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The state of Ohio has a different weigh in policy
for combat sports. Instead of a fighter having to
weigh in the day before the fight, fighters also have
to weigh in the day of the fight and they can't weigh
more then 9 lbs ofver the contracted fweight. For
example Matt Hughes has often said he walks around at
190 lbs. Matt Hughes is fighting Chris Lytle at UFC 68
@ 170 lbs. If Matt makes the 170 lbs limit the day
before the fight he will have to weigh in the day of
the fight. According to Ohio law he can't weigh more
then 9 lbs over 170 lbs. This means Matt would only be
allowed to weigh 179 lbs by fight time instead of
rehydrating his body back to 190 lbs which is the norm
for all fighters. The UFC has tried to get this rule
waived for their event. No offical word if Ohio waived
the rule for the UFC.



This could change ALOT for some of the fighters say a Tim Sylvia who already has to cut to 265 and he's going to have to stay within 9 pounds of that the next day? If they don't get this waived I wouldn't be suprised if some people have trouble with it.

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Yeah we were talking about this on Sherdog a few weeks back. Hopefully all the fighters have done their homework. I think it means they will have to keep their "Walk around weight" lower than normal right now in the weeks leading up to the fights. In the other thread, I said they are all professionals and will make weight no problem, but after the Lutter incident, a rule like this one might be a real concern.

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Posted by Zvonimir

Yeah we were talking about this on Sherdog a few weeks back. Hopefully all the fighters have done their homework. I think it means they will have to keep their "Walk around weight" lower than normal right now in the weeks leading up to the fights. In the other thread, I said they are all professionals and will make weight no problem, but after the Lutter incident, a rule like this one might be a real concern.



I agree they are all professionals but I've got a feeling even if you come really prepared keeping within 9 pounds of your fighting weight will be a difficult and draining challenge for some.

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these are not good rules, i change my prediction in most fights if this is true.

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It really depends on how prepared they are; if they have to cut too much weight too close to the fight and then have to spend the time after they first weigh in trying to keep the weight at or below the 9 lbs they could come in fatigued and perform terribly. Randy doesn't have to cut to make weight and I believe he's going to fight at 220 and walks around at 230 which should be easy for him to maintain but someone like Tim Sylvia who has to cut just to get down to 265 it could be a problem.

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I think Sylvia will be ok, I'm most worried about a lighter fighter like Hughes, who cuts a higher percentage of his body weight, than a guy like Sylvia. I hope someone can find out if they are waiving this rule, or if it will be enforced.

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Posted by Zvonimir

I think Sylvia will be ok, I'm most worried about a lighter fighter like Hughes, who cuts a higher percentage of his body weight, than a guy like Sylvia. I hope someone can find out if they are waiving this rule, or if it will be enforced.



Any idea how much Sylvia actually cuts?

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Posted by Zvonimir

I think Sylvia will be ok, I'm most worried about a lighter fighter like Hughes, who cuts a higher percentage of his body weight, than a guy like Sylvia. I hope someone can find out if they are waiving this rule, or if it will be enforced.



Any idea how much Sylvia actually cuts?



No clue. Maybe your right, maybe he cuts a lot too.

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Posted by Zvonimir


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I think Sylvia will be ok, I'm most worried about a lighter fighter like Hughes, who cuts a higher percentage of his body weight, than a guy like Sylvia. I hope someone can find out if they are waiving this rule, or if it will be enforced.



Any idea how much Sylvia actually cuts?



No clue. Maybe your right, maybe he cuts a lot too.



No idea that's why I was asking; because if he indeed has to cut a significant amount like you were saying it could be a problem. Being a Randy fan I can't help but wonder

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I'm a Captain America fan too, I really hope he can pull off the victory.

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Poor Tim...

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Sylvia walks around about 285-290

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I dont Think Tim Sylvia cuts much more than that to make HW so it shouldnt be a problem.
Also i dont think a fighter can regain all of his weight in one day. It isnt all water weight. A Large Part Involves Dieting.
Matt Hughes never Weighed 190. He walks around at 187. I doubt he is ever over 180 on fight day. 20lbs is just to much to gain back in one day. Imagine your self dropping 20lbs in one day. then the next day gaining it all back. There would be a little shock to your system wouldnt there?

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Posted by hathcock32

Sylvia walks around about 285-290



That could be trouble if he's not prepared right; although with Billy Rush I would highly doubt he's going to be underprepared. He'll make the first weigh in for sure; but how the hell does he keep within 9 pounds until the next day without wearing himself out for the fight?

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Posted by hathcock32

Sylvia walks around about 285-290


Are you serious? Are you thinking of Ricco Rodrieqz? I Think Tim Hovers more around 280 at the most.

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