When you sign up to do a fight night you sign a contract agreeing to a certain weight class. So depending on who you are you either have lose weight, gain weight, or maintain your weight. My contracted weight class that I had to be at for fight night was 130-138 pounds. When I started this journey back in December I was around 145 pounds. So I only needed to lose between five and ten pounds in ten weeks. Part of my motivation for this fight was to lose a couple more pounds and also to be in the best shape I could be in.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. It's a little daunting to think about getting in front of a room full of people and stripping down to your skivvies The week before weigh-in I cut out protein, in addition to everything else I haven't been eating, and was drinking smooth move every night. (If you don't know what smooth move is, the name kind of tells it all, I will spare you the details). I thought a lot about what I would be, or should I say wouldn't be wearing in front of everyone for the weigh-in.
|Crowd at the Weigh-In|
|Weigh-in (In all my glory!)|
|Me and Vince Bailey|
|Face - Off|