Weight cutting has long been a hot topic within the sport of mixed martial arts. Some fighters and fight fans have seemingly accepted it as a necessary part of the port.
However, others are still determined to make the process safer for competitors. Speaking at a recent press conference, as seen within the video below, former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has since come forward with his thoughts on how different weigh-ins procedures could reduce risks in weight cutting.
To St-Pierre, Bellator heavyweight Chael Sonnen offered a stunning solution.
“(Sonnen) proposed to do a weigh-in the day of the fight. So what he proposes, basically – we have weigh-in the night before the fight, like we normally do. But now, because the weigh-in is in the morning, people say, ‘Oh, I have more time to recuperate,’ so they try to cut more weight.
“And it’s sad to say, but sometimes I’m thinking, ‘Are we going to wait (for) someone (to) die out there to change things?’ I mean, it’s ridiculous. So what Chael’s proposed is very smart.”