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Name a fighter who should switch weight classes.

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  1. Istryker Brown Belt

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    Someone who you think would do a lot better either up or down their current division.


    I have a couple names.


    Tony Ferguson, he should consider jumping up to welterweight he would be a dangerous fight for guys like Colby Nate and even Leon. Ik he’s up there in age and past his prime but I think he has just one more title run in him if he’s physically okay.

    also Calvin Kattar he should consider jumping up to LW and seeing if he can make a mini run there.
     
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    I don't think he would necessarily do better but Figgy needs to move up for his damn health.

    Actually, he can't do worse than his last fight.
     
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    Not Izzy, I'll tell ya that.
     
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    Why for his health?
     
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    Stipe. He would be smarter to slim down even more and try his luck at 205 then trying to bulk up imo.
     
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    IMO all fighters should change to their natural (in shape) weight.
    Stop this asinine weight cut that nowadays serves nothing but added risks to fighters (since everyone is cutting weight).
     
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    thats absurd. His chin would be done for.


    He needs to bulk
     
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    Gastelum matches up much better against the guys at welterweight IMO.
     
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    I think khabib and islam never moved up because they know they would get beat at WW by the elite. They cant just overpower a smaller guy at LW, they really kill themselves 155- definitely weight bullies.

    Figuereido up to 135

    Holloway to 155

    Maybe paulo costa to 205

    Gastelum to 170

    Holland to 170

    Gillespie to 145
     
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    Agree with Kattar and Ferguson.

    Sean O'Malley should consider featherweight.
    Kevin Lee has considered a move to WW.
    I liked Weidman and Rockhold's move to LHW.
    I did not like Jose Aldo's move to BW. :(
    ETA: Gastelum to 170. He needs a stricter diet but tbh it physically should not be that tough.
     
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    Gastelum. I think he would best Usman
     
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    Is it physically possible for kelvin to move down? I mean fuck
     
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    I wish fighters would do more long term planning, staying at a low weight most of the year. It's tough to maintain with a diet but if you wanna fight a huge portion of your bodyweight lower than your walkaround I think you should have to. Hate seeing these dudes killing themselves to make weight.
     
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    A-bout the 90% of the fighters,
    must move one division above !
    They cut too much weight !
    For their own good !
     
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    it would be cool and funny if him and jones switched divisions
     
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    Gunnar Nelson is an obvious choice
     
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    Dude is a string bean at 230. He would be emaciated at 205.

    Also, he’s too worn, at this point, to think moving weight classes would be successful, IMO.
     
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    I was about to say Gunny, even though he seems semi-retired. He's an obvious LW.
    Shane Burgos has to be too big for FW too.
    Since the Poirier fight I was not sure Holloway had his chance at LW, but we can say now that Poirier is a true beast, so no shame on Max for the loss. It should be a completely different story against Oliveira, even against Chandler I'd favor Max.
     
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