Novitzky

Jeff Novitzky: Average weight lost by UFC fighters is declining

Following the implementation of the UFC’s ban on intravenous rehydration (IV) in October, the amount of weight lost by UFC contenders in the final week prior to a bout is now beginning to decline, according to UFC Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance, Jeff Novitzky. The IMMAF recently spoke with Novitzky who expressed his…

Weight cutting

Alarming weight cutting behaviours in mixed martial arts: a cause for concern and a call for action

Following the tragic death of Chinese flyweight Yang Jiang Bing, who is reported to have shockingly passed away as a result of weight cutting complications prior to his anticipated appearance under the banner of Asian promotion One Championship last weekend, IMMAF CEO Densign White spoke exclusively with Fighters Only to…

Video: Norman Parke feels better off after adapting to IV ban

Ahead of his October 24 UFC Fight Night victory over Reza Madadi in Dublin, Ireland, Norman Parke discussed with MMA Plus how he adapted to the recently implemented ban on intravenous re-hydration (IV) and feels better for it. Following a meeting with UFC Vice-president of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff…