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Old 12-08-2011, 05:00 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Hell, have them step on the damn scale at the "Harley Davidson prep point."
Hm, I actually like this idea. I would love to see It tested out for a complete event.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:16 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Absolutely agreed. Make weigh-ins 1 hour before the fight, and increment all weight classes by 10 lbs (which is what the fighters in them weigh anyway).
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #53 (permalink)
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There are so many ways to cut the weight like you can use yoga and certain exercises to cut the weight which are swimming,walking and cycling, these exercises are so good to reduce the weight and you can also use green tea which is so good to reduce the weight and good for health.
Lol they need to cut the weight 1-2 weeks leading up to the fight, some still cutting just before the weigh inn, I doubt green tea and a walk would help these guys.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I've been saying it for years, weigh them as they step in the octagon. No more huge size disadvantages (Edgar vs. Henderson) and no more first round fatigue (Alves, Johnson).
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I've been saying it for years, weigh them as they step in the octagon. No more huge size disadvantages (Edgar vs. Henderson) and no more first round fatigue (Alves, Johnson).
Alves usually has pretty good cardio, minus the second Fitch fight where he had absolutely nothing for him. He looked great against Howard the whole fight and came on strong against Story whose a strong wrestler in the third.

Looked awful against Kampmann though, even though he was winning.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I've been saying it for years, weigh them as they step in the octagon. No more huge size disadvantages (Edgar vs. Henderson) and no more first round fatigue (Alves, Johnson).
The problem with this is that guys would still miss weight by a few pounds here and there and they'd have to cancel some fights. Can you imagine if a main event title fight was scrapped because someone didn't make weight by half a pound?
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The problem with this is that guys would still miss weight by a few pounds here and there and they'd have to cancel some fights. Can you imagine if a main event title fight was scrapped because someone didn't make weight by half a pound?
Not really, people have weeks to make weight, all they have to do is stay at the correct weight a few weeks before. It's the whole idea that they can eat 5 big macs and just "steam it off" that encourage them to push the limit more and more. Kind of like a snooze button that you keep hitting to keep cutting it closer and closer.

Worst case scenario, just give a couple more lbs leeway, and dock like 10-15% of the purse for each lb they go over. That way they have a bit more leeway but still get penalized for using it, so it's not a habit. It's not like the 2-5 extra lbs will give them a massive advantage anyway, people are walking into the cage with far bigger gaps nowadays.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #58 (permalink)
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yeah something should be done but weigh ins an hour before is too much... right now it is 24+ hours right? maybe it should be the morning of the fight? that way if you really want to cut you have to give up sleep and dehydration/rest/regeneration time...
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I can't stand the concept of cutting weight either and really hope they can stop it somehow. One way to get rid of it is to do weigh ins the day of the fight. People against that like to use the retarded argument of "Well fighters are more susceptible to brain damage if they're dehydrated." Well then maybe they should fight at a higher weight instead of killing themselves.

The only fighters who have an argument for cutting weight are LHWs. If they weigh around 210-215, they gotta fight the Carwins and the Big foots. I'd say a new weight class should be made to counter that but then the highest division would be pretty dead. Not sure what to do in this case.

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