IV ban is causing problems with weight cutting?

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  1. warriorscomeout

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    http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/A-Crisis-of-Weight-Cutting-132153

    How is the IV ban making fighters miss weight?

    Repealing the ban will allow easier rehydration and fighters will come in better shape for the fight Night, not for weigh ins.

    How in the hell do IVs which you use AFTER weigh ins make your cut easier?

    What, because an earlier weigh in makes the cut more difficult? There’s that sentence and only that in the article and it doesn’t make sense. You start your cut earlier and that’s it.

    Please enlighten me Sherbros.
     
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    It’s a matter of fighter safety. Come on, man.

    If you can cut ungodly weight. And, are then allowed to medically rehydrate. That’s putting lives at risk.
     
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    ...................Or they can all just fight at reasonable weights
     
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    It has probably more to do with early weigh ins
     
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    IV's are not a good method of rehydration for a performance athlete.

    How about UFC does hydration tests like ONE FC and we get rid of the stupid dangerous weight-cutting that will kill somebody sooner or later.
    Well, actually, somebody already died. That's why ONE FC adopted this.
     
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    they cannot do USADA w/o WADA.

    or maybe they can and didn't ask, who knows. but USADA follows WADA and WADA disallows this type of IV usage, because this type of IV usage can be used to hide certain PEDs.

    and if you ask for more clarifying answers i probably won't be able to answer. but USADA & WADA FAQ web pages might.
     
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    https://www.usada.org/is-it-prohibi...g-iv-infusions-for-re-hydration-and-recovery/

    In accordance with the WADA Prohibited List (Category M2 Chemical and Physical Manipulation), all IV infusions and/or injections of more than 100mL (~6.8 tablespoons) per 12 hour period are prohibited, except for those legitimately received in the course of hospital admissions, surgical procedures or clinical investigations. IV infusions and/or injections of more than 100mL per 12 hour period are prohibited at all times, both in- and out-of-competition unless the athlete has applied for and been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) under the applicable anti-doping rules. Further, if a prohibited substance that is administered intravenously or via injection, a TUE is necessary for this substance regardless of volume.

    https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/defa...enous_infusions_-_version_4.1_-_july_2016.pdf

    IV infusions are included on the Prohibited List mainly because some athletes could use this Prohibited Method to
    a) increase their plasma volume levels;
    b) mask the use of a Prohibited Substance;
    c) distort the values of their Athlete Biological Passport.
     
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    Seems more like a "Walking Around Weight" issue...
     
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    It’s because it is easier to rehydrate with an IV so fighters are willing to cut even more amount of weight to even more dangerous levels because they know they can rehydrate easy peasy.
     

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