California Unanimously Passes Major MMA Weight Cut Reforms

In a welcome development by arguably the most pro-active jurisdiction in North America tackling the perils of rapid extreme weight cuts in MMA, the California State Athletic Commission has unanimously passed major reforms in regulating this practice.

As first reported by Marc Raimondi, the CSAC unanimously passed a 10-point plan which seeks to alter the landscape of dangerous weight cuts in MMA.

Raimondi reports that “the UFC, Bellator and Invicta all wrote letters to the commission supporting this plan“.

The changes include new weight divisions, steeper penalties for missing weight and recommendations compelling changes of weight classes for fighters who undertake extreme cuts.

The full reforms read as follows:

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