I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising, but we weren’t the only ones worried about the possibility of Gina and Cyborg missing weight. Steve Cofield talked to Scott Coker last night and he explained how Strikeforce was getting daily updates from both camps leading up to the weigh-ins:
“We took a lot of proactive measures to make sure didn’t happen. We were weighing the girls all week,” Coker told Cagewriter. “When Gina went to sleep last night she was right at weight (145). I was more concerned about Cyborg (she weighed in at 152 for her last Strikeforce fight). I talked to the Chute Boxe trainer and said ‘she has to make weight.’ When they landed [in San Jose] she was 152. We just let her do her thing and didn’t interrupt, but we weighed them everyday.”
With this much on the line and the new relationship with Showtime, Coker said he had no choice:
“I don’t think we’ve ever been this diligent. This is a such high-profile event. This is a major fight for television, a major fight for us and a major fight for female fighting period.”
Sounds like Coker had periods on the brain. Now if only he could have successfully babysat Nick Diaz through a drug test as well.