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Thread: UFC 171: Hendricks vs Lawler weigh-in - Hendricks misses weight; 2 hrs to make weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist of Lemon View Post
    Considering Hendricks usually makes weight no problem, don't you feel that "killing themselves to have an edge" is just a bit of a hyperbole? Can you list fighters who retired and have documented health problems from weight cutting in MMA?
    There have been numerous accounts of guys collapsing back stage or in their hotel rooms prior to weigh ins. As well as the brazilian fighter that died a few months back just before getting on the scales. There are links to low testosterone and prolonged careers of weight cutting as well.

    It's also happened in other sports where athletes haven't properly re hydrated themselves and had seizures as a result. There are definite links to weight cutting and re hydrating and how the brain is slower to recover from the weight cut then the rest of the body making someone more prone to be knocked out (as well as suffering concussions)

    There are lots of examples out there of the risks of weight cutting if you look for them.

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    I can't call any fight Lawler wins an upset. He's experienced, has ko power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    There have been numerous accounts of guys collapsing back stage or in their hotel rooms prior to weigh ins. As well as the brazilian fighter that died a few months back just before getting on the scales. There are links to low testosterone and prolonged careers of weight cutting as well.

    It's also happened in other sports where athletes haven't properly re hydrated themselves and had seizures as a result. There are definite links to weight cutting and re hydrating and how the brain is slower to recover from the weight cut then the rest of the body making someone more prone to be knocked out (as well as suffering concussions)

    There are lots of examples out there of the risks of weight cutting if you look for them.
    A lot of those issues are from cutting water weight to the point where you can't sweat any more, causing some not cool kidney issues. Pair that with the wrong low calorie diet leading up to the fight and long term issues are bound to come up, including low testosterone.

    However, as posted before, those methods are simply being passed by as weight cutting evolves. There's a reason why North American fighters rarely have weight cut issues. It's hardly the athletics commissions place to monitor and restrict weight cutting. That's on the fighter to take care of themselves and cut weight the right way.

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