Thought this was an interesting tweet by Campbell McLaren
Says at UFC's first 'lightweight' tournament (was under 200 pounds) every fighter made weight by guestimate lol. Those were the wild west days of the sport.
Got me thinking though, with all of the contraversy surrounding rapid extreme weight cuts and the injuries and even deaths associated with the practices what's wrong with simply having fighters who pass the 'yeah, about same size test' competing without all the BS associated with weight cuts.
If its not for a title in a weight division who cares? Would be no less safe than the norm of fighters flirting with death's door 24 hours prior to a bout.
An AC should consider experimenting with the idea.
Good question amigo. We went by guesstimates.
Replying to @campbellcombate
Interesting so the UFC ran their first under 200lb tournament without confirmation of weight?