In effort to fulfill its new 10-point weight cut program, California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) held virtual weigh ins earlier this week for UFC 214’s title fight combatants, which includes UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former champion Jon Jones, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, No. 1 welterweight contender Demian Maia, and former Invicta FC champions Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger.
Since CSAC holds the right to monitor fighters 30 and 10 days before an event, they had all six main card participants weigh in via FaceTime.
“We are so pleased with the cooperation from the camps and the fighters,” CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting. “This was not some kind of small undertaking and everyone was very helpful in getting it done.”
Foster also revealed that doctor’s have a specific weight limit for each of the six fighters, but wouldn’t disclose what that number was. Still, the CSAC executive was more than happy at the results from the virtual weigh in.
This is the first time CSAC has done anything like this in effort to create a safer and more effective weight cutting regiment for fighters. So far, the process has gone down without a hitch.
UFC 214 will take place on July 29 from inside Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between Cormier and Jones.
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