MMA Fighters Association calls for added weight classes to curb weight cutting

October 6, 2016 10:54 am by Matt McNulty
UFC Octagon

One of the most often-argued discussions in MMA is the idea of adding weight classes to the sport, and now the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association is calling for just that.

The MMAFA released a statement this week detailing their proposal for adding new weight divisions in an effort to ‘curb weight cutting’, according to the press release.

Below is how the Fighters Association envisions the new weight class structure.

The MMAFA describes their organization as:

an association comprised entirely of mixed martial artists and their trainers. Modeled closely after the Major League Baseball Players’ Association and the Screen Actors Guild, the MMAFA will be led and directed by its members and their elected member representatives. The MMAFA aims to maximize the influence and earning capacity of its members in the sport of mixed martial arts.”

“The trademarks, logos, website, domains, and all other property of the MMAFA will be held in trust for the collective benefit of MMAFA members. The MMAFA provides its members with a brand that can be monetized through the sale of merchandise, and through licensing to third parties.”

The proposal was sent directly to the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), who regulate the rules and implementation of said rules for all professional combat sports.

How do you feel about adding additional weight classes in MMA? Do you think that more weight divisions would help curb extreme weight cutting in the sport? Sound off, PENN Nation!


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