I dunno~ Wal-mart-ville seems like a scary place. :5crackup:
Originally Posted by twisted mind
Originally Posted by Mr. Loobner
I think you should ignore this UFC Average or whatever and look at the broader picture. There have been lots of good world MW MMA fighters under 6,1:
If you look just at TUF shows for instance in the UFC,
TUF 1 MW's that performed well under 6,1 :
Diego Sanchez - Winner - 5,10
TUF 4 MW's who performed well under 6,1:
Travis Lutter - Winner - 5,11
TUF 7 MW:
Amir Sadollah - winner - 5,11
TUF 11 MW's who performed well under 6,1:
Court Mcgee - Winner - 5,11
People under 6,1 can all make good MW fighters.
Last edited by Kolvas; 7/01/2010 12:56pm at .
The thing is, logically shorter people have to build more muscle mass to partake in a higher weight class. "Short" fighters would need larger, wider and heavier muscles to equal the same weight of someone taller and eventually this would start working against them in the heavier divisions. This seems to me to be an issue of practicality where as the shorter fighters tend to be in smaller divisions so they can comfortably divide training between muscle building/maintenance and sparring and other skill training.
^ I can agree to a certain point but your taking into account a lot of generalisations. I think that would be more applicable to <6,0 fighters in the LHW and HW divisions for example Jeff Monson, more so than with the MW division. Some people are just larger and heavier than other people of the same/similar height such It's kind of wrong to generalise that people 6,0 and under are all similiar weights and need to add muscle to make weight for 185. Travis Lutter/Patrick Cote/Court Mcgee etc. are all MW's who are naturally dense and suit the MW weight limit. Those 3 examples I've mentioned don't have massive amounts of muscle and I'm taking a guess don't spend large amounts of time lifting weights and building muscle for fight preparation in order to make weight/be big enough for 185 lbs. But they all comfortably compete in the MW division whilst all being smaller than this supposed 6,1 average for MW's. Your point would have some weight for fighters smaller than 6,1 in the Heavy weight division and similar divisions, few people 5,10 naturally weigh 265 lbs you would either need a lot of muscle or even more fat lol
Last edited by Kolvas; 7/01/2010 6:08pm at .
6'1" ~160 lbs. and lovin' every second of it
I used to be self-conscious about my skinny wrists until I learned what a collar choke was.
FEAR THE ECTOMORPHS!
Agree, I height is no advantage in BJJ.
At higher levels, even weight mean very little.
I have rolled with a 145, 5'7 little Asian dude who was stronger and tougher than a 300 pound man. Some of the small guys , who know what they are doing are hell to roll with.