An MMA Fighter Died Of Weight Cutting? Shocking!

Brazilian MMA Fighter Dies Minutes Before Weigh-In

I’ve been waiting for this to happen, and I’m surprised it’s taken this long. If a couple of these don’t prove to everyone in MMA/boxing/amateur wrestling/any other stupid ass weight cutting sport you can think of that weight cutting is ridiculous and dumb, I don’t know what will.

Like so many things in life, this is hardly rocket science. You choose a weight class. You have months to train and prepare to fight at that weight class. If the day before your fight you find yourself having to dangerously lose like 20 pounds or more very quickly to fit into that weight class, you are either injured or a failure and should probably not be competing. It really is that simple.

Also simple is this: If you need to cut weight to make it into your weight class and can’t stay there, you are a pussy. Only a pussy wouldn’t be willing to fight guys his own size and would need to go into a fight 30 pounds heavier than his official weight.

I don’t know how to stop guys from weight cutting, but something has to be done and it needs to start at the top levels of fighting. Maybe we need to start weighing guys the day of the fights or even right before they step into the cage, or maybe it’s something else. but the current system is and will always be dangerous and retarded, and it’s only a matter of time before it kills more people.

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