MasterofMartialArts -KirkBJJ -
I just made this up so be easy on me, but how bout something like...
Fighter A makes weight and fighter B misses.
Fighter A gets show money for both fighters if he does not want to take the fight. If he wants to continue on with the fight, fighter B who missed gets his win bonus with a win and that's it... fighter A keeps show money for both. If fighter B loses, fighter A gets half of fighter B's show money, plus his own show money and win bonus. So fighter B gets half of his show money and an L for his actions.
Something needs to get into these guys heads that it's not ok to miss weight and I hate the decision the guys who make weight have to make when somebody else screws up and gives themselves an advantage at the same time.
I guess the only drawback I can think of here is that with fighter A getting show money for both, he may not be compelled to accept the fight. Let’s assume that salary for both of them is 30/30. If fighter A doesn’t fight, he gets 60k either way. It obviously works out for fighter A and I believe would be effective on fighter B, but the organization putting the fight together will not benefit from it. They will essentially be paying out 60k for a fight that didn’t happen. That’s the only issue I see, but I do like the idea of fighter A benefitting more from fighter B missing weight. Either that or take 50-60 percent of the purse instead of the standard 20 percent.
So a couple reasons fighter A would still take the fight is, guy didn’t miss by a ton, wants the win more than he needs the money, or sometimes guys just KNOW they’re gonna beat the guy and they take half of their money while they do it.
I know this is all pretty extreme so maybe have some kind of tier system or something where this kicks in if you miss by more than 2 pounds or something like that.