Originally Posted by TBear
One does need to wonder about the amount of fighters not making the contracted weight lately. It does seem to be a trend that is either excused or accepted a bit too often. I certianly don't remember this being so common twenty or thirty years ago. It seems like today so many fighters don't know their best fighting weight anymore. That or they are trying too hard to get an advantage.
I think the networks pressure fighters who have made weight but opponents haven't alot like when Escobedo was threatening too pull out off the Broner fight HBO apparently laid a few threats down if he did pull out and then incentivised him if he did fight