Best weight for my height ?

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  1. Ruslan Gabe White Belt

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    Hello, I`m kinda short : 1,67 m - around 5.5 f height and my weight is 70 kg that'd be 155 lb;

    Most people of my category are tall'ish... compared to my size. I wanna know your opinions on my weight, at 70 im considered Lightweight, im no prob in fighting with Lightweight guys but I wanna know if I'd be better for my height at Featherweight, meaning to lose 5kg. I never had issues in kickbox with my weight, I felt fit and fast, but reading comments around here makes me think I might be faster, better at Featherweight.

    Opinions ?

    I`m new into mma so I have no bjj / cage experience yet.

    tx
     
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    Then don't worry about your weight. Or your height for that matter
     
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    you can cut 5kg easily. stay where you are
     
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    No one here has the info to tell you but I was once told (I believe it originates from Foreman) that a lion doesn't cut weight to fight house cats.

    I've enjoyed trying to live up to that shit and it always served me well.
     
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    Your 5'5 tall? And is 70 kg? Your too heavy for your height imo. Lose 10 kilos
     
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    Weird thing is I dont have visible body fat, my abs look hardcore. So I guess it's my huge legs and dense bones
     
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    100 pounds for each foot
     
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    You have great genetics bro
     
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    Yeah I was told this, I never made gym and I have full muscles on my body for some reason, but I m afraid my legs are way too huge, they have this wasp-ish vibe. Wonder if this would help me or not in mma :D
     
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    Rather than adjusting your weight for your height, you should adjust your height for your weight. Much better.
     
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    Shane Carwin can help him out.
     
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    so you sayn I should lose 5 kg
     
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    I think rather than losing 5 kilos, you should add 5 inches instead, like the ads in your browser window might suggest.
     
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    In all seriousness, it's too early for you to worry about that. Just focus on the training and getting technically proficient. Get a fight or two under your belt, then figure out if your weight is right for you or not.
     
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    wow, so funny ! much troll, you are surely a very smart person. :D
     
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    THIS

    Also, if you have a coach he will chose the proper weight class for you when you're ready to fight. If you're just starting then it will take some time, until then just have fun and train diligently. No need to worry about weight right now.
     
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    This.

    As someone who's been "forced" to compete in a unnatural weight class based on my build, its not a good experience. I ended up sick, lethargic and gassed out easier.

    Early on is where you find out you where you stand ideally, then maybe when you're serious about it, and decide to be more competitive at a lighter class, shoot for it.

    Lets hope your coach(es) are pretty open and find a weight class where you excel rather than being to obsessed with "height advantage"
     
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    Starve yourself if you are going to do striking. Pure strength isn't a good attribute. It is not fun striking with people that can hit you from far away
     
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    I'm about 5'8, weigh 150.

    For some gym wars we had I went down to around 142 without doing a " cut " of drastic diet restrictions. I lost the 8 pounds by turning up training frequency and cutting out junk food.

    He told me after that I could probably fight in the 135 area if I wanted to compete seriously, as I could lose much more with a hard cut and all that comes with it ( dehydration / losing weight in the sauna ).

    You can probably do the same.
     
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    People get way too obsessed with weight class. If you ever do actually fight, just fight in the weight class you find yourself at that time.
     
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