That is a valid point I never thought to look at, but the question still remains- why not drop no weight at all and fight at YOUR training wiehgt (emphasis on training, as it was established there is a difference between walkaround weight and training weight)?
It still defeats the purpose of weight classes, because we'll say fighter #1 walks at 144 and gains two pounds to fight in the 146-155 division (dont know if those number are accurate, but it keeps it within 15 pounds), and fighter #2 drops 25 pounds to barely hit 155, you're telling me the fight is going to have no fair/unfair advantage to fighter #2, who is now fighting at a 36 pound weight difference, but if there is then good for him because he was able to drop it?
Why NOT weigh fighters in on the same day to dissipate the practice for FEAR of malnourishment/dehydration?
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