UFC vet Jon Tuck shares the secret to dumping massive weight in the bathroom

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Beneil Dariush kicks off tonight’s UFC 216 pay-per-view main card, and Jon Tuck will be in his corner. The friendship has taught Tuck some tricks of the trade.

More specifically, Dariush (14-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC), who fights lightweight Evan Dunham (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, has shared some weight-cutting tips with Tuck.

Tuck, who flew more than 6,000 miles to get from his native Guam to Vegas for tonight’s big event and to corner his friend, learned what to do on fight week when some clogged pipes can hinder those often-brutal weight-cuts.

So, what’s the secret to get your system functioning correctly?

“Ah, man,” he told MMAjunkie Radio while guest-hosting the program. “It’s a secret, bro.”

It didn’t take much arm-twisting to get Tuck (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), who scored a submission victory over Takanori Gomi in June, to finally give the goods.

“We just take tea, just the week of the fight,” he said. “If you’re cutting weight, sometimes it’s hard to use the restroom, because you’re all backed up. You’re dry, just running dry.”

In late 2016, Tuck took on Damien Brown in Australia. However, the fight came after an earlier fight camp for an ultimately canceled event in Philippines. Between the two camps and the travel and some run-of-the-mill bad luck with his body, Tuck found himself struggling to cut any substantial poundage. Considering he weighed 178 pounds – 22 pounds over the lightweight limit – a week before the bout, he knew he was in trouble.

But then he remembered Dariush’s suggestion of using green tea, which would supposedly kick his digestive system into gear.

And, it turns out, it worked.

“Man, I swear, if it was not six pounds, it was seven pounds I lost just by using the restroom,” he said. “I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’

“All (due to) tea, bro.”

For more on Tuck, Dariush’s fight and the inexact science of cutting weight, check out the video above.

And for more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2536 with Paul Felder, Jon Tuck, Dewey Cooper

Stream or download Wednesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Paul Felder, Jon Tuck and Dewey Cooper.

Felder will be working the FOX Sports desk this weekend as an analyst for UFC 216 on Saturday. Tuck is in Las Vegas to corner fellow UFC lightweight Beneil Dariush against Evan Dunham at UFC 216. Cooper will corner Kevin Lee in his UFC 216 headliner against Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title.

You can stream the entire episode on AudioBoom.com or listen below.

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Paul Felder, Jon Tuck, Dewey Cooper

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MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Paul Felder, Jon Tuck and Dewey Cooper.

Felder, a UFC lightweight, will be working the FOX Sports desk this weekend as an analyst for UFC 216, which takes place Saturday in Las Vegas. Tuck will co-host the episode in the studio. The UFC lightweight is in town to corner Beneil Dariush on Saturday against Evan Dunham to open up the main card. And Cooper, a former boxer, kickboxer and MMA fighter, is cornering Kevin Lee in the UFC 216 main event against Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title.

MMAjunkie Radio airs from 1 to 3 p.m. ET (10 a.m. to noon PT), live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. You can watch and listen live on MMAjunkie’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Additionally, SiriusXM Rush (Ch. 93) carries a replay later in the day (8-10 p.m. ET) and the following morning (7-9 a.m. ET), or catch a replay on demand.

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UFC Fight Night 111's Jon Tuck isn't ready to say Takanori Gomi should retire

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SINGAPORE – UFC lightweight Jon Tuck just handed former PRIDE champ Takanori Gomi his fourth straight octagon loss.

At 38, Gomi is running out of chances to right his storied career. But Tuck doesn’t think the legend should be pressured into retiring.

“I wouldn’t say he should hang up his gloves, because I know what kind of fighter I am, without sounding like I’m cocky,” said Tuck (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), who submitted Gomi (35-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) in the first round of their UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at UFC Fight Night 111. “I know that I belong in the top – it’s just me being able to prove it in the octagon. He’s got a wealth of experience.”

UFC Fight Night 111 took place Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Tuck has eight octagon appearances in total, but he looked like a veteran slicing through Gomi with kicks and punches before cinching the fight-ending submission.

Still, the 32-year-old from Guam said Gomi still has a lot to offer in the cage and should be in control of his career. He even entertained the idea of the Japanese vet making a comeback.

“Like Michael Bisping, Michael just got a championship after how many years of trying,” Tuck said. “Demian Maia, look how great he is. Because I beat Takanori, it doesn’t mean he should hang up his gloves. But if he does hang up his gloves, I’m honored that he was able to step inside the octagon and share it with me.

“I still think he’s got a lot in him – it just depends on how (far) he wants to take it.”

One thing is for sure: Tuck is going places after stopping Gomi and snapping a two-fight win streak. Check out the video above for more from the fighter.

And for complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 111 results: Jon Tuck cruises, hands Takanori Gomi 4th straight loss

Takanori Gomi’s dismal UFC run continued its slide.

Gomi (35-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) suffered a quick loss to Jon Tuck (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), who handed the Japanese MMA legend his fourth straight loss.

The lightweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Tuck attacked early in the fight, and he had Gomi wincing within the first minute of the bout due to a body kick. He eventually took out the vet with a rear-naked choke after forcing the fight to the canvas moments later.

The stoppage came just 72 seconds into the fight.

Tuck halts a two-fight skid and picks up one of the most notable victories of his five-year, eight-bout UFC career. Meanwhile, with four straight losses and overall 3-7 skid, Gomi’s days in the UFC could be numbered.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 111 results include:

For complete coverage UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Singapore.)

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