Returning from a nine-month marijuana suspension, Cynthia Calvillo didn’t make the best impression on the scales while weighing in for UFC Fight Night 140 yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, coming on 2lbs overweight.
Even more troublingly, Calvillo looked visibly drained and appeared at one point as if she could barely stand up while on the scales, which led to concerns that her fight was on the verge of being cancelled.
However, though she has been fined 20% of her purse, the bout against Poliana Bothelo will proceed as planned and Calvillo has now spoken out to explain her weigh-in failure.
“Basically what happened is I started my period this week,” Calvillo told mmafighting.com. “We were kind of prepared for it, because we could feel the symptoms, but unfortunately this morning when we got up it was about 5:30 and I had two pounds to go. Then, I couldn’t cut any weight at all from 5:30 to 8 a.m. We tried everything and I could not break a sweat. Even when I got up to the scale, I was the same weight that I woke up at 5:30 in the morning.
“They decided to go ahead and stop me from continuing cutting the weight at 9 a.m. They didn’t want to make me suffer more so that I was still able to fight. So, that’s basically what happened. Unfortunately, we tried to prepare the best for it, but my body was just not sweating due to having to retain the water because of my period.”