Dana White’s weigh in news is really surprising

Dana White broke some news on a recent UFC Unfiltered about the weigh ins before events. No longer will we have “actual” weigh-ins and then “ceremonial” weigh-ins and we’re okay with it. Without varying sponsors, big brother type uniforms, and the electric, eve of weigh ins atmosphere it seems less shiny and new. Plus, if a fighter misses weight beforehand, when they step on the scale it’s no surprise and there is no anticipation. Part of the fun is watching fighters look down at the scale saying a silent prayer and the genuine joy when they see they made the weight. It adds to the intensity of the stare downs. Dana agrees about the weigh-ins and apparently the ceremonial, eve of events will become the only ones. Here’s what he said via MMAFighting.com…

Yes, I do think it’s that, and guess what? We’re getting rid of it. We’re looking at taking the weigh-ins back to the way they used to be. So when the guys weigh in there, at the (ceremonial weigh-ins), that will be it. That’ll be the real weigh-in…

Here’s what I believe. Any time you change something, everybody looks to take as much advantage as they can of the situation. I think that when we started doing morning weigh-ins, it was very good. Everybody was making weight, everything was great. But then people started cutting it closer and closer and closer, thinking they can put on more weight because they have more time to recover, and the reality is, it f**ked everything up.

So we’re looking at going back to — at 4 p.m. PT — when we do the weigh-ins, those will be the real weigh-ins.

What do you think? Is this a good thing?

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