MMA Community reacts to Dana White’s plan to get rid of early weigh ins

Dana White

It’s no secret that weight cutting is one of the more unique aspects of being a fighter and it’s not always the easiest thing to nail down. At least for some fighters.

2018 has gotten off to the wrong kind of hot start with more and more fighters missing weight than ever before. There is no concrete reason as to why but many have speculated and put the blame on the early morning weigh-ins that the California State Athletic Commission introduced in 2016. One of those people putting the blame on this weigh-in format is UFC president, Dana White.

White stated on the most recent episode of The UFC Unfiltered podcast that they are, “getting rid of it. We’re looking at taking the weigh-ins back to the way they used to be.”

How the weigh-ins used to be was just that there would be what are currently known as the ‘ceremonial weigh-ins’ which take place in the afternoon and that would be it rather than two separate ‘weigh-ins’.

Since White’s statement, the MMA community has been buzzing.

What are your thoughts on the possible change back to the old weigh-in format?

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/5/2018