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Diego Sanchez blasts UFC over weight cutting after Kevin Lee misses weight

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Diego Sanchez believes weight cutting gives some fighters an unfair advantage on fight night.

Earlier today, it was reported that Kevin Lee had missed weight for his headlining lightweight bout with Charlies Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 170, and Diego Sanchez isn’t happy about it.

Sanchez, a UFC veteran of almost twenty years, put the UFC on blast for allowing Lee to have an unfair advantage over Oliveira on fight night.

The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner urged the UFC and USADA to at least allow fighters to rehydrate properly after cutting weight, as he feels USADA’s ban on IV’s puts everyone’s health at risk.

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Another main event misses weight and he will win.. I have been saying it for years weight cutting is bullshit it’s bad for the fighters health! Why no change? Why no hydration tests? If your going to allow weight cutting then you should definitely allow IV’s it’s impossible to rehydrate adequately! Therefore creating a unfair place for competition where some guys don’t give a fuck and use IV’s anyway 50% of @ufc fighters still use IV’s to recover because @usada doesn’t really check or make sure they are not! The ones like me that actually do fight fair and natural are forced to fight men weighing 25 lbs more just so I can fight healthy with a hydrated brain?! Wtf it seems to me ufc would rather have fighters rung out looking ripped like fitness models at there minimum weight then blow back up. Maybe they want fighters cutting weight so they can be easily knocked out with there dehydrated brains! All I’m saying is do they really even care? No they don’t! Just like last weeks fight joe b was ko’d by a bigger man that missed weight by three lbs?! when he only has 20 hours to rehydrate and it’s impossible to rehydrate the brain and human cells with out an iv. People will say he was just caught but had he been at 100 % health with no severe dehydration he could have probably absorbed and survived the blow with his great conditioning maybe not?! But from my personal experience every time I was i was knocked out I cut a lot of weight and IV’s were prohibited. #gamechangers

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“Another main event misses weight and he will win.. I have been saying it for years weight cutting is bullshit it’s bad for the fighters health!” Sanchez posted on Instagram. “Why no change? Why no hydration tests? If your going to allow weight cutting then you should definitely allow IV’s it’s impossible to rehydrate adequately! Therefore creating a unfair place for competition where some guys don’t give a fuck and use IV’s anyway 50% of @ufc fighters still use IV’s to recover because @usada doesn’t really check or make sure they are not! The ones like me that actually do fight fair and natural are forced to fight men weighing 25 lbs more just so I can fight healthy with a hydrated brain?! Wtf it seems to me ufc would rather have fighters rung out looking ripped like fitness models at there minimum weight then blow back up. Maybe they want fighters cutting weight so they can be easily knocked out with there dehydrated brains! All I’m saying is do they really even care? No they don’t! Just like last weeks fight joe b was ko’d by a bigger man that missed weight by three lbs?! when he only has 20 hours to rehydrate and it’s impossible to rehydrate the brain and human cells with out an iv. People will say he was just caught but had he been at 100 % health with no severe dehydration he could have probably absorbed and survived the blow with his great conditioning maybe not?! But from my personal experience every time I was i was knocked out I cut a lot of weight and IV’s were prohibited.”

Lee, who weighed 158.5 lbs backstage at today’s weigh-ins, will give up 20 percent of his purse to Oliveira.

UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira takes place this Saturday, March 14 at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil.