Are tall skinny fighters weak for not moving up?

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  1. Espresso Zabit MaGOATmedsharipov, you's'll see

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    I dont understand what the double standard is on this topic.

    People blaming Zabit for fighting at 145? Isnt that what the game is evolving to?

    Some people praise other fighters for their height and reach at a division... At what point does it become to much?
    A bunch of the greats had a height advantage that were mostly praised for.

    I mean, has Zabit even missed weight in the UFC?

    Its the meta of the game right now. Cut down as much as you can and be the biggest in the smallest division you can cut to

    Dont hate the player... Hate the game
     
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    Weight cutting should be stopped
     
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    Everyone is a bitch, especially that tall lanky squat dude with zero reach who hits hard, but only because of his massive reach
     
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  5. soulsstealer Silver Belt

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    ya only midets should be allowed to fight at lower weight classes. life is already hard for them its not fair for them to get bullied by taller fighters
     
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    Tall-Skinny.... would have to bulk up with strength and conditioning.
     
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    Add height limits to weight classes

    Problem solved
     
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    different body types bro, some guys are just built that way and others are just cutting huge amounts of weight. Should just make 2 weight classes anyway, 170 and lower for manlets and 170 + for Men
     
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  9. Espresso Zabit MaGOATmedsharipov, you's'll see

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    That would add an unrealistic advantage to fighters that cap at the height limit...

    Lets says if 155 was 5'9-511, that would put 6'0 fighters at a big disadvantage for no reason
     
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    They can cut down to 5'11'' easily
     
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    It would depend how tall and skinny you are, are you tall & skinny, or tall & skinny but filled out...?
     
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    if you can make weight, you make weight.
     
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    no they are just weak, i mean physically weak :D
     
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  14. HerpDerp ambitiously unambitious

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    A lot of guys just have a hard time of adding weight while maintaining good cardio and MMA practice routines.

    People are built differently, and not all tall, lanky fighters are major weight cutters even in the lighter divisions. There are other dimensions involved with size than just height and reach.
     
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  15. Espresso Zabit MaGOATmedsharipov, you's'll see

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    Lmao so Khabib is a manlet? Ur wilding bro... Have u seen footage of Khabib wrestling Saltrocks?
     
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    Struve definitely needs to start cutting some height. Maybe drop down to 6’7” or 6’8” maybe. That way he can still have an advantage for height but not be disadvantaged by it.
     
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    i was saying this years ago.

    maybe also consider a completely different company for fighters with good hairlines too.
     
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    Would love seeing a Stefan Struve sized (height and reach) fighter being able to go down in weight and fight Mighty Mouse.
     
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    He's a strong manlet, I'll give him that
     
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    Zabit is definitely a LW at least even WW
     
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