Weight cutting

Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism documents consequences of weight cutting in MMA

Based on research collected in 2017 by IMMAF volunteer Ben Crighton and fellow researchers, the group’s latest case study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, documenting performance effects and harmful consequences through the ‘physiological and metabolic impact of extreme weight cutting by an elite male…

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ABC to follow CSAC with proposed weight cutting reform plan

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) may soon be following in the footsteps of California’s commission regarding weight cutting. California recently enacted a fine for cut failure but also wrote up a 10-point plan for reform. In short, the plan includes a weight…

California tightens weight cutting restrictions

Reported by MMAFighting.com, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has passed a series of emergency weight cutting regulations. These include a ban on severe dehydration in order to make weight, the prohibition of IVs to rehydrate (as already outlawed by the UFC in October) and a restriction on moving back times of weigh-ins. In relation to…

Johny Hendricks commits to better weight management

Having accepted the criticisms following his withdrawal from UFC 192 last October, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has committed to a change in lifestyle that will greatly reduce the amount of weight that he sheds in the build up to a fight, under the guidance of nutritionist Lou Giordano of LouTrition.…

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Jose Torres commits to weight management instead of weight cuts

Two-time IMMAF world bantamweight gold medallist Jose Torres has revealed encouraging plans for a complete overhaul of his fight preparations to include a healthy weight management and lifestyle adjustment: He has committed to never again undergo a pre-fight weight cut. Last week “Shorty” revealed that he had joined with nutritionist Lou Giordano of LouTrition. After the announcement,…

Victor Cui: ‘Fighters who desire to drop a weight class will be evaluated’

Picture: ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren (left), CEO Victor Cui (center), Luis Santos (right). Yesterday IMMAF covered reports following the appearance of One Championship CEO Victor Cui on Fox Sports Asia, who revealed that all contracted athletes will move up to the next weight class in unison, following the leading Asian…

Victor Cui: ‘All One Championship athletes will move up a weight class in unison’

Asian MMA promotion, One Championship, has continued its unprecedented weight management reform, and has indicated that all contracted athletes will be required to move upwards to the next weight division, in addition to the previously reported ban on weight cutting through dehydration. One Championship CEO Victor Cui appeared on Fox…

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One Championship Bans Weight Cutting By Dehydration.

Asia’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, One Championship, has announced a ground breaking decision to ban the process of athletes cutting weight via dehydration, according to a press release issued by the promotion. Weight cutting has become a consistent hot topic in the sport of MMA, and One Championship’s decision…

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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…