Unbeaten UFC fighter Tracy Cortez has been left to frustratedly mirror on coming in simply half a pound over the restrict for her newest victory, when she says medical doctors refused her the prospect to take an hour to chop the additional weight.
Flyweight newcomer and social media sensation Cortez was narrowly over the restrict forward of her choice win over St. Petersburg-born veteran Justine Kish in Las Vegas, incomes a factors victory whereas dropping 20 per cent of her purse due to the hitch.
Cortez thought she would have the extra time following the preliminary weigh-in the day before the struggle, solely to be denied the chance to proceed her minimize forward of her third UFC win.
“They normally give us an hour to cut the weight, but they didn’t clear me,” Cortez said, hitting 126.5lb on the scales. “The doctor didn’t let me cut the half a pound.
“He checked me out and he wasn’t OK with me cutting the rest of the weight. I could have cut it: I could have peed it but he didn’t let me.
“I would have cut it, 100 per cent. I would not have jumped on the scale to miss weight with point five off.
“I’d have by no means performed that. I’ve by no means missed weight in my life and my profession, so I used to be actually pissed off.
“My coach fought them. He said, ‘If she goes to the restroom again, can we just wait?
“They mentioned, ‘If she goes once more, that is the ultimate weigh.’ We mentioned, ‘can we simply examine yet another time?'”
The 27-year-old has no intention of moving up to bantamweight. “I’ll see how I really feel, how I get well,” she said, praising her team.
“I need to be lively, keep within the flyweight division and make a reputation for myself right here.”