Originally Posted by Presinator
I don't respect fighters any more for fighting at a heavier weight because often they do so simply because of pride or laziness, which in my opinion aren't admirable.
I get frustrated when a guy like Penn squanders his ability by being lazy and losing at heavier weights when he's far more effective when he's in-shape and fighting at 155.
I admire a fighter who stays in shape and tries to maximize his/her chances of victory in every allowable way possible.
You're in the minority. Overeem, Brock, Jones, GSP, Benson Henderson etc. all have so many haters yet they're exciting fighters. I guess we simply disagree, personally my favourite fighters are BJ,Shogun,Fedor and Saki for kickboxing, none of them big for their division at all.