Torres

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…

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…

Yang Jian Bing

IMMAF CEO Offers Condolences for Death of Yang Jian Bing & Comments on Lethal Weight Cutting

News of the tragic death of Chinese flyweight Yang Jian Bing today has sent shockwaves through the MMA community. Bing’s seventh pro fight at One Championship 35  in the Philippines was cancelled on Thursday, “due to Yang’s severe dehydration from attempting to make weight. Yang Jian Bing has suffered from dehydration and suspected heat…