So weight cut sucks and doesn’t really make MMA better. Since MMA hasn’t banned weight cutting yet, Megan Anderson is still making the crazy cut to down 145 pounds.
Anderson fights this weekend on an UFC card many forgot even existed. Good old UFC Rochester, New York.
Despite being one of the UFC’s more marketable fighters on the card, Anderson is on the ESPN+ prelims for a card that airs entirely on ESPN+. Which maybe doesn’t make much of a difference anymore?
Due to the fact Anderson is a six foot featherweight, every time she makes the cut down to 145 pounds it’s just a hell of a time. The human body was not meant to yo-yo back and forth between poundage and then go out and get punched in the head for 15 minutes.
ESPN recently chronicled Anderson’s annual nearly 30 pound weight cut every time she fights.
“For Anderson, that weight benchmark is about 161 pounds, and she tries to be around that when she gets to the host city on the Tuesday before a Saturday fight. The Australian will eventually drop roughly 25 pounds from her initial weight by Friday morning, an amount Minton says is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, cuts among women in the UFC.
Anderson said before her fight with Holly Holm last June at UFC 225, she was 176 pounds before camp, but that was due to a 17-month layoff from the cage.
“It’s not like she has to try hard to get there,” Krause said. “She’s got abs at 170.”
To try combat reading aloud the madness Anderson puts her body through, the 29-year-old took to Twitter and attempted to explain why MMA weight cutting really isn’t all that crazy?
.There's been a lot of talk about my weight cut today from the @espnmma article.
156.6 this morning 2 days out from weigh ins.
— Megan Anderson (@MeganAnderson) May 15, 2019