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CSAC to host weight-cutting summit; UFC and Bellator to send reps

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Weight cutting is one of the most serious problems facing mixed martial arts today. The California State Athletic Commission is setting out to do something about it by broadening the conversation to some of the sport’s most important decision makers.

CSAC will host a dehydration and weight-cutting summit in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, according to an invitation that was sent out to both the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) and Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) on Thursday.

CSAC executive director Andy Foster and chairman John Carvelli have firm commitments from representatives of the UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting and Invicta to attend, Foster told MMA Fighting. Executives from other promotions will be invited as well.

All members of the ABC and APR have also been invited and ABC president Mike Mazzulli will be in attendance. The invitation says that it has become “increasingly apparent that there are many dangerous and unhealthy practices associated with drastic weight cutting and dehydration.”

“It’s a major concern of ours,” Mazzulli told MMA Fighting. “What we need to do is make sure we look out for the fighters. This is just one way we’re going to try to do that. “

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