Can we stop asking smaller fighters to move up in weight?

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  1. TomTomNT

    TomTomNT Purple Belt

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    Like holy fuck, Max is like giving up 30+ pounds to Dustin, looks like Poiriers arm is 2 of Max's legs.

    Max just does not diet well which is why he sometimes struggles with his weight cut, its not that hes huge, hes a skinny lengthy guy who needs to diet better and not move up to 155 with guys who are cutting from 170 and struggle to make 155.

    Idiots calling for Max vs Khabib just want to see freak shows that they see while watching WWE.

    Good fight, could of went either way tbh with it going into the 5th, depends how u scored first 2 rounds if they were 10-8s or not, i had them 10-9s.
     
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  2. TomTomNT

    TomTomNT Purple Belt

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    Hopefully Max stays at 145, his true weight class.
     
  3. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    Fuck off with your weight class obsession. This was a competitive fight and it was decided by Dustin's skill. Their sizes were very similar. Dustin maybe had a few pounds on him, but no more than 10. Max had height. Dustin's superior power and boxing technique was the story here.
     
  4. UFC=Pride

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    Yeah I'm over the guys trying to win belts in 2 weight classes it's been done to death last few years.
     
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  5. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Brown Belt

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    Moving up in weight is fine but it needs to be done right.

    You need to take ~6 months off to just bulk up and put on weight. Then accept a fight and make the move permanent.
     
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    Most of the lighter guys moving up lately won in destructive fashion. lol

    Holloway just doesn't have a filled out frame never mind being heavy for the weightclass puts him at a big disadvantage against the huge lightweights.
     
  7. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    It was a great fight

    I will not stop
     
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    linvillegorge Red Belt

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    You realize that Poirier was a FW who moved up to LW, right?
     
  9. egk

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    Max was just fighting where he should be fighting. Poirier is already talking about moving to WW.
     
  10. Krixes

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    Dustin was thic, so was his wife....
     
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    Interesting how you not mention Gastelum.
     
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    Sweater of AV Black Belt

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    30+ pounds?

    <36>

    Get a grip playboy.
     
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    Cjsimon1 White Belt

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    Pretty sure holloway said he walked around at like 175-180, Dustin said he walks around near 180
     
  14. DocK

    DocK I stay on bus

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    ? They're both former featherweights and are similar in mass, just different body types.
     
  15. TomTomNT

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    Your right, lets have Max fight fucking Jon Jones cuz it would be a fair fucking fight right? Idiot.... Poirier said himself he struggles making 155 and might move to 170 if he dont win the belt, meanwhile max eats like shit and still makes 145. The weight difference was huge, even from a simple eye test you can see how big Poirier looked vs how skinny Max looked.

    Weight classes are there for a fucking reason, just because people are bored these days cuz they are fucking snowflakes does not mean it should be a normal thing for people to division hop out of boredom.
     
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    LMFAO max is probably bigger then PORIER they both also fought at 145 most of their careers.
     
  17. TomTomNT

    TomTomNT Purple Belt

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    What they say and what is true are 2 different things, as well as body types and who actually walks at what weight due to pure muscle vs someone having a poor diet.
     
  18. WhoWalksWithFergus

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    It's not like the current heavyweight, middleweight and women's featherweight champions all started out at a lower weight class or anything. Add in Cejudo beating TJ and Conor beating Eddie and why wouldn't you move up?
     
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    Dustin has been filling up for the last 5 years. He has much more muscle mass than he did at FW. Max was flabby.
     
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    Too stupid to warrant a response. You'll learn nothing.
     

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