Nevada State Athletic Commission Adopts Early Weigh Ins for UFC 200

Following California,  Ontario, Kansas, CABMMA and the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, arguably the most influential combat sports regulator, is the latest to adopt early weigh ins. Today’s NSAC agenda included the following item for possible action 10. Consideration of request by Zuffa, LLC to modify time of event weigh‐ins, for possible action. … More Nevada State Athletic Commission Adopts Early Weigh Ins for UFC 200

Brazil Latest MMA Regulator to Adopt Early Weigh Ins

Although Ohio has recently gone against the grain by adopting same day weigh ins for pro-am MMA events, the regulatory standard is quickly becoming moving weigh ins further back from events to allow athletes greater time to rehydrate with a view to reducing rates of injury and death. Sherdog reports that Brazil’s Athletic Commission (CABMMA) … More Brazil Latest MMA Regulator to Adopt Early Weigh Ins

Ohio Athletic Commission Passes Troubling Weight Cut Reform

Update January 11, 2017 – BlugrassMMA reports that this policy has now been repealed and pros competing on pro-am cards can weigh in day before with a second weigh in on the day of the fight with restrictions on how much weight can be regained. ____________________________________ When combat sports regulators turn their mind to solutions … More Ohio Athletic Commission Passes Troubling Weight Cut Reform

Ontario Adopts California Style Early Weigh Ins For UFC Fight Night 89

After the largely popular early weigh ins conducted in California at UFC  199 MMAFighting.com’s Marc Raimondi, who has been perhaps the most consistent reporter addressing rapid extreme weight cut issues in the sport, advises that the same protocols will be used for UFC Fight Night 89 this week in Ottawa, Canada. Raimondi reports as follows: … More Ontario Adopts California Style Early Weigh Ins For UFC Fight Night 89

Following Long List of Injuries UFC Implements Weight Cut Reforms

After fighter Yang Jian Bing died from complications secondary to a rapid extreme weight cut for a bout scheduled in the Phillipines ONE Championship was quick to implement reforms. There have been numerous well documented injuries due to rapid extreme weight cut practices in MMA and regulators have slowly taken action (click here to read about California … More Following Long List of Injuries UFC Implements Weight Cut Reforms

WBC Boycotts Ontario – Sites Safety Concerns With Athletic Commission

In the aftermath of an April  12, 2016 knockout loss by Mexican fighter Guillermo Herrera, who remains in a Canadian hospital dealing with the aftermath of a ruptured blood vessel in his brain, the World Boxing Counsel has issued a press release indicating they will no longer sanction bouts in Ontario, Canada citing safety concerns with … More WBC Boycotts Ontario – Sites Safety Concerns With Athletic Commission

Should WADA ban Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts in Combat Sports?

In the latest voice calling for reform of rapid extreme weight cut practices in combative sports, the Journal of Sports Medicine published an argument suggesting that the World Anti Doping Agency ban include Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting as a ‘prohibited method’. The article, titled “It is Time to Ban Rapid Weight Loss from Combat Sports“ … More Should WADA ban Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts in Combat Sports?

Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation Implements Weight Cut Reforms

The Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation has become the latest athletic commission to implement weight cut reforms in combat sports. As reported by theMMAreport.com, the Mohegan Commission has sent a letter to fighters scheduled to compete at Bellator 153 advising of the new regulations which are similar to recent reforms passed in California.  The letter … More Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation Implements Weight Cut Reforms

Study – Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts Adversely Impact MMA Performance Even After Rehydration

Adding to this site’s archived safety studies and legal reforms addressing Rapid Extreme Weight Cut practices in MMA and other combat sports, a recent Master’s Thesis paper was published by Oliver Roland Barley at the School of Medical and Health Science EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, looking at the effects of Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts in MMA Athletes. … More Study – Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts Adversely Impact MMA Performance Even After Rehydration

Study – Olympic Combat Sports Athletes, Rapid Weight Cuts and Perfomance

Dehydration brought on by rapid extreme weight cut practices has led to well documented injuries and death in combat sports.  Despite this combat sport athletes continue these practices under the impression that they lead to competitive advantage.  A recent study was published unfortunately bolstering these beliefs finding that the advantage of competing in a lower … More Study – Olympic Combat Sports Athletes, Rapid Weight Cuts and Perfomance