Weight Cutting: Solving ‘The Biggest Problem in Combat Sports’

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UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey soaks in a hot bath under the supervision of MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce during her last night of weight cut after a workout inside her hotel room Thursday February 26, 2015. Rousey will be defending her title against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey soaks in a hot bath under the supervision of MMA nutritionist Mike Dolce during her last night of weight cut after a workout inside her hotel room Thursday February 26, 2015. Rousey will be defending her title against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184: ROUSEY vs. ZINGANO on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)
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4 thoughts on “Weight Cutting: Solving ‘The Biggest Problem in Combat Sports’

  1. Decently long article, but shocking nonetheless. However, I wasn’t surprised when it mentioned that Rousey had developed bulimia over the course of her weight-cutting days; my initial thought when reading the article was how easy it must be for eating disorders to come into play. When you teach a person that they weigh too much, it has an adverse psychological effect, whether it’s for sports or not. And the amount they dehydrate themselves is awful! “You feel like you’re going to die”. Of course you do! 12 hours of no fluid is enough to ruin someone, let alone the rapid rehydration that occurs after. I can hardly make it 3 hours without water! Frankly, this article made me a little sad, considering how small I am myself. Losing 8% of my body weight in water does NOT sound healthy for anyone.

  2. Theis shows how much people in UFC what they do just to get fit many of there things can be bad foe you and could kill you if you do them for a longer time it really open your eyes about people in UFC have to do for fitness

  3. I agree with this article how the best female MMA fighter Ronda Rousey developed bulimia even other MMA fighter been but to the hospital for the weight cutting day i think they have to learn different ways to cut their weight with out harming them self.

  4. This is a great way for not only MMA fighters to lose weights but also any one else that is looking to lose weight as well. I agree with this article.

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