In the world of combat sports, the practice of cutting weight and dehydrating is not a new phenomenon. There is a right and wrong way to cut weight. With proper training, nutrition and patience, a competitor can reduce their body weight in a healthy manner without the potentially catastrophic results of excessive and rapid weight loss.
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), in its effort to champion the pursuit for solutions to reduce and ultimately eliminate the hazardous dehydration/re-hydration cycle, will host a Cutting Weight and Dehydration Summit on Thursday, December 17, in Los Angeles, CA.
The following regulators and representatives from across the nation are expected to attend: Association of Ringside Physicians, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA, Invicta Fighting Championships (IFC), World Series of Fighting (WSF), Resurrection Fighting Alliance and various members of the combative sports industry.
Though progress has been made, it is the hope of the Commission that with collective input during this summit, more will be accomplished to further ensure the safety of those competing.
For more information, visit the Commission’s website at www.dca.ca.gov/csac
View previous blog post on the dangers of cutting weight and dehydrating here