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  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Derek Brunson on his loss to Yoel Romero where he put on a strong showing against Romero, likely up 2 rounds going into the 3rd but suddenly gassed in the final frame, resulting in a TKO loss and a broken jaw.

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    I'm sure we will be seeing a lot of guys tough it out with the cut and having performances like these in the near future. There's a video of UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak talking about what he thinks will happen once the IV ban is in effect too on YouTube.
     
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  2. Mga223 Steel Belt

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    I remember him gassing so hard in that 3rd after being so strong in the first and second. Thought it was just the typical gas fest from a big cut.
     
  3. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Good find, great post

    We're in for some tough fights once the IV ban starts, but hopefully it only takes one each for them to move up a class

    Brunson claims not having an IV caused him to gas in the third. He would be an even better fighter if he didn't dehydrate cut at all. But he just doesn't want to deal with the big cutting 205 monsters in the first round. I really hope this cleans up the weight classes by getting rid of those guys
     
  4. Shwartz Green Belt

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    Probably his salt balance was way off and he rehydrated with clear water. Proper oral rehydration is a bit complicated, but recovering after 20lb water cut shouldn't be easy.
     
  5. Destroid Brown Belt

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    A good first step towards weighs in before you step in the cage.
     
  6. BASSER911414 Blue Belt

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    The IV ban is stupid. Iv been saying that for a long time.

    People will put up the 'natural weight class' argument. But trust me, fighters will STILL cut weight and the fights will be more draining and boring with people gassing out by the 2nd round.

    Weight cutting has existed for a LOOONG time. I dont know why the issue of 'natural weight' is cropping up now.

    And unless the fans who complain have ever fought, they dont really have a right to tell a fighter which weight class to fight at.

    There are some very short fighters with short ranges who dont feel competitive at their natural weight class. If they feel they can make weight and rehydrate with an IV, let them.
     
  7. Nightmaree Questionmark

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    after the IV ban everybody will be fightning in a HW division :D
     
  8. TrumanBurbank Green Belt

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    How about you link the Birchak video OP
     
  9. FinBJJ Black Belt

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    How about moving up so you don't have to cut a ridiculous amount of water weight. Then you wouldn't need an IV. But this must be crazy talk.
     
  10. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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  11. Drenalin Banned Banned

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    Drink Gatorade like normal people & quit bitching
     
  12. PrinceOfPain Silver Belt

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    We have a right to inject our opinions on how we feel the sport we support should be governed.
    If we think that weight cutting is unhealthy/cowardly/whatever, we have every right to pressure the organisational bodies into moving away from it.

    "people have been cutting weight forever," is also a stupid argument.
     
  13. PrinceOfPain Silver Belt

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    Oh, and if fighters start gassing out because they're fighting at a weight that drains them, we have every right to bitch about them not moving up a division.
     
  14. randomalias Brown Belt

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    Not if they start losing to fresher fighters who have cut less weight.
     
  15. Capsela Green Belt

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    cry more
     
  16. d2s Blue Belt

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    How awkward is Romero in the cage? man the guy moves weird
     
  17. Toco Steel Belt

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    if you think weight cutting is cowardly, thats a really stupid opinion
     
  18. Thisisme2 Brown Belt

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    This.
    The poster you replied to obviously didnt think any further about the implications other that maybe someones first fight.
     
  19. BASSER911414 Blue Belt

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    Fan opinion holds zero ground in comparison to the opinion of people who get in there and perform.

    And 'people have been cutting weight forever' is a very valid argument in the fact that for decades wrestlers, boxers, judokas etc. have been part of a system that works. A fighter gassing because he cuts too much is his own problem and his own decision. And its been that way for the longest time. He is to blame and no one else. Renan Barao has trouble with his performance after cutting. He should move up. Johny Hendricks cuts more than 20 lbs. He makes weight and performs admirably. He should stay where he is. Chael Sonnen has said hes had to cut 20 lbs. He did it every single time and despite his faults has never had cardio issues.

    There are fighters who cut and rehydrate (with IV's) and are ok to perform and have little issues doing it again. There's a guy at my gym who is 5'6 and a short reach and walks around between 170 and 180. He cuts down to lightweight and rehydrates with an IV. Asking a guy like him to fight at 170 considering his body size would be unfair and by everyone's admission not as competitive.

    Any person suffering from a weight cut is at fault. Not the rules or regulations. Weight cutting is a fighter's responsibility and prerogative and if he does it right every single time, no one has the right to tell him otherwise.
     
  20. MasterNinjaRat Blue Belt

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    I agree with this.

    ''After cutting 20 pounds that dont come off easy...''

    Like it was said before: how about moving to a weightclass where you dont have to cut 20 pounds, and where you possibly could fight people your own size.

    I think the whole situation has become ridiculous, the weigh-ins should be held on the day of the fight imo.
    If you cut weight, then live with it and propably fight dehydrated, OR
    Dont cut weight, be happy and fight without worries.
     

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