Ban all weight cutting period via same day weigh ins.

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  1. Legendary

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    Your weight is submitted weekly to the UFC and whenever USADA tests you. Whatever this number is the weight you will fight at period, no exceptions. If you lose or gain weight via diet, then you can change weight classes, but dehydration would be banned 100%. Fights are made based upon the current ranges. 136-146, 146-156, etc. At this point, everybody cuts weight and it only hurts the fighters performances.

    Instead of rewarding fighters who dehydrate themselves to near death, the weight class structures should reward the fighters who stay lean and in-shape year round. Get too big and you are forced to move up. The fighters who manage their weight properly should be rewarded with better performances. We should see the best fight the best, not who can cut the most weight without killing themselves. There is no reason why Max should be fighting Frankie, or Cejudo fighting Moraes, etc.

    Most fighters would be fighting the same pool of fighters, and the outliers would be reshuffled to their proper weight class.

    Anyone who says cutting weight has zero effect on their performance are just lying to themselves. We have seen numerous examples who fighters moving up and looking much better even if they have to fight bigger fighters. Imagine the performances if they didn't have to cut weight.
     
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  2. Reydereyes

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    They would still cut weight, the only losers would be us because they would be fighting seriously handicapped.
     
  3. Andreh

    Andreh Brown Belt

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    No. If they don't fight well, they are cut, simple. It doesn't matter. Maintain your weight and fight well, or be cut.
     
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  4. dildos

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    personally i feel weigh ins should actually be held a week before the fight which allows fighters to go through the grueling process of the cut and have even more time to recover and bulk back up again.

    im sick of seeing fighters have to weigh in and not get enough time to cut drastic ammounts of weight and not being given ample time to recover from that.
     
  5. 613

    613 Gold Belt

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    Same day weigh ins have been tried in Boxing and they didn't work. There is a reason such a simple solution has not been implemented
     
  6. Reydereyes

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    Then someone like till would try to fight at lightweight <Lmaoo>
     
  7. grimballer

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    Good job ts!

    ufc is addressing this issue as we speak
     
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  8. Azure

    Azure Sherdogology PhD.

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    Combine the same day weight-ins with some type of Hydration testing starting 2-3 weeks out.
     
  9. Chappi

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    I agree, it might take some time for them all to get used to it, but every fighter will fall in line in a fairly short time, because who doesn't will start loosing big time against much fitter and stronger fighters.
    Every athleet in the world tries to get as fit and strong as possible, but in the fightgame they do the worst possible thing a person can do to his body, 1 day before they have to achieve the biggest thing in their carreer( wich the current fight always is) and expect to perform, while the simple truth is, every fighter is better without loosing weight.
    The fact that a few will try to cut weight anyway ( for a little while) and die is their own dumb fault and they don't need to be protected, in fact the world would be better of without such idiots anyway.
     
  10. empsim

    empsim Brown Belt

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    It could make things even worse. Some fighters almost kill themselves for a few pounds weight advantage already, what would happen if they knew they have this long to recover?

    Flyweight might become the most stacked division.
     
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  11. BASSER911414

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    Just follow the ONE protocol. The solution is there....

    Move everyone up a weight class and measure hydration levels. Welterweight becomes 185. Lightweight becomes 170. Featherweight becomes 155 etc etc.
     
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    They should apply the ONE approach.
     
  13. Lepo Lepo

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    Your idea is bad and you should be castrated.
     
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    Khabib and Usman reported TS.
     
  15. winkydinks

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    If a fighter cuts weight, it's their own damn decision. If you don't want to, moving up a class is always an option, with the exception of a select few. We don't need more regulations, and we don't need helicopter commissions trying to protect grown independent adults from themselves. Stupid fucking idea.
     
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  16. Legendary

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    We found James Vick's sherdog account.
     
  17. sabretitan

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    Then ban weight classes. Only way
     
  18. cyrusthevyrus

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    it is their choice. this way, some fighters will have to move up to their natural weigh.
     
  19. no homo

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    You can eliminate weight cutting simply by adjusting the weight classes upwards 10 to 20 pounds and require the fighters to be on weight at anytime a week before the fight.
     
  20. Legendary

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    They are already fighting handicapped when they weighed 20 pounds less 24 hours prior....

    Imagine if before the Superbowl, everyone put on their sauna suits and lost 10 pounds of water a day before the game.

    Zero logic
     

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