Georges’ St. Pierre was recently interviewed and his opinion on the new weight cutting methods of the UFC are not positive. Here’s what he had to say.
“I think the new rule of doing the weigh-in earlier is bad because it makes the fighter cut more weight,” St. Pierre said. “They have more time for recuperation before the fight. I think it’s the worst thing they could do. It’s good for rehydration because you have more time, but if you know you have more time, you’ll cut more weight. I think it’s bad. I think it’s very bad.”
“You could do (more weight classes), or you could the weigh-in over several days so everyone will stay in their weight class,” St. Pierre said. “30 days before, every week you have to weigh-in, on the day of the fight you have to weigh in. That would make sense. It’s always been an issue and it is what it is.”