Weight Cutting Championship

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Wefee, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Wefee

    Wefee Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    108
    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
     
    LeBron and BR701 like this.
  2. tonil

    tonil ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Messages:
    7,155
    Likes Received:
    27,861
    They want to make more money
     
  3. thrillkilla77

    thrillkilla77 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,499
    Likes Received:
    1,045
    Location:
    the Thrill zone
    They should all fight at their walk around weight IMO
     
    Fahcough, Patof and LeBron like this.
  4. Air Lats

    Air Lats Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest! Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    8,018
    Location:
    At a restraurant eating a succulent Chinese meal.
    Too hard to manage
     
    Z28MARO likes this.
  5. BR701

    BR701 Don't give me number one bullshit

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    1,574
    USADA has brutally raped the sport.
     
  6. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    27,167
    Likes Received:
    19,706
    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

    MikeyB Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    782
    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.

    Jim Cozad Jr. Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    3,624
    Likes Received:
    7,486
    What exactly are you proposing?
     
  9. eiyuu

    eiyuu Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    10,181
    Likes Received:
    5,509
    Location:
    Fighting City of Philadelphia
    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?
     
    Jesse James likes this.
  10. Sparkie

    Sparkie Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    5,300
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    anthony-johnson-ufc-on-fox-181.jpg





    Rumble is the weight cutting champ hands down!
     
    Th3Sav4ge likes this.
  11. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2014
    Messages:
    12,050
    Likes Received:
    10,610
    Location:
    earth
  12. Sparkie

    Sparkie Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    5,300
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    they have to draw a line
    It called rules of the sport
     
  13. blah_blah619

    blah_blah619 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    724
    Location:
    south east san diego
    {<huh}he's missed weight in 2 different divisions.
     
  14. Sparkie

    Sparkie Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    5,300
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    he can cut weight like no one else!:D
    when he was attempting 170 he was well over 200
     
  15. Mr. Mackey

    Mr. Mackey Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    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

    blah_blah619 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    724
    Location:
    south east san diego
    Doesn't Ferguson walk around close to 200 and makes 155?
     
    NavySeal4Life likes this.
  17. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments An ocean turns yellow, it soothes the eye Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    17,494
    Likes Received:
    44,762
    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

    NavySeal4Life Peace Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    425
    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.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.