The Texas Combative Sports Program (TCSP) is meeting this Friday (12/1) and one big item on the agenda is going to be the potential adoption of the 10 point weight cutting plan put into place earlier this year by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
If the TCSP approved the plan, it wouldn’t take affect for 120 days, which means that the plan would start being used sometime in March or April of 2018.
Tragedy almost struck for MMA fans in Texas recently when LFA fighter CJ Hancock went into cardiac arrest after passing out in the cage after his fight earlier this month. The fighter would later be revived and is recovering, but admitted later on that he dropped over forty pounds to compete in a welterweight division fight for the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Commission officials have stated that the near tragedy wasn’t the cause for the potential adoption of the 10 point weight cutting plan.
Since the CSAC passed the weight cutting plan this past May, no other state athletic commission has adopted the plan, which would make Texas the first to do so if the plan is approved this Friday.