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Jim Miller says Nate feels like 185lbs and doesn't belong at LW, was the bigger man

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  1. lecter not even webscale

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    "Nate is also bigger than he looks. He's just one of those guys who, he's not super built, he's not super muscular, but he's strong. He's a very solid individual.
    I remember clinching up with him and he was clearly the bigger man. There are only a handful of guys who I've fought where it just felt like fighting a 170-pounder or a 185-pounder. He was one of those guys. It felt like I was fighting a guy who didn't belong in my weight class."

    source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/8/12/12424062/heart-of-the-209-ufc-202-nate-diaz

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    For such a skinny-fat guy Nate seems to win a lot of fights because he's the heavier man.
    Is he ducking WW or being smart as long as he can make LW?
     
  2. AceCooch Ace Land

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    He lost to Rory, and comfortably made weight at 155 for years, so I don't know if you call that "ducking" but sure...

    Nate is sorta like Jones, he isn't truly that "big" but his reach and height are very difficult for shorter opponents to handle.. the same way McGregor is a monster at FW
     
  3. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Ugh. Come on, Jim. You're better than that.
     
  4. Negative Zero Purple Belt

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    High praise coming from a guy like Jim Miller who is pretty damn strong himself.
     
  5. sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    If he makes weight, he's not ducking shit.

    P.S. I do feel Conor has a chance, but when I read it earlier today I couldn't help it but think "oh boy, Conor is so fucked".
     
  6. Codpiece Not afraid to care

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    If Nate is ducking WW then every single fighter who cuts weight is ducking.



    Weidman and Rockhold are 'natural' HWs, in that if they cut no weight they weigh over 205lbs. But weight cutting is not illegal, so Weidman and Rockhold are MWs, Jones and Cormier are LHWs, Conor is a FW and Nate is a LW. If you can make the weight safely at the weigh in, that's your division.

    EDIT: removed accidental sexual intercourse reference
     
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  7. lecter not even webscale

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    agree. those are good analogies.
    Maybe. Not better than Nate though.
     
  8. Cptn1NSAN0 shows no mercy

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    So Conor moved up three weight classes then.
     
  9. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Banned

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    Nate never looks like a corpse when making weight. If he can make it, then he belongs at that weight class.
     
  10. lecter not even webscale

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    at the minimum!
     
  11. ElCasca Brown Belt

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    He was absolutely ragdolled by Rory
    He's no WW either
     
  12. Coexist Kuiper Belt

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    Stronger =/= bigger
     
  13. YoungRonniecoleman Banned Banned

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    So the taller man had an advantage in the clinch huh Jim? What a fucking surprise..
     
  14. lyndon955 Purple Belt

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    i wonder legitimately if Miller feels the same way about Cerrone
     
  15. BALLERSTATUSMCG Banned Banned

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    his brother fights at WW; aka ducking
     
  16. Codpiece Not afraid to care

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    I dunno - Jones has skinny limbs and a big torso. Nate has a different body type. Nate has to cut a lot to fight at LW, he's very big for that division. But he's clearly much smaller than the WW's he has lost to, he seems like the kind of bloke who'd benefit from a 160lbs division - not that I think we need a division like that, just that Nate would seem to fit neatly between LW and WW.
     
  17. Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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  18. Codpiece Not afraid to care

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    ninja edit!


    Seriously, I need to proofread my work, my typistry is appalling!
     
  19. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    he's clearly ducking fighters his own size



    amirite?
     
  20. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    He's one of the larger LWs.
     

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