Originally Posted by Flak
Typically it has been. The heavy guy gives up 10% of his purse to his opponent. This time it looks like 20%, but frankly, i think thats too soft.
50% at least.
Was thinking the exact same thing. Should be applied to any bonusses paid as well.
Originally Posted by Darkgecko
I think people are forgetting that there are many reasons that people do not make weight. They are not all dishonorable or disrespectful. If everyone who knew they would have trouble making weight due to injuries pulled out before trying, there would be a lot less fights. If someone loses a fight because they went in to it injured, people consider them warriors, but if they don't make weight because they are injured, they are disrespecting the sport?
Noticing a pattern with a particular gym not making weight is definitely an issue though, and should be addressed. It's perfectly possible that this instance is not injury related at all.
Comming in over weight is cheating imo. I understand that's rarely the intent of the fighter, but it's still cheating.