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Cormier could be a middleweight

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by TheAnnihilator, May 23, 2014.

  1. TheAnnihilator

    TheAnnihilator Yellow Belt

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    Cormier is around 15% body fat. Here's the math:

    His current precutting weight: 220 (when he's hydrated)
    Bodyfat: 15%
    Fat mass: 33 lbs
    Lean body mass: 187 lbs

    DC middleweight stats:
    200 precut weight
    Bodyfat: 7%
    Fat mass: 14 lbs
    Lean body mass: 186 lbs

    That being said -- I really REALLY doubt he's willing to eat the way he would have to eat to drop to that body fat level.
     
  2. Sean

    Sean Red Belt

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    Some guys lose tons of strength when they get too lean.
     
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    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    You seem like a smart person and know some BMI.

    But the variable you missed out on was that DC has had past problems with Kidney damage from massive weight cuts during his wrestling career.

    Dehydration at 7% bf to make 185 would be risky for him.
     
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    Not as long as this is around.
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  5. Young Turkey

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    I feel like Cormier is much higher than 15% body fat
     
  6. VulcanNervPinch

    VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    exactly
     
  7. Cygnus-X

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    Dropping below 10% has a massive negative impact on athletic performance.
     
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    OT-Funny thing just got done rewatching werdum n nelson , and rogan was saying samething ' bout big country


    Where do desire and willpower figure into the math?

    Dc's always gonna be a lil -tub o' greco-.....unless popeyes develops a *weightwatchers* menu
     
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    The guys 5'10, of course he could make 185 lol. You know how many humans that height that couldn't make 185 (likely zero).
     
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    He's also not at 15 percent bf. Let me assure you, 5'10, 186 pounds bf 7 percent doesn't look DC size. 5'9, 185 at 7 percent bf is more like frank zane size lol.
     
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    Anyone that height "could" make 185 but Cormier would have to seriously change his diet and body type. Not worth it.
     
  13. OldManGrip

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    people like hunt would struggle
     
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    I'm curious about this thing with Cormier and Popeyes. Is it because he's black or is there a story?

    And to you sir...epic username. Love me some BJ, but god damn...
     
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    5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    He could be the first ever MW, LHW, and possibly HW champ if Cain ever loses a match and gets a shot.
     
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    Cormier said himself he loves popeyes chicken, so hendo sent him some to make it harder for him to make weight, as a joke.
     
  17. The XL

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    Cormier is probably closer to 18-20% body fat
     
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    What makes you think he is 15% before his weight cut? He looks 20% easily to me. He's chubby
     
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    Ask Matt Serra.
     

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