Jedna tema koja se često podiže u MMA svetu jeste tema o skidanju kilograma uoči borbi, desilo se par smrtnih slučajeva u MMA svetu u poslednje vreme baš zbog skidanje kilograma i dehidracije. Jedan od najpoznatijih MMA sudija Joh McCharty je prokomentarisao da UFC nešto mora uraditi po ovom piranju dok ne dobijemo prvu žrtvu u UFC-u.
“There’s no fight you’re going to show me – caused by performance-enhancing drugs – that almost killed the fighter in a way that weight-cutting is doing.
Almost 100 percent of fighters are going through weight-cutting, and they are doing things that are negatively affecting their health in a really bad way. Although it negatively affects them now, they don’t understand the repercussions that are going to come down the road. Now, (a death from weight cutting) hasn’t happened in the UFC, but we’ve had serious problems,” he said. “It’s a situation where we have got to start to limit what people can do. Because when we don’t limit it, we’ve seen they’ll go to extremes to try to be the bigger guy in the lighter weight class.”