The new rule passed down not allow fighters to rehydrate with IV’s after weigh-ins may not be the best idea for fighters. I understand the reason behind wanting to band them, the commission is afraid of blood doping. But when you allow fighters to cut significant amounts of weight the day before a fight, this is something that should be allowed, for fighters safety.
During a recent press conference he made it clear that he plans on continuing his use of IVs:
“I will continue to do IV, I don’t care. I’ll tell them I’m going to eat and do it instead,” he said. “They won’t take me out of the f—ing fight, so I don’t care. They can say whatever they want, but it’s scientifically proved the best way to rehydrate. Only if they put security guard with me24 hours a day. I don’t care. That’s what’s going to happen.
“I will do it anyway, or someone else will do it for me. I will go to a friend’s house, to a differenthotel room. I don’t f—ing care about them. They won’t take me out of the fight anyway. They can’t take me from the fight. It’s not doping. They will say they will test me.
“How are they going to get IV rehydration from my urine, brother? Only if they got new techniques. They are ninjas. They are f—ing stupid.”