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Video: Urijah Faber, Fabricio Werdum and others trapped in elevator after UFC 203 weigh ins

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Cutting weight is one of the toughest things a competitive mixed martial artist has to do. Replenishing the body after dropping major pounds is a crucial part of preparing for fight night. But when you mix in an elevator-ride-gone-wrong, weigh-in day becomes a little more difficult to manage.

That's exactly what happened to former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum, bantamweight legend Urijah Faber, welterweight brawler Yancy Medeiros and middleweight Brad Tavares after stepping on the scales earlier today (Fri., Sept. 9, 2016) for UFC 203's official weigh ins at the Wyndham in Cleveland, Ohio (h/t Zombie Prophet). Faber and Team Alpha Male head coach Justin Buchholz detailed the unexpected detour and posted it to their Instagram accounts (shown below).

This isn't really the way you want to begin the rejuvenation process after depleting your body for days. At least the inconvenient ordeal didn't last all that long. Hats off to Faber, Werdum, Medeiros and Tavares for keeping their cool and reacting as if they were avoiding danger inside the cage.

UFC 203 will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between current champion Stipe Miocic and top contender Alistair Overeem, as well as featuring CM Punk in his UFC debut opposite the young Mickey Gall.

Remember, will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 203 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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