From the latest episode of Joe's MMA show. Ben Askren explains the weigh in system used in ONE Championship (where Askren fought the later part of his career) and how it has successfully eliminated weight cutting, and the associated health risks. Time-stamped @1:34:54 For those who aren't able to watch the video; Ben explains the weigh in system at ONE which I summarised in the following spoiler Spoiler whereby fighters take a specific gravity urine test, which is immediately weighed, showing whether or not the fighter is hydrated within seconds. If the fighter is hydrated, he can proceed to step on the scales and weigh in. If the fighter is not hydrated, he must drink water until he can produce a satisfactory sample and then weigh in. If he is overweight, he gets fined. Note that you can be ON WEIGHT, but if you are not hydrated you can't officially weigh in at all. They can weigh in at any point in the 2 days leading up to the fight. Both guys agreed that this is the solution for eliminating the dangerous and pointless process of weight cutting. So what do you guys think? Why aren't UFC implementing this? The only downside would be that many (the majority) of the fighters would have to change division causing some casual fans to get a bit confused. However they'd still be competing against most of the same guys as they are with the current system. It seems like various athletic commission are coming up with convoluted ways of mitigating the problems and ignoring the most obvious and easiest solution.