Is it better to be super tall and skinny, or really short and jacked?

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  1. superpunch

    superpunch Gold Belt

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    Imagine 2 hypothetical 155 lb fighters.

    Is it better to be 6'6" 155 lbs?



    Or is it better to be 5'3" 155 lbs?



    Which wins in a real fight?
     
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  2. Jarvan

    Jarvan Brown Belt

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    There's a huge variable missing. It's called skill.
    No one body type has dominated.
    And wtf, who was ever 5'3 and fought at LW? or the other?
     
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  3. Robotnickx

    Robotnickx Blue Belt

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    Short.

    6'6' 155lb would be slow, weak and super easy to knockout.

    If we're including weight cutting then it would depend on how much weight the tall guy could cut.
     
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    ZOD66 First you take a drink, then the drink takes you

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    Tall wins, he will be normal one day but other guy never
     
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    Blanqa Blanqua Silver Belt

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  6. rear naked ankle pick

    rear naked ankle pick Blue Belt

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    Definitely tall, i can't even imagine how "men" under 6'0 can even live like that

    It's an absolute curse i wish upon nobody
     
  7. BabyBlue_Bomber

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    I would imagine 6’6” and 155 lbs to look something like this...

    [​IMG]
     
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    So many variables.

    Short guy can close the distance fast if they are skilled enough

    Tall guy can keep the short guy at the end of his jab if he is skilled enough

    Really depends on alot of other things
     
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    RDUBYA an oldie but a goodie

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    jks but prior to the lower weights being introduced I'm sure that was plenty of 5'3 guys...Kid started at LW.

    Tallest LW I can remember was Corey Hill...the leg break guy.
     
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    I’m happy being 6’6” @ 275 with 5%bf like most sherdoggers.
     
  11. BoomerRemover

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    I personally know muay thai fighters who are 6'5" (or above) that has fought at 160 pounds. It is doable. And at the end of the day, win or lose, they will always get more respect (and women) than the manlet.
     
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    It’s best to be tree times the size
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    No, they won't. Being tall and super skinny is no better than being short and jacked.
     
  14. superpunch

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    As a 5'8 man, I can tell you: you make friends with even shorter people, and before you know it you're a god among manlets.
     
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    ArmenianAssasin Red Belt

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    idk why everyone is making it seem like this so insane

    he’s basically asking about corey hill v sean sherk plus or minus a inch or so

    luckily all sherdogers have the best of both worlds 6’5 jacked 350 lbs

    rumor has it though it might be the opposite way around
     
  16. superpunch

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    You'd think that the shorter guy would overpower the skinny tall guy. But whenever I see it played out in real life, the tall guy kinda just 'swallows' the shorter guy with his height.
     
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    IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    More often than not tall, assuming the skill is there. But there's definitely a point of diminishing returns. 6'6 is way too tall for LW. short guy would ragdoll him

    But say 6'1 with a build similar to Israel but LW form, would be the absolutely optimal.

    A guy like Tommy Hearns is a prime example. 6'1 and fought between 145ish lbs to 168ish

    shredded and tall, but not overly lanky. not an excessive amount of muscle, but enough to hit hard as absolute fuck and stay explosive throughout a fight.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nobody wants to be short and anything.
     
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    welp,

    being 5'9, and having to spar against guys as tall as 6'4, moar often than not, you're at a disadvantage, and you have to use fight iq/experience/tactics to effectively close the distance
     
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    Okay so lets analyse the champs in each division to determine whether more of them are tall or short for their divisions.
    HW-Stipe-6ft 4-Normal height
    LHW-Jones-6 ft 4-Tall
    MW- Adesanya- 6ft 4- Tall
    WW- Usman- 6ft- Taller Average
    LW- Khabib- 5ft 10- Average
    FW- Volkanoski- 5ft 6- short
    BW- Cejudo -5ft 3- short

    Notice that it is only in the smaller weight classes where being short seems to not matter. In all the other weight classes the best are either normal sized or tall. So the answer really depends on weight class. Overall though being tall won more times than being short, and being short only worked when the primary skill set of the fighter in question was wrestling.
     
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