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    Weight cutting issue.

    I just ran across this...

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/2/9/...-whos#comments

    Apparently, the NC State Athletic Commission has a 13 pound weight gain limit from weigh in to fight day. As a smaller guy, I dig the **** out of this really, I think it kinda helps restore the point of having a weight class. Plus cutting weight sucks to be honest, it sucks bad. So I was wandering, how common is this? I've never heard of it before, does anywhere else use rules like this? Who likes this rule?


    Also, **** you big people, **** you.

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    I like this rule.

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    That's a fucking awesome rule. Who wants to fucking cut weight?
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    Weight cutting is stupid and takes away from the best possible performance. If you ask me, they should do same-day weigh-ins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpdawg View Post
    weight cutting is stupid and takes away from the best possible performance. If you ask me, they should do same-day weigh-ins.
    mothafuckin truth!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpDawg View Post
    Weight cutting is stupid and takes away from the best possible performance. If you ask me, they should do same-day weigh-ins.
    My only question is whether or not this would actually stop drastic weight cutting. I'm not sure it would. I know some people, maybe not the majority but enough, would still roll the dice and cut a lot of weight to try and drop down a weight class for the perceived advantage and therefore be competing even more dehydrated/weakened then they already are with weigh ins the day before. I would be worried that the net result is having more people fighting well below their best and ending up hurting the sport and possibly increasing the risk of serious injury.

    **dislaimer** I don't know a ton about weight cutting so that might be off base, but knowing a decent number of people who compete regularly in both grappling events and MMA I get the sense that a lot of people wouldn't stop cutting weight. But maybe it is a step in the right direction.

    As to the specific rule, I guess my question is what is the logic behind 13lbs? I know you have to set the line somewhere, but is there science behind picking this as the line?

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    If they want to cheat, and that's essentially what cutting weight is, and they risk themselves by doing so, that's their own problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpDawg View Post
    Weight cutting is stupid and takes away from the best possible performance. If you ask me, they should do same-day weigh-ins.
    Yeeesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iainkelt View Post
    My only question is whether or not this would actually stop drastic weight cutting. I'm not sure it would. I know some people, maybe not the majority but enough, would still roll the dice and cut a lot of weight to try and drop down a weight class for the perceived advantage and therefore be competing even more dehydrated/weakened then they already are with weigh ins the day before. I would be worried that the net result is having more people fighting well below their best and ending up hurting the sport and possibly increasing the risk of serious injury.

    **dislaimer** I don't know a ton about weight cutting so that might be off base, but knowing a decent number of people who compete regularly in both grappling events and MMA I get the sense that a lot of people wouldn't stop cutting weight. But maybe it is a step in the right direction.

    As to the specific rule, I guess my question is what is the logic behind 13lbs? I know you have to set the line somewhere, but is there science behind picking this as the line?
    Because most people don't cut properly and just sweat out like 2 gallons of water day of weigh ins to make weight. Which is around 16lbs. 13lbs makes it so you can still sweat out a safe amount of water.

    I don't really see a problem with cuttin weight really. When I get into high intensity training and a proper non-fast food diet, my bodyfat drops a lot and I go from walking around 153ish to walking around 148ish.

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    I really REALLY like this rule, what a fantastic idea :)

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