Dana White Says The UFC Is Getting Rid Of Early Weigh-Ins


Fighters who have competed under the UFC banner for the last two-plus years have been subject to the early weigh-in policy, which sees them hitting the scale in a two hour window around 9-11am local time.

Even though there are both fans and haters of the early weigh-in system, it looks like it will soon become a thing of the past according to UFC President Dana White.

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“Yes, I do think it’s (the early weigh-ins), and guess what? We’re getting rid of it,” White said on UFC Unfiltered. “We’re looking at taking the weigh-ins back to the way they used to be so that when the (fighters) weigh in there at the (ceremonial weigh-ins), that will be it. That’ll be the real weigh-in.”

The ceremonial weigh-ins will then become the official weigh-ins, which is how it was before the early weigh-ins became the norm.

White plans on getting this situation handled as soon as possible, which is why he’ll be working with the athletic commissions to get things handled.

“We’re going to work with (the athletic commissions) to get it done,” White said.

There is no word yet on when the policy could change, with the next UFC event to feature early weigh-ins being this Saturday Nights UFC 225 card.

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