The fight against extreme weight cutting has started. On Monday, Arkansas became the first state to vote and enforce a rule that will keep fighters from cutting and putting back on too much weight.
Although California’s athletic commission is working on battling the issue, it seems that Arkansas went ahead and kicked things off, although for now, the rule will only take effect for amateur fighters.
Check out an excerpt from the ruling:
The emergency rule is to be placed in Chapter 1 of the Rules and Regulations (published in April, 2014) and shall read:
Any Amateur Combative Sports fighter shall not gain more than .075 (7& 1/2 %) of his advance weigh-in body weight, and in no case, shall any fighter be allowed to gain weight sufficient to move up more than ONE published weight class for his specific sport.
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