, you have be willing to do crazy things to succeed. The fighter picked up a win over Jessica Andrade, in a rematch of their first fight, and one that Andrade was favored to win.
She managed to submit Andrade in the second round of their prelim fight.
Check out what she had to say about cutting weight and chopping off some of her hair:
“You know, when it comes to that part, your body is going to get drained. This is a crazy physical sport, but it’s where it comes from in here. it takes a lot of heart in this sport. I think that’s what played a big part tonight. I went to desperate measures (at weigh-ins). I chopped off some of my hair for weight.”
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