Originally Posted by megamus
this is a little bit of bullshit, I challenge anyone to find a medical practitioner that would approve weight cutting, in the eyes of the doctors, losing 20 lbs in a week and the last 5-10 in one day is fucking bananas. she could have gone to any doctor and said "my potential employer wants me to cut 15-20 lbs to make a weight category by dehydrating myself and starving my body for a few days while I sweat the weight out through exercise" and any doctor would say "fuck no". every single fighter who cuts weight can get this same doctor's note in a heart beat. This is simply cyborg finding a backdoor out of a fight she doesnt want. watch the UFC wipe their hands of cyborg and start promoting the women who actually fight in the weight class. with no real competition elsewhere cyborg will quickly become irrelevant
There is a simple solution to this problem, fight in your natural weight class and don't cut, Edgar done it, Hendo does it, Machida does it, elite fighters have this ability, it's just to gain an advantage in size/strength that leads to fighters cutting weight, also a couple of bad losses can impact the decision to drop down but IMO it's never great for a fighter to go below their usual weight category.
I say get Rousey to fight Cyborg at 140lbs catch weight, make Roidborg cut some out and Rousey bulk up a tad, hopefully we see a steroid filled arm break into pieces and see a grown man (I believe Cyborg is the old Wanderlai Silva from Pride and the MW version is another person) crying in the ring