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    Do we need more incentives for fighters to make weight?
    It seems many decide it would be better to just give up part of their purse than have to actually make the weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markjitsu View Post
    Do we need more incentives for fighters to make weight?
    It seems many decide it would be better to just give up part of their purse than have to actually make the weight?
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    Fighters who come in over weight should have a local anaesthetic administered to their dominant arm 30 minutes before the fight.
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    Or the fighter who makes weight is awarded "One free nut shot" perhaps.
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    Just make it 20% of the purse for every 1lb over. More than 4.99lb and the fight is off. Risky for promoters to an extent but riskier for the fighter as soon enough promoters won't touch them if this was the case.

    That or per lb over, the fatty fighter has to be bummed for 1 minute per lb by Purple Aki or something.. in the cage, prior to the fight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evzy View Post
    Just make it 20% of the purse for every 1lb over. More than 4.99lb and the fight is off. Risky for promoters to an extent but riskier for the fighter as soon enough promoters won't touch them if this was the case.

    That or per lb over, the fatty fighter has to be bummed for 1 minute per lb by Purple Aki or something.. in the cage, prior to the fight.
    Typically 1-5 minutes of Aki bumming? No way they'd pass a medical after that. Fight's off.
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    weight needs to be monitered like in boxing something like 4 weeks out fighters get weighed 2 weeks then week before fight then day before then day of fight monitor how much weight is allowed to be dropped and then put back on this would help a lot especially with fighters health risks ,, would probably need a few independant weigh in stations at gyme etc around the uk for this to work ,,,
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    Just hit them where it hurts = money also you could give them a deduction in points before the fight even starts.

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    Hmm I still owe you a nut shot don't I!!

    Also, the danger being some fighters may deliberately fail to make weight....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evzy View Post
    Hmm I still owe you a nut shot don't I!!

    Also, the danger being some fighters may deliberately fail to make weight....
    Hahaha, with a facial expression like Louis Spence off that advert, "Whoopsie! I missed weight by fourteen pounds...".

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    anyone who has a job should get paid more than their contracted salary for turning up on time, wearing the correct attire. Roughly 1,000 per timely arrival seems reasonable.
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