Massachusetts commission: both fighters have to agree to a double weigh-in

Last week, The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission had taken the unusual step of introducing a double weigh-in system to discourage fighters from piling on the pound immediately prior to their fight. The rule prevents fighters from weighing more than 1.0625 of their contract weight on fight night. This week it has been revealed that both competitor’s in a fight would have to agree to a double weigh-in.

Commissioner Todd Grossman, speaking via Sherdog.com:

“Both fighters in a particular fight would have to agree. And if that’s the case, then they would acknowledge essentially that there’s no restriction on the amount of weight that their opponent could put on by the time they face them the next evening.”
“It’s being done so that the issue can be more fully explored without turning the entire industry on its head right out the gates here. This needs to be discussed on a national level. If there is going to be a restriction I think you want to see if we can accomplish that nationally, not just in Massachusetts.”

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