Cheick Kongo weight

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  1. D1wrestla

    D1wrestla Purple Belt

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    I noticed something I thought was odd. I watched one of Cheick kongos old fights and he's listed at 6 foot 4 weighing in at 233 pounds. He looks huge, way bigger than 233. If you saw him and Cain next to each other there is no way you would guess Cain weighs more than him. Fabricio werdum weighs about the same and is the same height as him but looks way less muscular(thick, solid, tight). I don't get it. Anybody have explanation for this or notice this as well?
     
  2. chunglii

    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have a suspicion that he was cutting height for a long time. It seems like Werdum and Kongo are the same height but Kongo is taller, having a bigger frame and thus weighing more.
     
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    It baffled me too. Dude must be hollow or something.
     
  4. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Bones
     
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    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Yah, this always surprised me that he weight around 230
     
  6. He11FiRe

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    It's all upper body. He has chicken legs.
     
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    look at his chicken legs
     
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    Yep, pretty much a 10 lb bigger version of Bones.
     
  9. D1wrestla

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    Lol damn they look bad in that picture
     
  10. D1wrestla

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    But I mean bones probs weighs that much when he's not cutting and Kongo looks way thicker
     
  11. VB MMA

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    His muscles are dense, as well as defined. This gives an illusion of looking bigger. He also has small joints, which add to the illusion of looking bigger.
     
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    fightdonttweet Banned Banned

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    He's a very lean guy. Probably has the lowest body fat percentage at heavyweight in addition to his chicken legs.
     
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    MikeyCanFly Sherbro 4 Life

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    only logical answer
     
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    lol oh damn
     
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    his legs
     
  16. Twelve75

    Twelve75 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I was cageside for UFC 70 {The one Gonzaga did a crocop on crocop} from what i can remember,on that night,Arlovski looked bigger than Kongo from where i sat.
     
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    Defined? Yes.

    Dense? Doubtful. He's got more of a bodybuilder look to him, ie most of that is probably sarcoplasmic vs myofibril muscle. And he's never looked particularly strong in the cage. So looking like a bb'er plus never really exhibiting exceptional strength lead me to believe his muscles are mostly just full of water, and thus are not dense relative to someone of equal weight who trains more for "functional" muscle. Also, as others have pointed out, chicken legs.
     
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    Narrow shoulders, shorter reach, smaller bones density.
     
  19. Appylion

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    Surprised me too.
     
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    Yea I don't get it either
     

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