Fighter stats changing

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  1. Niels

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    Why do the height measurements of fighters change over time or are clearly inaccurate when for example facing a fighter who should be taller/smaller? It’s not difficult for a big organisation to accurately measure fighters is it?
     
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    because it's unofficial.
     
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    Some of them stop cutting height.
    Some of them start cutting height.
     
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    Apparently it is.

    Aside from Carwin, I have seen both Diaz bros, as well as Cerrone go from 6'1" down to 6' even. Reaches on fighters also tend to change.
     
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    Because Shane Carwin cuts height.
     
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    AFAIK they don't measure fighters at all.
     
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    Most fighters these days cut height
     
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    its officially unofficial
     
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    Am i not getting something?
     
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    It's an old wrestling trick.....back in amateur wrestling days we did it all...weight cutting, height cutting....I even did some dick cutting (but I'm a sherdogger so I had enough to spare)

    Eventually though it catches up with your body
     
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    No sport really has official heights. There's always an inch or 2 added to the short basketball and hockey players on the stat sheets
     
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    Some of them stand on their tippy toes while the UFC is measuring them. Mighty Mouse is really 4'10.
     
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    Some fighters stick the excess height Carwin cuts into their feet to make them taller.

    True story.
     
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