Posted by Patchedup15
This was originally in the "Whats your weight division post" but i realized its too off topic to leave in there
I think its interesting to see how drastic some people think they would cut.. even myself weighing at a pretty athletic 165 would want to cut to 145.. 20lbs is a lot. Kinda strange to think fighters do this all the time. I wonder why they don't require weigh ins to be day of fight to limit the amount fighters would cut.
I'm very well aware of long term health effects. Why do you think procedure doesn't require day of weigh ins? it would also have more realistic weight classes. Example- Anthony Johnson is reported to weigh as much as 220, yet was cutting to 170.. now he'll try out 185. either way.. that's a lot of weight
The first problem I see with day of the fight weighins is that fighters would still cut the weight. I think it could backfire, making the large cuts even more dangerous as people lose the water and then replenish it in a quicker timeframe.
I have no problem with people cutting the weight if they can do it. We have seen time and again that there are disadvantages to being huge and exhausted that go with the advantages of being bigger than your opponent. Gray Maynard is much bigger than Frankie Edgar, and while his size and power were an advantage, he was always slower and tended to turn pink against Frankie after a round or two.