The California State Athletic Commission approve a new 10-point plan regarding extreme weight cutting and dehydration
CALIFORNIA (Tue, May 16, 2017)– The California State Athletic Commission unanimously approved a new 10-point plan regarding extreme weight cutting and dehydration during a meeting they had today.
FightBookMMA’s correspondent Emmett Glenn got ahold of the documents seen below.
The commission’s executive officer, Andy Foster, is making a point to launch the plan on June 15, 2017. Which means that UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2 will take place on July 29, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California will be the first major MMA event to debut the newly voted-in rules.
CSAC‘s plan is a 20% fine on any bonuses awarded to a fighter who weighs in over the allowed limit. This means that the proceeds will be going to the opponent who made weight. Also stated on the new plan that the commission also reserves the right to recommend repeat offenders to move up in weight. If a fighter gains back more than 10% of their body weight after they weigh-in, the CSAC will suggest that the fighter change the division he/she is fighting in.
The plan also includes weight classes of 165, 175, 195, and 225 pounds, the commission did refrain from removing the welterweight class of 170lbs. Attending physicians will also play a greater role, they will determine how much weight a fighter can cut before weighing in.
The UFC, Bellator MMA, and Invicta FC all agreed and are showing their support for the CSAC‘s efforts. The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports will recommend the plan at its annual summit in July.
Below you can read the complete outline of the new 10-point plan regarding extreme weight cutting and dehydration.
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