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A novel way of punishing fighters who miss weight

The Japanese sure don’t mess around when it comes to missing weight. Here’s how kickboxing organization Krush crushes opponents who don’t hit the scales in shape:

Akihiro Gono was 1.8kg over at today’s weigh-ins and the only fighter to miss weight. He looked really watered down at the weigh-in and will be penalized for his quite significant miss in weight.

The penalty includes:

Losing 20% of his fight money.
Heading into the fight with one point deducted.
Yuya will wear 8 ounce gloves while Gono will wear 10 ounce gloves.

1.8kgs is 4 pounds, which is pretty impressively over weight. At least this way Gono didn’t have an advantage over his opponent for messing up. He lost the fight via decision with the scorecards reading 30-29, 30-29, 30-28. Yeah, looks strange to me too.

  • kvelertak

    So .. did hommie miss weight or not? haha

  • Blackula Jonez

    it seems a bit harsh to do all three but if your gonna do the crime…

  • Letibleu

    I read somewhere they are considering amputating the weight the fighter failed to lose.

  • Reverend Clint

    the ufc should get a buncha kids with wiffle bats to beat down thiago alves or rumble johnson the next time they come in chunky