Jorge Masvidal weighed virtually 15 kilos greater than Nate Diaz on battle night time.

In California, fighters have their weights checked on the day of their fights – not simply once they should hit their marks on the dimensions.

In 2017, the California State Athletic Fee put a plan in place to attempt to reduce on extreme weight slicing. Inside these guidelines was a cap on how a lot a fighter might achieve from the official weigh-ins to the battle.

If a fighter gained greater than 10 % again earlier than the bout, the fee then might make a advice that she or he transfer to the next weight class. If a fighter gained greater than 15 %, the fee had plans in place to doubtlessly cancel fights.

At “Final Man Standing”, which passed off Saturday at Honda Heart in Anaheim, Calif., 11 of the 22 boxers on the cardboard gained greater than 10 % of their weight again – together with Masvidal, who misplaced to Diaz in the primary occasion. No fighter exceeded the 15 % threshold.