Is Hendo a small mw

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  1. johnyboy

    johnyboy Silver Belt

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    They showed him weighing 199 before his fight. If I remember correctly gsp is said to walk around at 195. Would it be possible for Hendo to be a huge ww or am I way off?
     
  2. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    He can't possibly cut that much healthily at his age but yes, if Hendo was 10-15 years younger he would fit in well with today's WWs.

    Weight cutting is the TRUE evolution in MMA.
     
  3. RyanMctWrestler

    RyanMctWrestler White Belt

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    I'd say there's a few welterweights about his size. He's too old to make the cut obviously but it's possible for someone his size.
     
  4. Kabzie

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    I'd say he's around the average. In shape he's around 195lb so a cut of 10lb would seem to be in the middle.
     
  5. surgeyou1

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    Not really...he is at his peak shape at 200lbs. Even though there are MWs who can heavier offcamp, I think most of them are at their best at around 200lbs.
     
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    In terms of weight, he's about average for a MW, and very large for a WW. He doesn't look as big as he actually is because his body is so thick, solid, and tight.
     
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    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    It might not even be inaccurate to say 'half of the top 10' at this point.
     
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    I don't know,last time he fought at 185 was against Shields if i remember correctly and he said he had problems cutting weight and that's why he moved up.
     
  9. johnyboy

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    I guess Hendo came through a time where weight classes were less of a big deal. He would of been the Hendricks of his generation though. Could you imagine his power at 170
     
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    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    He was light against Cormier but he looked pretty fit. I highly doubt he can make WW. He'd be a good sized MW, but not the biggest.
     
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    This!
     
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    Michael Guymon (couple fights in ufc) is about 6'0-6'1 and usually walks around at 190-200 lean muscle cuts down to 155.. that being said MW are usually a lot bigger
     
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    I'm pretty sure the fight with Vitor was 185 but yeah, Dan is too old to keep cutting weight. He mentioned in an interview that he does less cardio work now as it tires him too much leading up to fights.
     
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    Damn that's a Crazy cut
     
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    benki11 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He ist small without Trt He is too old!
     
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    Bilal Bones Blue Belt

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    The fight with Vitor was at LHW......
     
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    Corey hill did that too. its uncommon for a reason, its a bad idea.
     
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    Lol, no, he is not and never has been a small MW.
     
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    Lol yea, but he was super skinny but tall.

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    He isn't 'small', but at 5'11 with 71" reach, he's smaller than any top-10 MW.

    Closest are Munoz at 6' with 71" reach and Kennedy at 5'11 with 74" inch reach.

    Hendo has competed above his natural weight for most of his career. His chin, h-bomb and wrestling makes him competitive with anyone, but at 43, given his lack of speed and size, he still has a lot of disadvantages even at MW.
     

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