Dustin Poirier declares “We need to be on a digital scale”
Dustin Poirier not a fan of the classic beam-style scales being used by athletic committees for UFC weight competitions. These beam scales are not seen too much outside the gym or the doctor’s office and Poirier wanted to know why such an old technology was used when we now have digital scales. can be calibrated perfectly.
The topic came up when Dustin Poirier appeared on A WAR with Teddy Atlas related to the recent Charles Oliveira’s miss weight at UFC 274. Oliveira was stripped of her lightweight belt after failing to drop the last half to hit her 155-pound championship limit.
While UFC Officials End blame the digital scale back at the fighter hotel, Poirier wanted to remove the beam ratio from the equation. He say:
“We need to digitally weigh so there’s no gray area, okay? You can’t have a person there knocking on a scale and it’s the scale and he says it’s half a pound or whatever. What. We need the exact numbers. You put on the digital scale, it shows on the screen, that’s your actual weight. I don’t like the guy who knocks on the scale.”
Watch the interview with Dustin Poirier below:
Interestingly, some experts have claimed ‘the guy who touches the scale’ is essential as they have overlooked past slight slips to avoid major controversies like Oliveira. At UFC 254, officials did a ‘read and stand’ where they didn’t allow the bar to stabilize before announcing lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had put on weight for his bout with Justin Gaethje.
Dustin Poirier Believes Charles Oliveira Can Do More To Gain Weight At UFC 274
When asked by Teddy Atlas if he thinks Oliveira tried her best to lose another half a pound before being stripped of her title, Poirier said:
“They didn’t carry him out, he didn’t trip. He was always really thin and long and tall so he looked slim. He was a big guy, but he didn’t look like he needed to be. help. He’s still the same there’s still life in his body. He could have, it seems, tried to lose more weight. It’s a championship fight!”
Oliveira showed up with only five minutes left before the scales closed, as if some mind game had gone wrong. At that time he was for an hour lose another half a pound, which he couldn’t do.
While he was being dragged out, Dustin Poirier was right when he said he didn’t look like a boxer who had just been pulled out of the sauna and weighed.