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Is it unfair that some fighters have a size advantage?

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  1. real2124 Purple Belt

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    Casual here,

    Any fight where the fighter has an obvious reach advantage (DC-Jones / Hendricks-Wonderboy) I always feel:

    1) Shouldn't the taller fighter move up a weight-class? It doesn't seem fair. -example: Aldo-McG

    2) The larger or taller fighter has the advantage. It's up to the shorter fighter to apply pressure and close the distance.

    Sure, there's been countless times when reach/size has counted for nothing and the other guy won - but overall I think some guys are just too big for their weight class and some fighters gain an unfair advantage.
     
  2. scorpipede ring piece

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    no.

    stay casual.
     
  3. Oshime2 Brown Belt

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    I think if you're shorter than your opponent you should be given a stick to make up the difference.
     
  4. LukeSkyRutten Banned Banned

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    The reach part is ridiculous. That's life BUT…

    Of course a weight disadvantage is unfair but that's what the IV ban is for. Hendricks was cheating the system cutting from 200lb. Now he came in looking like a LW and got stomped. Weidman used to be a huge MW. Now all that weight advantage is gone and he looks like a WW… What happened? He got stomped. The IV ban is a step in the right direction…
     
  5. Pirroh Black Belt

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    TS struggling with the concept of weight classes here.
     
  6. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    Gross weight cutting for advantage is not advantage it is basically cheaping.
     
  7. papasmurf999 Green Belt

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    You're really thinking genetics is a disadvantage? And think that if someone has better genes they should move up in weight? No. No they shouldnt.
     
  8. Brock Tober Brown Belt

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    Wonderboy had a striking advantage over Johny. We need to fix that shi* to make things fair.
     
  9. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    You're right! Maybe there should be pro basketball leagues for guys over 7 feet, guys in between 6'4 and 6'11, and guys below.

    Why not have speed divisions too, for guys who are faster than others?
    Or power divisions?

    You know, make it fair for everyone
     
  10. dim_ Steel Belt

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    Im with TS. Sick of them making these short armed Flyweights fight against Middleweights
     
  11. dim_ Steel Belt

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    The short-arses need to quit making excuses
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  12. Bacco Silver Belt

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    Weight class are the best way possible

    If at equal phisical shape and weight you're getting dwarfed in height good chances are that you're way stockier/stronger than your opponent

    Sometimes this get used sometimes not
     
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  14. Kalmah Snap Jitsu Belt

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    Life isn't fair.
     
  15. KlNG Thank you for more post per page.....

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    Wolverine claws the length of the difference
     
  17. Hulk Brogan Brown Belt

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    is it unfair that some fighters have a skill advantage?
     
  18. punky brewster Red Belt

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    Yeah, I also think he's struggling with the laughable concept of life being fair.
     
  19. OliverAtom Granite Belt

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    Does George Roop have a size advantage on Hunt or DC because he's taller?
     
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    All I got from that was

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