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Weight Cutting Championship

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  1. Wefee Blue Belt

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    How come the UFC can't get it straight with weight cutting? Isn't having 20+ pounds on your opponent a much bigger advantage than taking dick pills? Why don't they do something about it?
    Don't come to me and tell me it would be too hard to manage... they literally take blood out of their athletes to search for specific substances... monitoring wieght is too difficult? pls
     
  2. tonil Red Card

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    They want to make more money
     
  3. thrillkilla77 Green Belt

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    They should all fight at their walk around weight IMO
     
  4. Air Lats Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!

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    Too hard to manage
     
  5. BR701 Don't give me number one bullshit

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    USADA has brutally raped the sport.
     
  6. BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    There won't be a be a 20 lb weight difference 95% of time, the only exceptions are HW or if one fighter barely/doesn't cut weight.
     
  7. MikeyB Blue Belt

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    How is weight cutting an unfair advantage? Everyone can do it. In fact almost everyone who's competed in weight class based sports has done it.

    There's a point in dimishing returns too. Look at how much better Cowboy looks at 170. It's because he isn't sucking out 10 lbs of water the day before.

    It's just an issue of perception. There's a reason Gleison Tibau was never champ.
     
  8. Jim Cozad Jr. Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    What exactly are you proposing?
     
  9. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    The UFC has fighters sign contracts to fight fights at certain weight classes. They are not responsible for HOW the fighters make that weight class. If they fought at that weight class previously, it isn't out of the question to expect them to make that weight again is it?
     
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    Rumble is the weight cutting champ hands down!
     
  11. Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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  12. Sparkie Black Belt

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    they have to draw a line
    It called rules of the sport
     
  13. blah_blah619 Purple Belt

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    {<huh}he's missed weight in 2 different divisions.
     
  14. Sparkie Black Belt

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    he can cut weight like no one else!:D
    when he was attempting 170 he was well over 200
     
  15. Mr. Mackey Green Belt

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    The UFC should have recorded weights for their fighters. They should weigh their fighters 2-4 times a year, randomly. Whether the USADA does it, a UFC official, a gym leader, someone should. Take the average of the weights recorded throughout the year. Then there should be a recommendation for each fighter for weight classes they can compete in. 25 pounds should be the max cut. It's simply not safe/healthy to cut anymore weight than that. Has it been done and is it done sure. But if they want to clean the sport up and legitimize it further IMO that's a step they need to take.
     
  16. blah_blah619 Purple Belt

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    Doesn't Ferguson walk around close to 200 and makes 155?
     
  17. Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    How about everyone stops cutting water-weight and just moves up a division or two. We'd have largely the same available match-ups with much better performances and longer careers.
     
  18. NavySeal4Life Peace Double Yellow Card

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    Colon McTapper was 20 lbs heavier than Eddie in that fight...weigh them when they step into the Octagon. Even if only for information purposes on a big screen.
     

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