In the past year or so we’ve told you about Budo Fighting Championships’ moves to improve the sport here in the UK; from free mandatory blood tests, to adding extra weight categories, through to free MRI scans for all professional competitors on the Budo North West show, with a minor caveat which provides athletes with regular fights. All of which, seemingly, have fallen on deaf ears. Not that it has deterred the good people at the promotion, as they continue to strive to improve the sport in the UK. Today we can announce the next initiative designed to help keep our athletes safe.
With the recent focus on weight cutting, it’s become ever more apparent that alterations to the current system in mixed martial arts need to be made. If you’re a die-hard fight fan, then you’ve probably been affected in some way by the process of cutting weight. Whether your favourite fighter has put their health at risk, whether you’ve seen terrible performances due to poor refueling and rehydration, or whether you haven’t even got to see some of the fights you’ve been looking forward to most, it’s not been the most reliable process, right? It’s no joke, weight cutting in MMA needs to be regulated.