Georges St-Pierre has been an outspoken critic of performance enhancing drugs within MMA in recent years and now he turns his attention to extreme weight cutting.
GSP gave his thoughts on the subject to UFC Unfiltered podcast.
He said, ” I’m not a big fan of cutting weight. I always prioritise my health over my performance. I believe the new weigh in, in the morning (the day) before the fight, I think it’s a bad thing. Because now guys, they see it as an opportunity to cut more weight. So, I think it’s a bad thing. I told Dana when I saw him that I don’t see it as a good thing.
” I think they have to change it because one day someone will die. One day someone will die and it will affect all of us. It’s very bad for your health. There is a certain percentage of hydration in your body that is critical, that you can actually die if you’re past that point. It is very dangerous.”
Weight cutting has been back in the news after Khabib Nurmagomedov was hospitalised due to a bad weight cut before his fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 209.