Birchak: Ban on IVs is F@$%ing $#!^^*

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lol @ having to use IVs to rehydrate

Maybe fight in the right weight class?

The upgraded testing and sanctions are awesome. MMA fighters were becoming entirely too used to sticking themselves with needles.

Don't cut so much weight. Phone Post 3.0

His arguments make no sense. Phone Post 3.0

mada - if you can't naturally rehydrate within 24+ hours then you are cutting too much weight and it's unsafe. When you are too dumb to protect yourself then you have the regulators step in to save you. Thats just how I see it.

Spot on summary and kind of sad since the athletic commissions can barely count to potato.

The UFC could have educate the fighters a lot sooner.
You have to take this into account, with WADA, PEDS testing is going from 1995 to 2015 in the UFC

Fight at a more healthy weight class. Phone Post 3.0

RenanViaEarlyStoppage - His arguments make no sense. Phone Post 3.0
This x1000 Phone Post 3.0

The ban is due to it having an effect on testing. I'm ok with the ban but people are going to have to be more cautious and smarter in their diet and cutting. Phone Post 3.0

Maybe fight in your proper weight class, so you don't have to cut so much weight to the point you need an IV to rehydrate.

I actually like this. These guys want their cake and eat it to. You want to be able to fight 30 pounds above your weigh in weight, but you don't want your chin or cardio to be effected. There should be consequences. Go ahead cut that much weight, be the bigger stronger guy, but you won't have the cardio to last a whole fight.

Or cut 10-12 pounds, come in fresh and energetic and be able to go hard the whole fight. Phone Post 3.0

So, they're protecting the fighters by banning a much more efficient way of rehydration? There will be SERIOUS repercussions to this mandate. IV rehydration has been standard, even used by those who, comparatively, don't cut a lot of weight for their weight class.

If we are allowing fighters to cut water weight then why would we ban the most effective way of rehydration? I do not agree with this. Phone Post 3.0

JimmersonzGlove -
mada - if you can't naturally rehydrate within 24+ hours then you are cutting too much weight and it's unsafe. When you are too dumb to protect yourself then you have the regulators step in to save you. Thats just how I see it.

Spot on summary and kind of sad since the athletic commissions can barely count to potato.
If you need to cut more than 10-15lbs, you're either on the wrong diet or in the wrong weight class. Phone Post 3.0

If you need 4 bags to rehydrate?

You. Are. Cutting. Unhealthy. Amounts. Of. Weight.

That's not UFC fault.

Wahhhh. Fighters will have to move up.

But as far as getting Kayoed?

Well, moving up and not cutting as much weight coupled with reasonably rehydrating properly will leave you fine.

Only morons who still cut insane pounds will be susceptible.

I hope that doesn't happen but if you cannot use IVs you need to not dry your brain out and then half ass your hydration.

I feel over time fights will get better as naturally bigger guys will fight at a more natural weight and as a result will be stronger and healthier from not doing these crazy cuts.

Initially it'll seem it's a disadvantage after using crazy weight cuts to gain one but once it all evens out it's healthier for fighters and will be better all the way around.

And it could lead to seeing maybe some new guys become dominant as no longer will you have this crazy cutting to garner a perceived advantage. Phone Post 3.0

Speaking of this fool who cuts so much weight, I wonder if Soto gets another shot? Phone Post 3.0

mada - if you can't naturally rehydrate within 24+ hours then you are cutting too much weight and it's unsafe. When you are too dumb to protect yourself then you have the regulators step in to save you. Thats just how I see it.
Yeah it's always great when government bureaucrats make your decisions for you because you're too stupid. I bet you're a big fan of the war on drugs. Me too. What a roaring success that has been for our line of thinking. And it generates tons of money for the prison industry which helps stimulate the economy too? Can you say win/win? Well maybe, if we're in a few speech zone. I just can't wait until the government is involved in every aspect of my life. After all if they didn't then people might hurt themselves somewhere. Phone Post 3.0

It actually protects the opponent who didn't cut as much weight and is fighting at a more natural weight class as well. These guys that cut 20-30lbs of weight then rehydrate with IV have a huge advantage over their opponent did it the more conventional way. Phone Post 3.0

Ugh. Free speech zone I meant. Can't wait for my spelling bureaucrat to make sure I typed everything correctly, after they approve the content first of course. Phone Post 3.0

"The way they check it is plasticides on your urine. Basically, whatever residue is on the inside of the plastic IV bag, drains into the solution, and you piss those chemicals out

 

so if they start making iv saline solutions in glass containers.....

JeffersonDArcyChoke - If you need 4 bags to rehydrate?

You. Are. Cutting. Unhealthy. Amounts. Of. Weight.

That's not UFC fault.

Wahhhh. Fighters will have to move up.

But as far as getting Kayoed?

Well, moving up and not cutting as much weight coupled with reasonably rehydrating properly will leave you fine.

Only morons who still cut insane pounds will be susceptible.

I hope that doesn't happen but if you cannot use IVs you need to not dry your brain out and then half ass your hydration.

I feel over time fights will get better as naturally bigger guys will fight at a more natural weight and as a result will be stronger and healthier from not doing these crazy cuts.

Initially it'll seem it's a disadvantage after using crazy weight cuts to gain one but once it all evens out it's healthier for fighters and will be better all the way around.

And it could lead to seeing maybe some new guys become dominant as no longer will you have this crazy cutting to garner a perceived advantage. Phone Post 3.0
I was about to say the same thing. Three to four bags to rehydrate, that's insane!! Phone Post 3.0

CRE -


lol @ having to use IVs to rehydrate



Maybe fight in the right weight class?



The upgraded testing and sanctions are awesome. MMA fighters were becoming entirely too used to sticking themselves with needles.

This Phone Post 3.0