California Passes Weight Cut Rules for Combat Sports

Posted: February 3, 2016 in California Combat Sports Law, Uncategorized

As perhaps the leading jurisdiction when it comes to tackling rapid extreme weight cuts in combat sports, a practice which has led to notable injuries and even death, California has passed emergency rules adding much needed regulation and oversight to the dangerous practice.

The new rules, which are the most robust passed by any US or Canadian jurisdiction, read as follows and are self explanatory in their scope:

CSAC Weight Cut Law

As first reported by MMAFighting’s Marc Raimondi, “these rules can go into effect as early as March 1. Because these were emergency rules, they were added on a trial basis and will be revisited by the commission at a later date“.

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  2. […] fighters scheduled to compete at Bellator 153 advising of the new regulations which are similar to recent reforms passed in California.  The letter read as follows […]

  3. […] cut practices in MMA and regulators have slowly but surely taking notice (click here to read about California reforms,  Kansas reforms, and Arkansas reforms) and now the UFC has become the latest entity to address […]

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  5. […] California,  Ontario, Kansas, CABMMA and the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation, the Nevada State […]

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