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  1. Amp is offline

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    Do we really need weight classes under 155 in the UFC?

    Honestly, who really can't make 155? All you need to do is get to 165-170 something and just cut 10-25 lbs before the fight. I really don't know anyone that can't make it to 170.. I'm 5'8 and 140 but if fighting was my career, I'd have no problem making it to 170 so I could fight.

    Damn, if I really wanted to, I could move up to 190 to fight WW.
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    Please go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaspaine
    Please go away.
    Seriously, I really don't understand. Unless you're like a super midget, you should have no problem getting to 170 lbs. Even 5'4 guys should be able to get to 170 so they can cut to 155.
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    Have you ever cut weight? Shedding 25 pounds is a big deal.

    Your question is stupid. You need smaller weight classes for smaller people.
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    well the point is that we dont need the under 155 thingy because i really dont see an adult being under 155 honestly
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSDaemon
    Have you ever cut weight? Shedding 25 pounds is a big deal.

    Your question is stupid. You need smaller weight classes for smaller people.
    Exactly.

    Plus there's the issue of putting on 25lbs of muscle -- and as someone who's lost a lot of weight, I can honestly say losing is easier than gaining (probably different if you've got like 6% body fat :p.)

    Not to mention the issue that at 5'4, you'd need to be one of the top fighters in the world to compete with guys in welterweight that are fighting at their natural weight, mostly between 5 and 7 inches taller as well.


    EDIT: Plus, at 5'8, you'd get raped at 190.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govithoy
    Exactly.

    Plus there's the issue of putting on 25lbs of muscle -- and as someone who's lost a lot of weight, I can honestly say losing is easier than gaining (probably different if you've got like 6% body fat :p.)

    Not to mention the issue that at 5'4, you'd need to be one of the top fighters in the world to compete with guys in welterweight that are fighting at their natural weight, mostly between 5 and 7 inches taller as well.


    EDIT: Plus, at 5'8, you'd get raped at 190.
    190 to cut to ww..

    but considering there are 5'10 guys who do well in hw (ie mark hunt for example), 5'9 guys that do well in mw (not to mention these guys add an inch or two to their billed heights), i dont think being 5'8 would be much of a problem if i fought right.

    its when youre really short that height starts to kill you because your mobility and speed just wont make up for the power you lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by truepwrz
    well the point is that we dont need the under 155 thingy because i really dont see an adult being under 155 honestly
    Idiot. Do you know who Uriaja Faber is? Best in the world at 145. he walks around at 155 and is a ball of muscle, you think he should fight guys who walk at 170? Stupidity.
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    Dennis Hallman (5'9): 1-3-0 "recent" UFC record, 57-11-2 overall MMA (unknown past weight classes). Oh, and he hasn't fought since UFC 55.

    Phil Baroni (5'9): 3-5-0 "recent" UFC record, 6-5-0 overall MMA, hasn't fought in UFC for more than 2 years

    Robbie Lawler (5'9): 4-3-0 "recent" UFC, 9-3-0 overall MMA, hasn't fought in UFC in more than 2.5 years

    Justin Levens (5'10): 0-2-0 "recent" UFC, 7-2-0 overall MMA, last lost to Jorge Santiago at UFC Fight Night Five. To be honest, could really use some time on a bike.

    Everyone in the UFC's middleweight division fighting at less than 5'11, minus Jordan Radev who has apparently never fought in the UFC but holds an impressive (especially for his height of 5'7) pro MMA record of 11-1-0 and is actually currently fighting at light heavyweight.
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    Build also matters. Jeff Monson and Joe Lauzon do not have the same build but are roughly the same height ( Joe is actually taller ). There are some people who are 5'6 with a small build and there is no reason not to have a 145 pound class for them.
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