They do things a little differently in Japan. At the weigh ins for this RIZIN promotion fight, the gargantuan Gabi Garcia was scheduled to face the much smaller and much older ( 53 years old) former pro wrestler and politician Shinobu Kandori. Somehow, Gabi managed to not just miss weigh, but miss it by 28 pounds! Kandori then launched into a tirade screaming that her missing weight by that much was as disgrace. Watch the video below to see her reaction, and then read the full story HERE
Garcia later posted this to her Instagram account, offering an apology and explanation of why she missed weight.
Everyone is looking for an excuse, but when it comes to health and our lives they can say it's anything. My life first. pass the photos to the side! Unfortunately a few days ago I measured my pressure and was high, I thought it was only that day. When I got off the plane in Japan I went to my training and started to have a headache, my eyesight blurred and my nose bleeding all the time. I warned my team, but I did not tell anyone because I did not give up. After all my training, my nose was bleeding from leaving a towel next to it. It was fine the night before and I decided to cut the weight the next morning, but I woke up with fever and again with my nose dripping, high blood pressure. Too much stress before traveling, unfortunately I still do not control my body, but I control my decisions. For those who have lost a brother, dying for a cut of weight would not be my choice. All together, menstrual period, high blood pressure, it was necessary to cut 17 pounds. I chose to live. No need to post any explanation, but no one knows what people are going through. Do not judge. Thank you @rizin_pr @rizin_staff for cherishing my life. I went up to the Saitama ring and apologized to my fans, who continue to support me and asked for my return. I'm going to rest, and get better back in 2018. With lots of news and going all the way. #rizinff #rizin2017 #gabigarcia #teamgabigarcia