Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
this part i bolded is the problem, imo. now im not saying every coach out there is a slimeball, far from it. i would trust my coach with my life. but, i have seen a lot of fighters with coaches/managers who need to be taken out back and shot. with the kind of money on the line in high level fighting, you really dont want people like Don King making that kind of call.
My thinking is (partly), if the irresponsible weight cut hurt the chances of victory, fighters and coaches/managers alike might think twice. As it is, it just seems the bodies of the fighter, later in life is the main recipient of toil/risk/cost in the present arrangement.