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Eryk Anders learns lesson in weigh-in towel etiquette from NYSAC at UFC on FOX 25


UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Remember that time Daniel Cormier was embroiled in controversy for UFC 210’s “towelgate” in Buffalo, N.Y.?

Or how about the time Sergio da Silva used every sleight-of-foot trick he knew to try to fool the scale – and the New York State Athletic Commission – at the weigh-ins for Bellator NYC in June?

Well it’s pretty safe to assume the NYSAC remembers those incidents, and the commission members were taking no chances today at the weigh-ins for UFC on FOX 25 in Uniondale, N.Y.

Eryk Anders (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) needed the towel brought out to make the middleweight limit for his fight on the prelims against Rafael Natal (21-8-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC). But the second Anders laid a finger on the towel, the commission members were all over it. (To be fair, Anders may only have been trying to pull back the towel to see what his weight was going to be sans shorts; he came in at 185.6 pounds in the buff, so he had a few ounces to spare.)

Check out the video above to relive some memories of Cormier in April and da Silva in June, and to see how the NYSAC responded in a hurry when Anders was on the scale at the official weigh-ins this morning.

UFC on FOX 25 takes place Saturday at NYCB LIVE at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC on FOX 25, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.



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