Take a look at this guy's weigh in - and they let him fight!

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  1. DB Cooper

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    That's some seriously fucked up shit. The guy can't walk on his own to get on the scale, and they let him fight the next night??

    That's as much the trainers fault for not protecting his fighter as it is the fighter's fault for pushing himself to that limit for a fight, then it's the promoter's and the sanctioning bodies fault for allowing the guy to go on and fight.

    Lucky a UD loss was all he suffered.
     
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    Benny Blanco Remember you live in Brixton bruv

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    Horrendously bad advertisement for the sport
     
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    Disgraceful that. Imagine if hed gotten hurt, would have been utterly ridiculous. Sad thing is itll take someone to get badly hurt after something like that before it gets any attention to change.
     
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    People have died trying to cut weight. Recently too.

    What was the name of the guy from One FC who died a year or two ago? Made them ban weight cutting. And I'm pretty sure there was another guy more recently in a different organisation as well.
     
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    This is what gets me. These guys cut a lot of weight to be able to fight in lighter weight classes, but they are physically hurting themselves in the process of weight draining and they'd probably do better if they fought in the weight class above what they are trying to reach.

    That was some sick shit to see that kid unable to even climb on a scale the night before he's scheduled to fight. I don't care that he had 24 hours to rehydrate, he lost the fight anyway, so why do it.


    I remember when Oscar de la Hoya fought Manny Pacquaio and he came into the weigh-in. Oscar looked like a walking skeleton and I knew then and there he had absolutely no chance fighting a guy who didn't have to weight drain to make the fight.
     
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    It's a ridiculous practice. Weight management should be the last thing on the mind of a fighter or coach in the weeks and days (or even hours) heading into a fight.
     
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    Yeah, theres been a few. Souza and Yang Jiang Bing made some news, if it was backed up by sonething like this it would certainly get more exposure.
     

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