After the fight, Chad Laprise showed his class by giving Chris a slice of cheesecake. After a win, guys got to order their favorite foods to celebrate. It turned into a bit of a custom to share it with the guy you just fought.
Woke up to a racket one of the days before weigh-ins. The front door was left wide open and the Aussies were having a snowball fight. It must be an amazing feeling to see snow for the first time. I found their excitement very cool, although not all of my teammates shared the enthusiasm. Chad was hit by a stray snowball and a camera man took one in the face. It was hilarious.
I’m struggling a bit to keep my weight down. I’m just under 200 lbs but barely eating any carbs. Definitely notice a lack of energy during training, but that might also have to do with not taking a day off yet. It’s been two practices a day since we got here. I’ve noticed that Nordine has also lost quite a bit of weight. Pretty sure he came here weighing 195 lbs but woke up on weigh-in day at 184.4 lbs. He usually fight 170 lbs, so that makes sense. Tyler Manawaroa on the other hand really looks like he’s struggling to make weight. His eating hasn’t looked the cleanest and on weigh-in day, I saw his coaches locking him in the sauna to get off those last few pounds. I thought there was a chance that Tyler was going to miss weight but thankfully, he made it.
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