ABC President Claims Till’s Weight Cut Is A Wake Up Call
A week after Darren Till’s problematic weight cut prior to UFC Liverpool, Association of Boxing Commissions President, Mike Mazzulli feels that someone may die in an attempt to make weight.
“I was appalled seeing seven people sit there and push this kid to the point where he lost his vision,” Mazzulli is referring to a now deleted video of Till struggling to make weight prior to his welterweight fight against Stephen Thompson.
Till claimed that he was so dehydrated that he lost sight at one point, as well as undergoing a colonic to make the welterweight limit.
Mazzulli feels the culture of weight cutting has created too many issues within MMA, and that Till’s cornermen need to be punished for allowing their fighter to nearly kill himself.“They should suspend those corner people that tried to help him cut that kind of weight, first of all,” he said.
Mazzulli said if Till were applying for a license with the Mohegan commission (which he is the director), he would require a doctor to clear Till to compete at middleweight.
“They think it’s OK to do what they did to that kid? They’re going to get him killed,” Mazzulli claimed regarding Till’s team. “Right now, I am so upset at this whole industry.”
The ABC president is dreading the consequences of a fighter’s death would have on the industry.
“You’re going to be sitting there with a girlfriend, with parents, who lost their kid to something so stupid, for no apparent reason,” Mazzulli said.
“What’s going to happen is you’re going to have a mother and a father losing their child over weight-cutting to fight – not in a fight.”
Original Story: MMA Junkie