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After today’s near-fiasco with Yoel Romero at the scale — in which he missed by just .2 pounds, looked like utter death, and after long uncertainty agreed to a non-title bout with Robert Whittaker— Dana White is eager to go through with the decision to move weigh-ins back to the old afternoon times.

It can’t happen fast enough. Yes, we are moving towards the old weigh-in system. It’s gonna happen. There are a couple people out there that say, “no no no”, but the majority of the fighters want to go back to 4 o’clock.

He also shot down any talk of a hybrid system, saying there was no way to get the commission to show up twice. He also said he doesn’t know many fighters who are morning people, saying they like to sleep in late. He acknowledged that Eddie Alvarez has a point, but claimed a lot of fighters are asking him to move the weigh-ins.

We never had a problem with 4 o’clock. Everybody was healthy, everybody was fine.

It’s possible that numerous fighters have indeed expressed that they want the weigh-ins moved back to the old time, but that’s certainly NOT been the prevailing mood on social media, where fighters like Alvarez, Gaethje, Iaquinta, Elias Theodorou, and Chas Skelly all prefer the earlier time. They also suggested extending the weigh-in window, as Jeff Novitsky said the UFC was attempting to do in 2016; White has evidently concluded this is not feasible. However, without any representative body like an association or a union to speak for the fighters and negotiate, perhaps even collectively, on their behalf, Dana is free to make these claims and decisions uncontested.


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