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CSAC Puts New Weight-Cutting Regulations Into Action

The California State Athletic Commission put its new set of weight-cutting regulations to the test when it held an initial weigh-in via FaceTime for UFC 214 on June 30—a full month before the event. The regulations, introduced by CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster at the Commission’s May 17 meeting, are a 10-point plan designed to combat…

The Fight Against Extreme Weight Cutting

The practice of extreme weight cutting in combat sports—when mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and boxers drastically lose weight before a fight in order to compete in a certain weight class—has become a chief concern of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which regulates combat sports statewide. Weight cutting—often achieved through drastic dehydration—has landed fighters…

Cutting Weight and Dehydration Summit: Hosted by the California State Athletic Commission

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.…

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