Roxanne Modafferi makes simple request of fighters to miss weight

Roxanne Modafferi, Jennifer Maia
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Weight cutting continues to cause all kinds of problems in MMA — and not only because it’s dangerous. Fighters often miss their contracted marks, leaving their opponents to with a tough choice: back out of the fight, or accept the fight at a disadvantage. MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi, who has fought several opponents who have missed weight before, has a simple request of fighters who make this kind of blunder.

Just apologize. A simple “sorry,” she says, would go a long way.

Roxanne Modafferi shared her thoughts on the issue on her official Twitter account on Tuesday.

“In my 44-fight career, 4 opponents missed weight, and I lost 3 of those fights. Not once did any of them come up before or after the fight and say, “Gee, sorry I missed weight. Thanks for fighting me anyway.” It would be nice considering the blows I took to my career & wallet. :/” – Roxanne Modafferi on Twitter

Modafferi went on to add that one person had apologized — although it’s not clear if they apologized as a result of her first Tweet.

“Ok one person said sorry. Thank you.” – Roxanne Modafferi on Twitter.

Since Modafferi officially joined the UFC roster in late 2017, two of her five opponents have missed their contracted weight: Sijara Eubanks, and Modafferi’s latest opponent, Jennifer Maia. Modafferi lost both fights by unanimous decision.

What do you think of this suggestion from Modafferi? Seems fair, right?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 7/24/2019.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM