One of the most notable broadcasters in UFC Jon Anik, suggests a harsh penalty for those who miss weight.
At a fight whenever a fighter turns up carrying an excess body load, it is taken as a matter of indiscipline. However, as for punishment, the same defaulter forfeits a substantial part of his/her fight purse in favor of the opponent, but the broader view throws out that despite breaching the significant term, there indeed no change takes place in the fight status, as he/she still gets to compete.
Missing out on weight cut is apparently a matter of grave concern for the entire MMA circuit, and time and again appeals are put forth for a more stern action against the one, who does not hit the defined mark of the respective weight class.
Most recently, it was the Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who publicly went demanding that there should be a 90% slash from the subject’s fight purse, instead of just 30%.
While he made this assertion at the time of UFC 253. At UFC 255 the debate might again get heated up, as Mike Perry, who is featured in the main card and was supposed to cut weight for his Welterweight contest, distanced himself by over 4 pounds from the required range.
Reflecting on the same, many criticized Mike Perry for showing-up overweight. And seemingly in the wake of all such discussions regarding the weight cut, one of the premier voices of the sport, Jon Anik gives his take on the matter.
Jon Anik Suggests Harsh Penalty For Fighters Who Miss Weight
Jon Anik states what he heard and thinks is the ideal solution to tackle this kind of discrepancy from the fighters’ part. He expresses, that whoever is not eligible with the weight, is in-turn not eligible to win. And the best result that he/she can take home on the very night would only be a draw.
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) November 20, 2020
So, while it is given that not presenting the appropriate figure on the scale is a rule break, one which has ramifications too, but it is noteworthy that the process of cutting weight is not easy, instead it is quite the opposite. Therefore, what needs to be done might remain a conjecture.
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