Fight Night Japan: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Last night there was quite a bit of action in the land of the Rising Sun The UFC presented Fight Night 117 last night live and free on FXX and by and large, it was an enjoyable night of fights. There was an amazing fight that displayed talent, heart, and toughness between the ladies on … Read moreFight Night Japan: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Hirota nearly collapses on the scale *Updated*

Enough is enough

What is it going to take before we stop expecting these fighters to cut so much weight?

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The UFC has pulled Hirota from the event as a result of his nearly passing out on the scale, and concern for his overall health. It’s a difinite step in the right direction. Hats off to the UFC for making a great decision to protect their fighters.

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It seems like we’re constantly dealing with an issue of a fighter pulling out of a fight being sick before weigh-ins. Fighters are literally killing themselves to make weight. We’ve seen videos of fighters in various stages of dehydration and exhaustion. Cris Cyborg has documented her struggles, as have Miesha Tate and many others.  Enough is enough.

Today Mizuto Hirota stepped on the scale and came in 5 pounds over his 145-pound limit. Worse than that, he nearly collapsed on the scale and needed assistance to exit the area. I just don’t see how he should be allowed to fight some 24 hours later. The toll on his body was obviously too steep, and he’ll enter the cage tomorrow recovering from that. It’s not enough to simply rehydrate when you put your body through that.

People have been talking about cutting weight, and California has been proactive in helping improve the situation.  More regulating bodies need to follow California’s lead and try and get a handle on this situation before we lose one of these fighters to a bad weight cut. Watch the video below and make your decision on whether or not Hirota should be competing tomorrow.

Cashing in … best bets for UFC Fight Night 117 this weekend

Cashing In

Dust off your wallet and let’s make a little cash. From time to time it’s been said that people like to put a little money down on a fight and make things interesting.  The most difficult aspect is finding decent odds in MMA. I like trying to find fighters who are underdogs who I believe … Read moreCashing in … best bets for UFC Fight Night 117 this weekend

Gokhan Saki will debut in Japan at UFC Fight Night 117 in September

gokhan saki

Gokhan Saki will face off with Luis Henrique da Silva in Japan The UFC will be landing in Japan on September 23rd and Gokhan Saki will make his highly anticipated UFC debut at Light Heavyweight. He has been matched with Luis Henrique da Silva in what should be a stand-up clash. Sahki is a murderous … Read moreGokhan Saki will debut in Japan at UFC Fight Night 117 in September