Could it be, that the more advanced the sport becomes, the less size advantage matters?

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  1. Moral Victory

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    We're seeing people moving up weightclasses and being very successful nowadays, did people not try this before or is it working now because technique, training and game planning/strategies have come so much further?

    Here are two fighters who moved up and became champs, DC too but he was HW from the start, and size at heavyweight is only an advantage up to a point anyway.

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    Maybe fighters were in their real weight class to begin with back then
     
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    Should I post a few gif where the bigger fighter wins?
     
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  7. Moral Victory

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    Is it to prove that size is an advantage? Because you wouldn't have anyone to argue with.
    I'm just saying, maybe it's less now, or less apparent atleast.
     
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    ummm, didn't we learn this at UFC 1....
     
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    There will always be a point where weight can nullify skill. Which is why the average man laughs at the 125-135 division. But the top 5 should be able to beat the #20-15 in class above them.
     
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    No because grappling is the most dominant form

    And being the bigger/ heavier guy helps a laaat
     
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    Size matters and always will, however so does someone's ability to cut weight safely and in a way that allows them to fight at their peak.

    So as you would expect, it boils down to a combination of things. If size didn't matter there wouldn't be weight classes. What you see now is more fighters not wanting to cut so much so they move up to a more natural weight class and perform well.
     
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    Yes. It is only a matter of time until Mighty Mouse is taking on Jon Jones.

    Heck, if skill is all that matters, it's only a matter of time until we see Amanda Nunes taking on Daniel Cormier.
     
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  13. Moral Victory

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    Who said size didn't matter?
     
  14. Melas Chasma

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    No, TS, it's the opposite. You are not very bright, are you?

    Or are you saying Royce won UFC 1 because size mattered more back then compared to skill? Lol.
     
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    Whittaker was always a MW in the offseason by his own words, guy got well over 210lbs. He was just doing a suicide cut to WW. I don't think he has any weight disadvantage at MW whatsoever.
     
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    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    I think the opposite. As guys get more well rounded and skilled, size may be the differentiator.
     
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    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    The average man has less than nothing for a 135lb guy in the UFC, regardless of how big he is. They shouldn’t be laughing. Lol.
     
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    Size has always been overrated.

    Yeah, there comes a point where it becomes a factor, but one weight class has never been an issue, 10 pounds is basically nothing, especially if you're at least a Featherweight or above. It's just that it's the arbitrary weight limit that the rulemakers decided on a long time ago and it's been implemented that way for so long that MMA fans have become indoctrinated into thinking there's more significance to it than there is. There's a reason why practically anytime a fighter moves up a weight class, they usually keeps winning.

    Go back and watch several of the early UFC events where there were no weight classes. It was pretty common to see bigger fighters lose to smaller fighters to whom today, they would be at least a couple weight classes bigger than.
     
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    You don't have to think, because its undeniable fact. TS just brainfarted, that's all.
     
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