Captain Canuck -
If someone misses weight they should lose the win bonus.
Even if they win the fight, they don't get the win bonus.
i guess that goes back to the initial question that i had - does the win bonus mean more than the victory itself. I know that it depends on the individual situation, but a fighters record means a lot and a loss regardless of whether your opposition missed weight is still a loss
Also in that scenario, the guy that missed weight still gets his show money in full. However, he’s still getting his salary cut in half. I do agree with losing 50 percent or more of your purse if you miss weight.
Are you asking if fighter A (didn’t miss weight) getting half of fighter B’s salary is more beneficial to them than the risk of losing to a guy with a clear advantage? I mean you sort of answered your own question there but yeah, it definitely depends on the guy. I think the vast majority of fighters accept fights when the other guy misses weight. Probably because they need the money or they just want to make their training camp worth it, or both. Every fighter knows if and when they accept, there’s a risk of loss. To them I don’t know if there’s much of a difference between losing to a guy that missed weight, and losing to somebody that made weight.