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Media Jon Anik offers a new idea for punishing fighters that don’t make weight

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  1. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    What you say sherbros? Yay or nay?
     
  2. kalabula Silver Belt

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    Ya. I saw that. Not bad, I guess.
     
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  3. The UFC Brander Collector Pimp Andrew

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    Then just withdraw from injury/illness
    No point to fight - apart from the paycheck but live to fight another day.
    The UFC has to offer them 3 fights a year
     
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  4. GueseGuy Yellow Card Yellow Card

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  5. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    I kind of agree

    Go extreme and make a weight miss an L

    See how quickly you stop seeing them happen lol
     
  6. Harlekin Black Belt

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    Or let's just fix cutting weight, by giving them a bodyfat/water limit
     
  7. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust

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    If they miss weight they have to loan their wife to the other fighter
     
  8. Xoleth Brown Belt

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    Corporal punishment
    In the octagon
    Something they will never forget
    like being chocked by Paul Harris
    Actually, they might forget that
    Because they'll be fucking dead
     
  9. glavinator Purple Belt

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    I say thats a perfect solution. Might even force guys into their proper weight classes. Having that looming over you would add a lot of pressure to an already hard and stressful cut for the bigger guys
     
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  10. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    People would just pull out before the weight-in.
     
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  11. Rorschachxx Brown Belt

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    Good idea but it would result in a ton of fight cancelations. Dude would just pull out and save it for another day. I'd hate to see big fights be canceled for a weight miss of 1 lbs. I like the idea of an automatic point deduction though.
     
  12. Klaavical Red Belt

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    Make it monetary and significant like 50 percent of purse, and that money goes into a pot that all the missed weight fighters fight for in a winner takes all tournament style contest to try to redeem their lost revenue.
     
  13. El Fernas Gold Belt

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    Yeah, no, some sherdoggers have said that already...its dumb, they will just pull out.
     
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  14. mirko>anyone Red Belt

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    You’ll just get more pull outs.

    All fighters know they need to make weight. they lose 30% of their purse as well as risk getting cut if they miss. Yet, they still do. The poor dieting/weight cutting choices will always exist regardless of the penalty. If anything, we will see more people put themselves at risk making a drastic cut last minute.

    how about: if you miss weight, you automatically have to move up. No exceptions. Maybe a clause where If you win 2/3 at the higher weight you can elect to go back down once good faith is restored.
     
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  15. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Meh. Sounds good on paper. But that's exactly the problem.

    Shit would mean that, for example, Rockhold vs Romero would be a no contest on paper.

    We all know what happened in real life though
     
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  16. The UFC Brander Collector Pimp Andrew

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    Didn't BJ, allegedly, do that regardless?
     
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  17. leatherneck https://www.facebook.com/marriottleatherneck/

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    weight cutting doesnt bother me,

    and fighters missing weight doesnt either.
     
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  18. Nightgunner05 Brown Belt

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    Dumb as hell. No point of even fighting if they were to do that. If the ufc doesn’t want fighters to miss weight, then they should try and make them fight at their natural weight class.
     
  19. Virtually Identical Orange Belt

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    I think that when it’s a blatant fuck you to the promotion/athletic commission like in the case of Perry, they should be taken off the card and fined 10k per pound. That has to be paid before they fight again.
     
  20. Cat Biscuits Black Belt

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    That'd be ok if winning actually mattered.

    But we all know that Dana doesn't care if you win or not. If he feels a certain way, you could easily get a title shot off a loss, or get special treatment regardless of winning.

    Conor hasn't won a fight at LW in 4 years, and only has one win at LW, yet he's still ranked #4...

    Again, winning doesn't matter if Dana favors you. Might work for the nobodies, but for anyone who carries weight, it's not as much of a factor.

    You might get a no-contest result, but if you go in there and perform well, Dana will notice that instead of what the official results say.
     
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