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After rash of weigh-in gaffes, Cage Warriors to dock 60 percent of cash

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A number of Cage Warriors fighters have recently had trouble making weight, but if it keeps up, they could now be fined more than half of their fight purses.

The organization today announced that beginning with its “Cage Warriors 69: Super Saturday” card, which streams on MMAjunkie on June 7 from London, fines for missing weight will climb to 60 percent. The offending fighter’s opponent will receive 40 percent of the fine, and the opponent also gets to choose a charity of his or her choice that will receive the other 20 percent.

“We’re dealing with professional athletes here, but due to the lack of professionalism displayed by some, we’ve been forced to make these changes,” Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan stated in today’s announcement. “Making weight is an obligation, not an option, and this will be the first step towards ensuring that we never have a situation again like we did last week.”

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Post #1   5/9/14 9:50:59AM   

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i couldnt agree more..this is a job and fighter should be fined and what not for missing weight..and i'm glad 20% of it would be going to a charity of the opponents choice, very fucken cool..much props for CW for going the extra mile and showing its employees, that theyre not playing around..

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I'm all for fines, but 60% seems like a bit much.

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I doubt anybody misses weight for this Event.

This is the best Cage Warriors Event in a while. 2 Title bouts and several UFC and Bellator vets on this one.

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Posted by grappler0000

I'm all for fines, but 60% seems like a bit much.



Indeed. If they've been having a ton of problems with this issue, its probably a lot of guys just being bad. However, there are definitely legit reasons for missing a weight cut from time to time.

INB4 nobody misses weight anymore but there's a sudden surge in last minute "training injuries".

Post #5   5/9/14 3:44:55PM