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Fighter's who moved up to another weight division to challenge another fighter?

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  1. 0-1

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    Which Fighter's ever moved up to another weight division to challenge another fighter? I am not talking about fighters who moved up a division because they could no longer make the weight, i mean guy's who moved up to intentionally fight a bigger guy for the challenge? Happens a lot more in boxing but what about in the UFC?
     
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    Anderson Silva did it 3 times in the UFC
    Vs Irvin, Griffin & Bonnar

    there is 5 champ in two division
    Couture
    Penn
    GSP
    Conor
    DC

    a few moved up and down during their career.
    Too lazy to make a list.
     
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    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    I think bendo fought at 170 once or twice.
     
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    Nick Diaz (Silva)
    BJ Penn (GSP)
    D.C. (Stipe)
    Silva (Forrest, Bonner, Irvin)
    Sonnen (Jones)
    Vitor (Jones)
    Conor (Diaz)
    GSP (Bisping)

    Others intended to, but it didn't pan out:

    Holloway (Khabib)
    Weidman (Jones)
    Romero (DC)
    Rockhold (Werdum)
    Ortega (Khabib)
    Aldo (Khabib)
    Woodley (Bisping)

    That's all I've got for now. On a side note, this exercise really does shine a light on who the badasses are.
     
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    Penn scrapping with Machida
    Wanderlei vs Hunt
    Manhoef went in a heavyweight Tourny
    Vitor/Chael vs Jones
     
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    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    I think you are definitely the most tolerable of the GSP fans. I probably would have even partied with you in Quebec after GSP beat Bisping. I know you got hammered. Lol

    Do you think he’s done or will he come back for something?

    I can’t really tell. His intentions are hard to read.
     
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    ohayou gozaimasu Purple Belt

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    I was actually thinking about this exact same thing yesterday. Specifically about Machida. He won the LHW belt as a natural MW who didn't cut to make 205. Not sure if it's technically what you're talking about, but for all intents and purposes it is. Machida won a belt above his natural weight. As did Frankie at 155, BJ at 170, GSP at MW, Faber at 145, Couture at HW.

    I see DC more as a HW who moved down and won a belt below his natural weight class. I also see Conor as a natural LW who managed to make the cut to 145 and seize an opportunity.
     
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    Just need to point out Silva also moved up to fight the champ champ D.C.
     
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    gono btw Rounds...

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    "I can´t think of any, right now..."

    saku bless.jpg
     
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    orca P4P #1 Machida fan

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    Andersons name comes to my mind
     
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    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Almost all of Sakuraba and Frankie fights
     
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    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Machida weighed 222 when he fought BJ at open weight so I'm skeptical about the whole Machida didn't cut weight to fight at 205.
     
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    He weighed in at like 203 every fight. If he did cut weight, it was minimal. He was actually pretty fat when he fought BJ.

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    The guy on the left is not someone who cut a lot of weight.
     
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    gono btw Rounds...

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    BJ fought Machida, but actually 1st challenged... Fujita....
     
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    gono btw Rounds...

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    Wand vs Hunto on short notice...

    Mousasi vs Hunto too...

    Ninja vs Sergei
     
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    Woah strong facial aesthetics transformation from the BJ fight. Just goes to show what having a lowbody fat % can do
     
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    Hendo vs fedor
     
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    Hendo vs Fedor

    Wand vs Cro Cop n Hunt

    Minowaman vs everyone
     
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