Ban all weight cutting period via same day weigh ins.

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  1. Paolo Delutis

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    Wayyyyyy too much work...imagine having to manage and entire roster of fighters weights through out the year then again come fight time..

    Easier solution which ive pitched on here several times...

    Two weigh ins..

    Offcial weigh ins day before like normal

    Then day of weigh ins 4 hours before the event is to start, fighters must not weigh more then 10lbs of there official weigh in weight..

    Example

    Colby and Kamaru weight 70lbs at the official weigh in... Neither competitor can be over 180lbs 4 hours before the event starts.

    If so the bout is over and the offending fighters purse is given to the opponent if the opponent makes both weigh ins..

    2 misses and a fighter is auto moved to the weight class above..another miss after that and they are cut for unprofessionalism

    Simple problem solved
     
  2. eiyuu

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    There are several smaller promotions that do same day weigh ins, and fighters still cut weight.

    So your solution for weight cutting, isn't one.
     
  3. POWER2

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    Actually weight cutting handicaps fighters. For decades, coaches have convinced grapplers and fighters that they can improve their odds if they fight at lower weight classes, by cutting weight at the last minute. Essentially the theory is "fight guys smaller than you by using the loophole of weight cutting". In the end, they guys ruin their bodies.
     
  4. El Fernas

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    Sounds like fighters rehydrating using a scale so they dont go over, still fighting dehydrated.
     
  5. Paolo Delutis

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    But you wont have monster cutters anymore which is the danger..

    10lbs of water weight isnt bad or as bad as some of the cuts happening now...

    It will persuade people from cutting alot period as they will now have to maintain weight for a longer period...why stress your body the day of the fight trying to stay below the 10 pound limit..when you could just build your camp around being as close to your weight division as possible...

    For example..leave camp being 175lbs for a 170lbs fight...you dont have shit to worry about come fight day weight wise..only guys weighing 190 end of camp will have to worry day of the fight..

    I personally dont think weight cutting works as well on MMA as other combat sports..so i dont believe in weight cuts that much..when i do my first fight i plan to cut like 5 pounds max..i think if my opponent is relying solely on there weight cut to beat me theyve already lost..
     
  6. Squidward_T

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    strongly agreed
     

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