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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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I wonder if someone could please explain to me being overweight at the weigh in? I understand that if you are heading for a 170lb fight you should weigh in at 170lb but how much over/under are you allowed to be before you are not allowed to fight that fight.
The question comes after reading the AJ weigh in thread. Seems to me if he is 6lbs overweight I would have thought he would forfeit the fight.
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The athletic commissions require fighters to weigh in the day before an event. If the fight is at Welterweight then both fighters need to come in at 170 pounds. You'll often see fighters come in 1 pound overweight which is perfectly legal. The athletic commissions allow for fighters to be 1 pound over to make up for any scales being off.

If a fighter comes in overweight they are given 1 hour to make the weight, if they are not able to then the fighter is penalized half of their "showing" pay (Someone correct me if I'm wrong)

In smaller shows opponents can accept a fighter at the weight they are, or if they are unable to make the weight after cutting, refuse the fight. This happened to Demacio Page on the Tapout show. He came in 1 or 2 pounds over and his opponent forced Page to cut the weight or he was going to refuse the fight. These situations usually don't happen in the UFC since fighters are there to fight, too much money was invested in the training camp to call the fight off at the last minute.

If the fight were scheduled to be a title bout and a fighter didn't make weight, the fight would no longer be a championship bout. Like Cheal Sonnen vs Paulo Filho II

I hope that answers your question.
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That's great thank you

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I thought the overweight fighter had to fork over 20 percent of his base pay to his opponent, not half?
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I thought the overweight fighter had to fork over 20 percent of his base pay to his opponent, not half?
I was thinking the same thing, like with Mayweather.
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You guys are most likely correct. I was a bit sleepy and haden't taken the time to read up on it. 20% of the total earnings over 50% of the showing pay is more realistic.
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