Did Ortega Shave His Head for Weigh Ins...

Being shaved bald was his punishment for being so handsy with the Schmo. That'll learn 'em a lesson!

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JoeHurley - 

But then again this would be a strange time to cut his hair if it was just for a different look. Now I'm not sure what to think. 

I remember seeing you in the bathroom with Jerry Bolander shaving your head before a fight in the IFC at Table Mountain Casino somewhere around the year 2000.

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SportScience -

The weight cut might have ruined his hair anyway. You have to figure the heat from the sauna and the lack of hydration due to not drinking water for a week dries it out like a motherfucker.

Hair is dead right? So once its damaged there is no fixing it. Also like others have said, he could have needed to cut it to save some grams of weight.

by that logic you could never condition or improve leather… cause its dead

ranier wolfcastle -

smart move. all that hair doesnt do anyone any good. 

expect a 4.6% increase in perfprmance

love this format

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JoeHurley - 

But then again this would be a strange time to cut his hair if it was just for a different look. Now I'm not sure what to think. 

I remember seeing you in the bathroom with Jerry Bolander shaving your head before a fight in the IFC at Table Mountain Casino somewhere around the year 2000.

Lol! Good memory. Yeah, that was one of those rush chop chop jobs that I was talking about. I didnt have rockstar long hair like Ortega though. Seeing the second pic of his head changed my mind.

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When you're cutting you think your hair weighs so much more than it does... Shaved a sweaty afro off a kid one time to make weight. 0.3 pounds. Looks like that's what he did. It worked. But man... That means tough cut. 

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Zombie KO’s him within 2

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Long, thick hair down to your butt will weigh around 5oz when dry and without any product on it.

RockTheVote - 

When you're cutting you think your hair weighs so much more than it does... Shaved a sweaty afro off a kid one time to make weight. 0.3 pounds. Looks like that's what he did. It worked. But man... That means tough cut. 

I’ve seen people who are very disappointed in how little their hair weighs, lol.

still wood

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He weighed in first. Don’t think it was a tough cut.

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RockTheVote - 

When you're cutting you think your hair weighs so much more than it does... Shaved a sweaty afro off a kid one time to make weight. 0.3 pounds. Looks like that's what he did. It worked. But man... That means tough cut. 

I’ve seen people who are very disappointed in how little their hair weighs, lol.

ha…

i shaved the kid’s head several years ago in a last ditch effort to make weight… he was still .2 over when he stepped on the scale…

and looked awful…

and was super annoyed…

served him right for getting so fat over the holidays…

on a side note...

i watched leigh jaynes lose a solid pound cutting her dreads off a while back... she made weight...

SandBlaster -

Zombie KO’s him within 2

Moron

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I doubt it.Hair don`t weigh shit.

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I don’t know how much that would have helped him 

MasterofMartialArts - 
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I doubt it.Hair don`t weigh shit.

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I don’t know how much that would have helped him 

If you take the sweats off after a bad cut and have .2 left, you are willing to take a lot of desperate measures.

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He looks soft.

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For those doubting it was weight related, this is him speaking about weight cut for UFC 214:

With a half-pound to go, Ortega was willing to cut his long locks on the stage if it meant making weight and not forfeiting 20 percent of his purse to Moicano. 

He stood nude behind a towel on the scale, looking famished, as he contemplated sacrificing his hair if it spared him an extra 8 ounces. 

“I was like, you know what? (Screw) it, cut the hair,” a drained Ortega said about 30 minutes after stepping on the scale. “It went 146.5. Coach (James Luhrsen) had the knife in his hand

“Then that thing went ‘Click!’ 146.”

“They got me toweled up. I went through the hallways with towels on, all buck naked,” he said. “I didn’t have time go change. Shot me in the room right here, all the press is there. 

“Thank God I get to keep my Tarzan hair.”

SportScience -

The weight cut might have ruined his hair anyway. You have to figure the heat from the sauna and the lack of hydration due to not drinking water for a week dries it out like a motherfucker.

Hair is dead right? So once its damaged there is no fixing it. Also like others have said, he could have needed to cut it to save some grams of weight.

You dont quit drinking king water for a week when you’re cutting weight lol. 

Most guys i know quit drinking for one day. That's the day of actual weigh ins. 

When people talk about humans evolving into transgender aliens, that is literally what I picture