What’s one good reason for weight cutting?

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    Name one good reason for weight cutting. I’ll wait.

    Edit: for the sport, not the individual. It is very obvious WHY people cut weight, but it only hurts the sport. Doesn't help.
     
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    Advantage over smaller guys
     
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    To make weight and not give up a percentage of the purse. Are the tougher questions coming later in the thread or is this it?
     
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    Avoid fighting bigger guys than you cutting down to your natural weight
     
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    Everyone does it so unless you want to be at a massive size disadvantage at your natural weight, you'll do it.
     
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    No if people fought at their actual weight class (<15 pounds of walk around weight) they'd never miss weight.
     
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    There is none. And there is no solution for it.
    Multiple weight classes won't solve anything, because fighters will always try to have an edge over their opponent, hence cutting regardless.
    Introducing official and ceremonial weigh ins in order to allow fighters to weigh in earlier already presents the pinnacle of improvement of the weight cutting process.
     
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    So you can fit in hard to reach places. Like small boxes. Kinda like those ladies that work for magicians
     
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    it's so rhetorical. what exactly are you waiting for?

    and before you bring up Whittaker, Hendo and Gastelum, i would suggest you don't equate the 3 or 4 people who have done just as well or better at a higher weight class with the thousands of fighters who have fought tens of thousands of times after cutting.
     
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    So you can play a part in a film as a concentration camp survivor.
     
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    Then after they nearly die on the scale, proclaim to be the GOAT and the baddest man alive.
     
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    Amazing AJ ever made WW

    Or competed at anything under 205
     
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    because everyone else does it
     
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    Name one good reason why there isn't one weight class?
     
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    Scary to think he fought those guys...look at his head size compared to his body. Its freaky.
     
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