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    Why even weigh-in?

    For a MMA contest Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos weighed in at 152 pounds when the weight limit was 145 pounds. At the time of the match she reportedly weighed 158 pounds.

    What a farce.

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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    WHAT? Women's MMA fighting isn't a reputable sport? I am shocked.


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    brock lesnar weighs in at 265 and he walks into fights at about 285...


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    brock lesnar weighs in at 265 and he walks into fights at about 285...
    The point of this particular event was that Santos was considerably over the weight limit at the weigh-in and yet the match still happened.


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    yeah i realized that after i actually read the whole thing


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    This isn't new. A lot of times what ends up happening is that a bigger share of the prize money than before go to the other person.


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Why even weigh in? The better question would be, who really cares? Women's MMA. Now there's something I sit on the edge of my seat over!!!



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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Most fighters walk into the ring/octagon at 10-20 lbs more than their respective weight class.


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The point of this particular event was that Santos was considerably over the weight limit at the weigh-in and yet the match still happened.
    It happens in Boxing too, notably Corrales/Castillo 2 a few years ago.



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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The point of this particular event was that Santos was considerably over the weight limit at the weigh-in and yet the match still happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Most fighters walk into the ring/octagon at 10-20 lbs more than their respective weight class.
    Oops, I missed that..
    That does seem kinda odd/pointless.


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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Yeah she was clearly bigger than the Japanese fighter. It was basically an unfair fight. I could understand if she missed wieght by a pound but when she only gained 6 extra pounds after weighing in that just mean she did not even try to lose weight. Even women can lose more than 6 pounds of water weight.



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    Re: Why even weigh-in?

    Most of the sactioning bodies in boxing also give the other fighter the option to opt out of the fight if the opponent does not make weight. To keep the matches going as scheduled they usually offer the fighter more money or a larger share of the purse.



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