Question for you guys. Basically, should you try and get as small as your body type will allow or as large? I am 5'8", if I fought MMA I would probably try to get down to 170 (I have actually fought as low as 152 but that was almost ten years ago) because 5'8" is too short for 185. Right now I am 192 and climbing. I have a reasonablly large frame for my height (I have to wear a 46 jacket even though I have a 34 inch waist) and I go to the gym 4-6 times a week. I do a mix of strength (mainly O-lifts) and cardio (running usually) and flexibility. Being in the military, I have some other requirments then strictly grappling (like long ruck marches) but my size isn't really an issue one way or the other. Previously, I have been trying to get down to 180-185 range, so I could cut down to my fighting weight of 170 but I am wondering if that is really needed. I don't really plan on fighting MMA just a few BJJ or sub grappling tournaments so reach isn't a huge issue. I am thinking that maybe I should just let my body go where my training takes it. I am picturing Jeff Monson with a rubber guard but not a communist. Or should I really concentrate on Dieting and cardio to get down to the 180ish range?