Due to North Carolina rules, Titan FC 29 fighters will weigh-in on Thursday and Friday

Titan FC 29 will come from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Friday night and all of the fighters on the card will have to weigh-in twice due to rules with the North Carolina Boxing Authority. Titan logo

The fighters will have the normal weigh-in on Thursday and they will have to weigh-in for a second time on Friday morning at 9 a.m. local time.

“Actually what happens is you do your normal weigh-in and then everybody gets together for the secondary weigh-in,” Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson told TheMMAReport.com on Tuesday. “I believe you can not be more than thirteen pounds heavier than what you weighed in at.”

Last year, Bellator MMA held an event in the state of North Carolina and held the weigh-ins at 12:01 a.m. local time to only have one weigh-in. According to the rules of the North Carolina Boxing Aurthority (NCAC 12 .0501), a weigh-ins needs to take place twelve hours prior to the first fight

“The weigh-in shall occur 12 hours or less prior to the scheduled starting time of the first match of the program of matches, provided however, that where a program of matches is scheduled to begin in the afternoon, the Division representative, if requested by the promoter, may approve an early weigh-in time of 6:00 p.m. or later the evening before the day of the program of matches,” the rule states. “Substitution of a contestant or contestants shall not be allowed after the weigh-in.”

The state of California has been discussing new potential weigh-in rules in their state, but is the rule in North Carolina good for the sport? For Aronson, he thinks this rule in the state of North Carolina is not a bad idea at all.

“In terms of safety of weigh cutting, I think it is probably not a bad idea and as long as fighters know about it ahead of time, it’s fine. You just have to control yourself and acclimate to the situation. It’s like wrestlers, they have same day weigh-in and they do the same thing. I actually do not think it’s a bad thing at all.

Be sure to check out the full interview with Aronson on this week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” which will be released on Friday morning.