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  1. Bzerkfury

    Bzerkfury White Belt

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    why do people prefer to goto the lighter weight classes even the bigger built guys try to make lighter classes?
     
  2. Kiwi Tricker

    Kiwi Tricker Green Belt

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    You literally answered your own question.
     
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    So they can fight smaller guys.
     
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    Bullies and cheaters.
     
  5. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    larger fellas do it, and it forces the rest of us smaller folks to do so as well

    I've seen first hand some fighters who refuse to cut and lose badly because of it. I partially blame their coaches for this as well.
     
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    Meh, to each their own.

    All about experimenting and finding a weight class that works for you. Finding the perfect balance of strength and speed.
     
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    Works both ways though, I've seen some really good fighters who are completely depleted from cutting weight that can't do 1 round without gassing because of the cut.
     
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    Yes, not only that, but different weight classes may give you different benefits.

    Fighters like Frankie edgar and Machida, may be at a heavier weight class for most of their career, but they would be faster than everyone else. Because their game is highly movement-based, it is a nice advantage as opposed to if they moved to a lighter weightclass where everyone is just as fast as them.

    also after a certain weight, the extra weight seems to show no added benefit. Look at UFC heavyweight division, the best heavyweights seem to be around 230-240 lbs, not at the max of 265 lbs.
     

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