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Table 1 Frequency of MMA athletes that lost a certain amount of weight within a certain amount of time leading to weigh-in. N = Number of MMA athletes

From: Self-reported methods of weight cutting in professional mixed-martial artists: how much are they losing and who is advising them?

 Overall %0–2 pounds3–5 pounds6–10 pounds11–15 pounds16–20 pounds21–25 pounds26+ pounds
1 week prior13.0%   40.0%10.0% 8.7%
2 weeks prior9.8%   25.0%5.0%12.5% 
3 weeks prior5.4%    5.0%12.5%4.3%
4 weeks prior22.8% 100.0%100.0%10.0%30.0%20.8%21.7%
5 weeks prior3.3%     8.3%4.3%
6 weeks prior22.8%   10.0%35.0%29.2%21.7%
7 weeks prior3.3%   5.0%5.0%4.2% 
8 or more weeks prior17.4%   10.0%10.0%12.5%39.1%
Don’t cut weight2.2%100.0%      
Total100%21220202423
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