Unpopular opinion : Conor cut weight for his WW bouts

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  1. Jean-MMA

    Jean-MMA Orange Belt

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    When he was fighting at FW ,he cage weight 170 ( Max weight 178 )
    At LW he is at 178

    And people here believe, just because he weighted 168lbs at weigh in , he did not weight cut ? [​IMG]

    I firmly believe he was above 180 because he was more chuby at ww than at LW
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    Ragnus K-1 Heavyweight Champion

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    the fact he was chubby is why I believe he didn't weight cut, you're acting like before the first nate fight he wasn't preparing for a lightweight fight are you telling me he was planning on cutting from above 180 to get to 155 in 2 weeks as a former featherweight?
     
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    Yes exactly.
    Do you seriously believe WW Conor weight 10 lbs UNDER Max Holloway who weight 178lbs for FW ? [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, it was a PR stunt to weigh in at 168lbs. And Nate's boxing coach said Nate was never over 180lbs in off season, even for the 2nd fight. At best, there was a 5lbs difference on fight night. They needed a marketing angle, though, and it worked, but it is funny to watch people fall for it.
     
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    If he cut any weight it was literally just not eating or drinking water for a day. Conor had to do a lot of cardio to make it through a fight with Diaz
     
  7. Jean-MMA

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    Yes that's exactly the point of cutting Two extra pounds to make 168.
    Nate Diaz cage weight 180 for his last bout.
     
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  8. Ragnus

    Ragnus K-1 Heavyweight Champion

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    none of those fight night weigh ins are official for all we know they step on wearing shoes and 2 jumpers.
    How can you say in both these pictures the guy is cutting weight.
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    A_bomb47 Wha happan to you Sherdog?

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    Anything is possible.
    Pettis was 177,2 on fight night against Diaz.
    That means he was lighter as a welterweight than Holloway was as a featherweight.
     
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    He cut 10lbs, wich is nothing compared to his FW cut
     
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    First ww Conor was more buffy than pettis who is a really small ww so it makes sense
     
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    Conor aint that big the guy is like 5’8
     
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    Unpopular opinion? Pretty sure it is a fact. Probably a pretty easy cut though.
     
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    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    I would bet on it 100%.

    Gtfo here if you don’t think he cut. Eddie Alvarez says he’s 175-180 in the cage for a lightweight fight. Conor dwarfed him.
     
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    You could see evidence of a harsh weightcut in Conor's performance against that senior citizen.
     
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    Probably cut a bit but not much.

    Either way his cardio sucked big time at WW. Against Khabib he took a beating so there is an excuse for getting tired but especially in the rematch vs Nate the pace wasnt even that high and he was still breathing heavy after 8 minutes of fighting.
     
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    Well the fact that some sherdogger here thinks he did not cut weight and was 168lbs prove it's an unpopular opinion [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, but what I want to know is how much Romero and Costa weighed fight night ?
     
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