Dana White Confirms The UFC Are Planning To Get Rid Of The Early Weigh-Ins
The UFC’s early morning official weigh-ins could soon be a thing of the past.
A number of high profile fighter have missed weight by significant amounts in the past few months with the likes of Yoel Romero, Mackenzie Dern and Darren Till all missing the mark at the early morning weigh-ins. With the number of fighters missing weight seemingly ever increasing, the question has been asked whether the UFC will make a return to the traditional method of the fighters weighing-in during the afternoon.
Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast this week, UFC President Dana White confirmed the organization are looking to scrap the early morning official weigh-ins.
“I do think it’s that and guess what? “We’re getting rid of it,” White said.
“We’re looking at taking back the weigh-ins to the way they used to be so that when the guys weigh-in there at the fight, that will be it. That will be the real weigh-in.”
White then went on to explain that the fighters began to try and cut more weight given the extra recovery time. He then confirmed for a second time that the plan is to make the current ceremonial weigh-ins the official weigh-ins again.
“I believe that any time you change something, everybody looks to take advantage of any situation,” White said. “I think that when we started doing morning weigh-ins it was very good. Everybody was making weight and everything was going great, but then everybody started cutting it closer, closer and closer thinking that they can put on more weight because they have more time to recover.
“The reality is it f***ed everything up. We’re looking to going back to 4pm weigh-ins. Those will be the real weigh-ins.”