Will Israel Adesanya change the fight game with his decision to move up and not cut weight? Photo: Instagram Will Israel Adesanya change the fight game with his decision to move up and not cut weight? Photo: Instagram
Will Israel Adesanya change the fight game with his decision to move up and not cut weight? Photo: Instagram
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett

UFC 259: Israel Adesanya fighting at ‘walk around weight’ could signal new era of no cutting in MMA

  • ‘The Last Stylebender’ is trying a new tactic to capture a second title – foregoing a weight cut for his next fight
  • Weight cutting has long been seen as a necessary evil when it comes to the fight game, but could we see a change?

Will Israel Adesanya change the fight game with his decision to move up and not cut weight? Photo: Instagram Will Israel Adesanya change the fight game with his decision to move up and not cut weight? Photo: Instagram
Will Israel Adesanya change the fight game with his decision to move up and not cut weight? Photo: Instagram
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.