So the argument against same day weigh-ins is that fighters will try to cut weight anyways whilst increasing the risk of injury and missed weight in doing so. So we're stuck with this 24 hour prior to fight weigh in to give fighters some time to rehydrate and recuperate. So if we're going to accept cutting as a part of combat sport, why not do weigh ins 48 hours prior. That'll give fighters more time to get their fluids, carbs, and rested and will likely produce better performances on fight night. What do you guys think? Edit: If it were up to me I'd have a scale outside the octagon and have guys weigh themselves right before fighting. Throughout the week prior to the fight I'd have guys monitor their weights, especially the maineventers ensure they'd make weight. This should eliminate a lot of the cutting that goes on. However if that option isn't viable I'd rather give guys a little more time to recover than just 24 hours.