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How to Handle a UFC Weigh-In

Learn how to handle a UFC weigh-in from kickboxing champion Phil Nurse in this Howcast video.


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat, you can contact us at Today we're gonna be talking about the UFC. How to handle a weigh-in. On the weigh-in day, it's a lot going on. There's a lot of publicity, a lot of lights flashing, you've got to square it with your opponent. Sometimes even opponents look at you trying to like, make you scared, all that kind of thing, you really do have to keep calm, keep relaxed, try to keep focused on what you got to keep focused on. You get on the scale, you make the weight, all good. You don't make the weight, they give you a certain amount of time you have to go and lose that weight. If you make it then, you're good, if not, you lost a fight, you gotta fine. The weigh-ins usually the day before the fight and you know, after you've made your weight, you can eat and drink whatever you want. But I wouldn't advise to just go and stuff your face with a lot of things. You just gotta put in what you need. You know, don't don't don't cram yourself cause then you can go too heavy too. You know you can get into the fight and you feel all bloated and too heavy. So it doesn't necessarily help. So a good diet is good and a nutritionist is good to help you eat the right things, to make the fight, and to fight with the right strength and the right speed of everything you need for that fight.

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