MAKING WEIGHT ( PERFECT EXAMPLE)

everyone gave the new jersey state athletic commission shit for passing a law that in big championship fights that the fighter had to be within 10% of his fighting weight 30 days before the event and 5% ten days before, this is a perfect example of why they are doing this, not only for the health of a fighter but the venue or casino that pays big money for a championship fight...

This is not a perfect example. What the New Jersey athletic commision is going to hurt combat sports in that state. Many fighters cut between 15-25 lbs. to get to their fighting weight. They have a certain way to cut the weight so that they will not hurt themselves and so that the fighters body will not hold the weight at the cut weight of the fighter. Don't use one or two fighters as a martyr for something that will ultimately hurt the fighters more and hurt the business it self.

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The law seems to make sense - encourahes healthy and gradual weight cuttign and may have avoided this Lutter fiasco.

We only have these weight-cutting f*ckups because of the American obsession with weight cutting. The New Jersey laws make sense. Make the fighters fight at their real weights, not some BS weight they can only sustain for 1 hour because they've lost every spare drop of fluid in their body, shaved off all their hair and shat out most of their internal organs.

huh?what?right? like sex on the beaches....

that was for Gullinkambi.

as far as this thread, I agree totally: step on a scale and then step into the
cage. one weigh-in during the walk to the fight, five seconds before the
fight begins.

if this fight was in NJ.....they would be fighting for the title....the new provision is great

this is exactly what shouldnt happen in a big fight

Gullinkambi-
Who does that song? I heard it in 'Jackass Number 2'.

"DJ CRUSH"

"Don't use one or two fighters as a martyr for something that will ultimately hurt the fighters more "

I don't understand how forcing them to get closer and closer to the fight weight at consecutive weigh-ins could possibly hurt the fighters.

Thanx!

"DJ CRUSH"

"I will get flamed for this but I've always looked at weight cutting as something the guys that are scared to fight their own weight do."

Seems every fighter in the UFC from Chuck Liddell to Matt hughes falls into that category then. Weight cutting is just part of the sport. I dont particularly like it, but guys always want any advantage they can get. weight cutting is a way to be bigger (now a days more likely a way to be the same size as) than the competition. I cant think of any fighter other than BJ penn who has fought really close to walking weight in a long time.

"Randleman was around 195 when was heavyweight champ."

Odd how he kept weighing in at 220 then.

"fighter had to be within 10% of his fighting weight 30 days before the event and 5% ten days before"

wouldn't people just cut weight 3 times per fight instead of once?

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