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Massachusetts Eliminates Double Weigh-In Policy For MMA

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A recent change in mixed martial arts regulation in the state of Massachusetts has eliminated the need for double weigh-ins. The change is the latest adjustment to regulation of MMA in Massachusetts, which also recently implemented the regulation of amateur MMA in the state. Massachusetts' previous double weigh-in policy, which will remain in place for boxing contests held within the state, called for fighters to weigh no more than 1.0625 times their maximum contract weight at the time of a fight. For instance, a 155-pound fighter could weigh no more than 164.7 pounds prior to fighting, while a light heavyweight's limit would top out at 217.8 pounds. The policy had been in place since the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission's inception in March. The policy would've affected UFC 118 had it still been in place.

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Post #1   7/22/10 7:24:24PM   

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personally i would have agreed with this, idea. It would make fights fairer thus reducing fights that ended up like Glieson Tibeau Vs Caol Uno. And fighters such as Lesnar actually being Heavyweights

Don't even get me started on Rumble, or fighters who just cut weight to win via manhandle

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Post #2   7/23/10 8:14:25AM