How about a zero tolerance policy for missing weight?

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  1. IGotAHugePeckah

    IGotAHugePeckah Brown Belt

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    How bout this...

    -If you miss weight by 3lbs or more, or you get hospitalized by your weight cut, you're forced up a division immediately.

    -If you miss weight by 2lbs or less on two occasions, you're forced up a division immediately (giving everyone one allowance for 1 small fuck up).

    -If you're a champ and you miss weight by any amount, you lose your title on the scales just like in boxing. Your opponent can still win the belt if he/she made weight. If the champ wins the fight, the title is immediately vacated and the ex-champ has to work their way back to a shot.

    -If you're a champ and your weight cut hospitalizes you, you're automatically stripped and you're forced up a division.


    I think the big thing is forcing people up a division if they end up in emergency because of a cut. Obviously you're too big for the division (or too unprofessional to be relied on to cut properly) and the UFC can't, in good conscious (lol), let you fight at that weight.
     
  2. tonil

    tonil ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

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    It's what happened to Johny Hendricks
     
  3. Draxton

    Draxton Captain shitpost

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    Still won’t stop big weight cuts.
     
  4. tequilaboy

    tequilaboy Purple Belt

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    Or just do the weigh ins the same day as the fight as in BJJ
     
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    This is trying to heal the symptom rather than the disease. MMA needs to work very hard to get away from this weight cutting bullshit and have everybody compete at their "walk-around" weight. Why was GSP the 170Lb champ when 99.999999% of the time he weighed close to 200Lbs? Just using him as an example but it makes no fucking sense to have people do this kind of silly bullshit 24 hours prior to a massive sporting event.
     
  7. smiles mma

    smiles mma Brown Belt

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    Can't force someone to move up, that's just retarded. Hydration tests are about the only way to go
     
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    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Just wanted you guys to know I don't really care...
     
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    accolyte1022 Roll to the Goal

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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    How do you enforce that? Do you spend millions to hire people to shadow fighters 24/7? Do you spend millions on random hydration tests and ban fighters who don't pass them? Do you remove all existing weight classes and strip all champions besides the HW champ? Do you only match people against each other who are at the same walk around weight by chance? How many people do you know who walks around at exactly your weight?

    What you're suggesting is like communism, it's pure fantasy that will never work in practice.
     
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  11. ninja boot

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    really? I bet if Mackenzie Dern got told she had the choice to move her fat ass up a division or take a job at Denny's topping up coffee it would produce results.
     
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  12. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from the yellow once again!

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    Zero-tolerance would get in the way of UFC's plans, though. Can't have that
     
  13. usmctanker242

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    Isn't it currently working in high school / collegiate wrestling? They've taken some serious steps to stop athletes from dehydrating themselves...how come MMA fighters are immune to these same kinds of rules?

    GSP walked around at about 200Lbs (190-200 according to him) so that puts him in the LHW zone. So instead of dehydrating himself like all hell every fight how about he just fights at LHW? You're making things way too complicated man, get a grip.
     
  14. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Off Season Mode.

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    And then Till says no.

    UFC does what? Refuses to book him until his contract is null and Bellator gets him at a discount?
     
  15. oldschoolmmafan

    oldschoolmmafan PEOPLE=SHIT

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    1st. 50% pay loss.
    2nd. 100% pay loss, relegated under card. Non main card fighters lose automatic 50% for following fight.
    3rd. Shelved or bye, bye.
     
  16. Jack Swilling

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    One miss, OK
    Two misses, you cannot fight at that class and forced to move up permently.
    Also like having guys/gals who are willing to train as direct replacements.
    That way much greater chance of seeing a championship fight
     
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    We need every state to get on board with California. I love how they show us what their re-hydrated weight is the next day, the % increase etc... Some of these guys like Khabib and Till need to shamed for being scared to fight men their own size.
     
  19. HereticBD

    HereticBD Titanium Belt

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    How 'bout no more ridiculous weight cutting period?

    They need to start officially determining people's natural weight and division, and put an end to this nonsense. If you want to move up or down in division, you have to give a one year notice, get your weight where it needs to be, and maintain it for no less than six months.
     
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    There's only one solution: all drugs allowed and no weight classes...oh, and weapons.

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