How Much Weight Do UFC Fighters Cut (and Why Do They Do It)?

It’s an approach that many considering it highly dangerous, but weight-cutting has become an increasingly common theme among Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitors. We’ve looked before at the rules behind it (at least, in the UFC) – but what about the numbers? How much weight do UFC fighters cut in one day? Do heavyweights cut weight? What are the biggest UFC weight cuts? We’ll answer all of this and more about the world of weight-cutting below: Why Do UFC Fighters Cut Weight? As a general rule, UFC fighters will ‘cut …

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The 4 Most Commonly-Asked Questions About the UFC Answered

Wanted to know quite what the original UFC rules entailed? Keen to find out the biggest UFC weight cuts, or why fighters cut weight at all? Ever wondered why UFC fighters wear gloves? Here, we’ll take a look at each of these FAQs in the UFC world and answer them in as much detail as possible for you. And if there’s still plenty more about mixed martial arts or UFC that you’re left wondering about, feel free to check out our other piece on the sport. We’ve covered the size …

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How Big is the Octagon in UFC?

While the Octagon arena in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) typically has a 30-foot diameter, this has been known to vary from venue to venue, too – take the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, for instance, which measures at just 25 feet. “UFC operations staff knows it can put a 30ft cage in the Apex. The UFC prefers the smaller 25ft cage because they feel it creates more action,” said senior referee John McCarthy on Twitter in May 2020. “Fighters tend to like the 30ft cage because of the space. …

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Can UFC Fighters… Smoke Weed? Take Creatine? Bet on Themselves?

If you’re a UFC fan who’s ever looked at the likes of Nate and Nick Diaz or Sean O’Malley and wondered, ‘Are you actually allowed to smoke weed as a professional mixed martial arts fighter?’ Perhaps you’ve thought similar things about UFC fighters and alcohol, cigarettes or even some forms of medicinal drugs. Can UFC fighters take ibuprofen or creatine, for instance? Or what the rules and boundaries are with regards to betting? Below, we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we run through a definitive list of …

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British UFC Fighters: Current List of UK Fighters in UFC

MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the UFC – the sport’s premier promotion – is also on a massive upward trajectory. New fighters are regularly being signed to the UFC each year, with many of the best British fighters from Cage Warriors making the step up. Here, you’ll find a definitive list of all English UFC fighters (including Darren Till), Scottish UFC fighters (including Paul Craig) and Welsh UFC fighters (including Jack Marshman) currently active in the MMA world today. As well as our …

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50 Best MMA Quotes Ever: Inspirational MMA Quotes + the Funniest UFC Trash Talk

For years, mixed martial arts has been a goldmine for soundbites and trash-talking, from the unmatched self-confidence of McGregor and Sonnen to the straight-up comedy of St-Pierre and Masvidal and everything in-between. When it comes to fighting quotes, MMA is pretty much incomparable to any other sport. Here, we look back at 50 of the best UFC quotes in history; a mixture of the best fighting quotes, the funniest Conor McGregor quotes, the most bizarre post-fight interviews and much more. Motivational MMA Quotes “A boxer is like a lion, the …

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