Paul Daley made headlines for the wrong reason this week when he was pulled from Bellator 247 after health issues due to bad weight cutting and Mike Mazzulli is nor happy about the whole situation.
Mazzulli, who is the president of the Mohegan Tribe Department Of Athletic Regulation, says that Daley will have to move up a weight class when he fights again.
“What he’s doing right now is not good for his body, plain and simple, and he needs to understand that he shouldn’t be doing this,” Mazzulli said to MMA Fighting. “He’s going to have to go up in weight. It amazes me that he thinks it’s OK what he’s doing with his body at his age.”
Daley has already announced that his next fight will be at 175 pounds and that bout will serve as his last. The one thing that Mazzulli believes is that everybody will ignore the negative effects of weight cutting until somebody dies from it.
“These guys just ignore it, ignore it and ignore it,” he said. “Until somebody dies, nothing’s going to be done.”