Athletic Commission suspends fighter post fight for weight-cut vomiting video

Adam Picolotti has been suspended after posting a video of his grueling weight-cut process.

In an Instagram post that Piccolotti later deleted, the fighter is seen crawling out of a portable sauna while vomiting. The caption for the video stated that the fighter vomited 20+ times during that night.

Picolloti was still able to perform well the night after, he defeated Georgi Karakhanyan by unanimous decision, this past Saturday at Bellator 274.

However, when the athletic commission got a hold of the video posted by Adam, they were not pleased.

Piccolotti and his cornermen Raul Castillo, Mauricio Calvo, and Matthew Aragoni  were all sentenced to four-to-six month suspensions.

The President of the Mohegan Tribe Department Of Athletic Regulation Mike Mazzulli deemed the weight-cut “unnecessarily dangerous.”

“I reviewed the video and determined the process was unnecessarily dangerous,” Mazzulli said. “We’re always concerned for fighter safety and weight cutting. Hopefully, this will be a learning experience. Fortunately, he didn’t die.”

It has also been stated that Piccolotti will need clearance from a nephrologist before he can return.

Mike Mazzulli has been a loud advocate for changes in dangerous weight-cutting processes.

At the time, Paul Daley was getting ready to fight at the main event of Bellator 247, but he was eventually pulled from the fight due to health issues regarding his weight cut.

Daley was taken to the hospital before the event’s ceremonial weigh-ins, which was enough for Mazzulli to justify removing him from the bout, despite Daley himself arguing that he was good to fight.

In an interview with MMA Fighting, Mazzulli shared his explanation for removing Daley from the fight:

“What he’s doing right now is not good for his body, plain and simple, and he needs to understand that he shouldn’t be doing this,” Mazzulli said. “He’s going to have to go up in weight. It amazes me that he thinks it’s OK what he’s doing with his body at his age.”

“These guys just ignore it, ignore it and ignore it,” he said. “Until somebody dies, nothing’s going to be done.”

Meanwhile over at the UFC that same weekend Johnny Walker struggled weighing in and even appeared to have injured his back coming off the scales.