25 pounds in 10 days! UFC lightweight Jalin Turner’s INSANE reveal after Bobby Green KO leaves fans shocked
After defeating Bobby Green, Jalin Turner reveals a snap of cutting down from 180lbs to usual lightweight stipulations.
Fans react to Jalin Turner's 25lbs weight cut (Source: Twitter)
Lightweight Jalin Turner recently went toe-to-toe with Bobby Green at UFC Austin’s co-main event. Turner knocked out the opponent in the way of a humongous right-handed shot and subsequent pounding. Now, in the aftermath of his victory, Turner has revealed weighing in at 180lbs. The 25lbs shift and cut in just under ten days, for the 155lbers, has left fans in a frenzy.
Turner’s victory against Green wasn’t without flaws. The fight saw a very late stoppage by referee Kerry Hatley. In the heat of the battle, Turner subjected the unresponsive and downed opponent to a swarm of pounding, unwarranted. Hatley caught flack from a lot of fans and peers, outraged at this stoppage. Even Dana White has chimed in on the matter.
The picture in question is a snap from Turner, the 14-7-0 lightweight’s live coverage. Globally, in combat sports, ‘lightweight’ is for the 145 to 155 lb limit; with UFC putting it at 146 lbs mark, reinstating the division at UFC 58. It had been dormant since UFC 49.
Many fans have thus speculated that this has been the gravitating factor as to how he was able to beat Green so flawlessly and dominantly. Others, however, have commended in awe. Turner, the southpaw, usually has a stated weight of 155-156 lbs. It is, however, not uncommon for a lightweight to overshoot and then cut back.
Fans react to Jalin Turner’s 180lbser reveal after defeating Bobby Green
Bobby Green vs. Jalin Turner, for a lightweight square-off took place at UFC Austin inside Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The ending of the matchup was marred by a controversial stoppage. Nonetheless, Turner’s victory over Green was lauded overall. Shortly, in the aftermath, Turner had revealed cutting from 180lbs to compete.
Correspondingly, this has ignited a lot of fan reactions. Significantly enough, this is not the only time Turner’s weightage has been pondered on. Similarly, a while back this year, a training montage between Turner and middleweight Khamzat Chimaev surfaced, in Dubai. The “Borz” who competes at 170 – 185 lbs was seemingly and comparably smaller than Turner.
Fans had wondered how he would cut the weight back to his divisional standards of being a 155lbers. Many have credited this musculature-mass for his win over Green. Nonetheless, the fighter did emerge victorious, rightly so.
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