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  1. sandbag2 is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    5'10 short? Acoording to UFC it is!!!

    The national average height 5'10/5'11, which is on the tall side of average in the world, and average in regards to white/black Americans, is like a midgit, when I look at the fighters of EVEN the middle, and Welter weight division. What gives?
    In the UFC middle weight division the average is 6'1.
    Why is that? Is it because height is such an advantage like in Basket ball?
    In fact it seems like all pro athletes are super tall.
    The height average is taller for pro athletes than average everyday America.
    Is this a case of Heightism? Which I do believe in, because your average CEO
    elitist is at least 6'3.
    Don't believe me? Go to any industrial center of any big city.
    Why are pro athletes so damn tall?
    I have never sen a Middle weight in the UFC who was 5'6, but they are not uncommon in everyday life.
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    6/28/2010 6:49pm


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    5'10" is pretty short.
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    6/28/2010 7:04pm


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    5'10 is certainly not tall for a guy, and height does help you in almost all physical activities. So it's not surprising most Pro's are taller, and since fighters are professional athletes....

    Also, a 5'6 guy is pretty uncommon, and whats your deal with CEO's?
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    6/28/2010 7:42pm


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    All CEO's are elitist? Heightism?

    I'm 5'7 and I understand that its not any kind of conspiracy that keeps me from being a CEO or the UFC Middleweight champion.

    Way back in the day, the tallest australopithecines were the ones who survived the predators, and got to mate and pass on their DNA. Blame the tall grasses of the savanna.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmer View Post
    5'10" is pretty short.
    **** all you people, I'm 5'10 1/2 !!!! :icon_evil
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    Do we have a bullshido average ?
    maybe we should make a poll on average height and weight.

    but i have seen a trend for fighters to start getting bigger, especially in the heavyweight div.

    Remember when cro-cop, fedor and big nog were considered big guys at 230-something

    and now you have Rogers, Carwin, Lesnar weight at 265.
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    6/28/2010 8:14pm


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    I'm 5'9" exactly. I don't feel short at all.
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    Well you sort of answered your own question, its because fighters dont want to be in a weightclass where they will be giving up a big reach advantage.

    Being 57 and fighting someone thats 62 is absolute hell unless the fighter is incredibly good at closing the distance (Like prime Mike Tyson was, he was barely 510 fighting in the heavyweight division)
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    Ehhh, 5'10" being average among the U.S.' general population is bullshit. Guys lie about their height like women lie about their weight. Knock 2" off that IMO.

    Also: +1 to what FriendlyFire said.
    Last edited by maofas; 6/28/2010 10:36pm at .
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by maofas View Post
    Guys lie about their dicks like online women lie about their lack of dicks.
    Fixt.

    But seriously, I'm going to assume there's a balanced threshold. To put it in laymans terms, in the the end it comes out to skill, but your variables are reach and "strength." I say "strength" because muscle mass can only bring you so far. But in the same regard, reach without knowledge of such(or ability to utilize) is useless.

    What's the demographic? Because supposedly more western fighters cut weight, while more eastern fighters walk around near their normal fight weight.

    Or, maybe people who are taller(but not too much taller) tend to perform better athletically.

    Who the **** knows, there's way too many variables(unless someone wants to limit them without cutting the sample size too small).
    Last edited by OiScout; 6/28/2010 10:45pm at .
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