Boxing and wrestling also have cultures of extreme weight cutting. There is a relatively simple way to end it. It won’t work on most regional shows, but the bigger promotions can definitely do it. I’ve posted it here before:
7 days out, no more than 5% over weight class. 5 days out, no more than 3% over. Day before make weight. Day of fight, no more than 5% over weight class.
itll look like this:
7 days out for Lightweight: 162.75
5 days out for Lightweight: 159.65
Day of weigh ins: 155
Day of fight: 162.75
7 days out for welterweight: 178.5
5 days out for Welterweight: 175.1
Day of weigh Ins: 170
Day of Fight: 178.5
7 days out for HWT: 278.25
5 days out for HWT: 272.95
day I’d weigh ins: 265
day of fight: 278.25
The issue with weight cuttinging at present is that you only have to make weight and then you can rehydrate. This leads to drastic drops and massive gains after weigh ins. Neither are good for you as a Competitor or as a human being. My plan forces a person to be within a reasonable distance of their desired weight class for extended periods. Those cutting massive weight simply cannot sustain the cut for that amount of time which will force them to move up.