Ivan Menjivar - Interesting Stat

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  1. ImCertainOfCirkunov Yellow Belt

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    Somehow today while looking up random fighter info, I stumbled upon the record of Ivan Menjivar.

    In his career Menjivar fought opponents who would, between themselves, go on to fight at 6 different weight classes (125,135,145,155,170 and 185). If you're wondering about the 185, that won't be in the books until GSP takes the cage against Bisping next month.

    I haven't sunk my teeth into this but I'm thinking that has to be close to a record. Can anyone find a fighter(s) that have done that or more?
     
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    He was ranked 10th at bantamweight once I remember that.
     
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    Yeah and about 8 years prior he was fightng GSP at WW, lol.
     
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    Sakuraba fought guys that fought from FW to HW

    BJ Penn fought guys that fought from FW to HW. BJ himself has fought at FW,LW,WW,MW, and that match with Machida where Machida was a HW and BJ was a LHW.

    Fighting Rumble Johnson gives you WW to HW. So Rich Clementi gets LW to HW.
     
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    Menjivar had a style that would have suited Pride in it's Bushido days.
     
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    Frankie did it in 2 fights. Faber (135) and Penn (145-225).
     
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  7. Chris John He's got festing black lungs.

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    he was a fkn fun fighter too.

    Joe Riggs foughts at HW all the way down to WW, same as Rumble
     
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    BJ fought at 145 I think, he's also fought at HW.

    That's a potential 120 lbs difference.

    Menjivar's range of weight classes has a 60 lbs difference.
     
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    Saying BJ fought at HW is a bit of a stretch. He fought one open weight bout and came in at 15 less then the LHW limit.

    Don't get me wrong, mad props for taking that fight and Machida was a much, much bigger man, but neither guy was then or ever was a HW fighter, neither one ever fought at HW in any org.
     
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    dude was fun to watch, and been fighting
    back when GSP finished fights is what you meant to say... LOL
     
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    He has a cool name. That is all
     
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    Tokoro fought in all weightclasses from 125 up to HW, never at LHW though so that's 7 classes.

    Other fun fact, a year or 2 ago, Mousasi had a win over a (at the time) top 10 guy in every weight class from ww up to hw
     
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    Didn't Riggs start his career at Superheavyweight?
     
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    ivan was a hell of a fighter. fun to watch and a ton of skills.
     
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    machida started his career as a 220 pounds hw fighting other hws and franklin and bj
     
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    maybe Royler...
     
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    So anyone that fought rumble or similar gets like an automatic 4?
     
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    Seeing these kind of stats makes me (in no particular order):
    1) hate the weight-cutting (because of Rumble cutting from north of 200lbs to fight Brenneman)
    2) laugh at boxers bickering over 2lbs in their catchweight super junior light welter-mandatory intercontinental Ring magazine title fights
    3) hespect the fighters.
     
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    Ivan Menjivar, The Pride of El Salvador. The first man to apply a calf crusher in a MMA fight, if I recall correctly.
     
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    The mark of a true pussy.

    Okay, okay, I know I'm a keyobard warrior and that Johnson would murder me in two seconds, and that I'll never make the money he makes in one day in my whole life, but come on. That shit was ridiculous.
     
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