Alot of people argue about how lifting is detrimental for MMA, or how it makes you slow and not explosive. Others argue it helps you and makes you MORE explosive. Pro lifting people have more proof whereas the others don't really have factual evidence to back up their claims. But if lifting really helps that much why do alot of pro fighters succeed without it? And if a fighter who succeeds without lifting starts lifting (and im not talking about curls and tricep extensions) will he be an even better fighter? for example: If Fedor got a good powerlifting routine and started using it, would he be a better fighter because of it? Would it be possible for him to be a worse fighter?