[quote]Body Hammer wrote:
I say weigh in right before the fight. Not 24 hours, but like half an hour.
Fuck the cutting and the water manipulation and all that shit. Sure its part of the game. But if you weigh in 30 minutes before…sure you can dehydrate and try to come back up but its going to suck, and you might as well fight at the actual weight you are.
If you fight 185 you should actually FIGHT at 185. If you want to be heavier, then cool, fight 205 or whatever.
Its stupid, EVERYONE does it, and all it does is make all the fighters WEAKER, which makes it less entertaining. If only some people did it, huge advantage, but the playing field is pretty even.[/quote]
Problem is, you are still gonna have guys cutting water weight to make their division. It’s just the nature of the beast, especially when money is involved: guys cut weight because they want to come in as big as possible and get every possible advantage.
So if you have same day weigh ins, you WILL have guys coming out to fight dehydrated. Which is a huge health risk, especially if one gets KO’d.
Let them dehydrate. They are going to suffer horribly performance wise. And will not win the fight anyways.
If you lose no one cares about you.
If you want to take all the water out of your system and make yourself a glass jaw, just to come in 5 or so pounds heavier go ahead, its no advantage.
Weigh ins 30 minutes before the bout, completely level playing field, no way to EFFECTIVELY cheat.