"Vlady knew for a long time that he had to make 205 for the weigh-ins"
He didnt struggle to make 205--- as I mentioned before,some of these world class wrestlers have it timed perfectly on how much weight they can lose in a certain amount of time.
Vlady fought in the NJ show and weigh ins for the main event were held LAST.Matter of fact Tito didnt make 205 at the weigh in and was given another hour to make weight.He lost in in about 20 mins.
Vlady was expecting to weigh in last--just like they did in NJ-- so he thought he had another 20 mins to cut weight.Instead they called him and Tito to weigh in first-- he was 3/4 a pound over and he was given an hour--he lost in in 15 mins.
He wasnt drained at all from the weight cut-- he was drained from fighting off the double overhooks he allowed Tito to force on him.
He lost to a better fighter that day- not because of weight loss.
He will make a HUGE impact @ 185-- no doubt in my mind.