Missing weight has become a large concern within the sport of mixed martial arts. From UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to UFC middleweight Uriah Hall, fighters from the top level of the sport have been hospitalized in their attempts to make weight.
Beyond that, fighters are seemingly beginning to miss weight and simply compete in catchweight match ups as a consolation. UFC women’s strawweight Mackenzie Dern recently made headlines for missing her mark at the official weigh-ins for UFC 224 by 7.4 pounds.
Speaking on his podcast, mixed martial arts veteran Chael Sonnen offered his thoughts on the matter.
“With my solution, which is you’re done.” Sonnen said, discussing what should happen when a fighter missed weight. “You are not fighting. Go home.”
“You broke the deal. You cheated. You lied on a contract and we are not using you.”
Check out Sonnen’s full thoughts within the video above.