Whittaker talks weight cut

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  1. george14

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    This is about a year old, earlier in the video he discusses how at WW he would get rocked all the time because of being dehydrated. I think it's around 10 minutes before where I timestamped it.

    I timestamped where Whittaker says he got up to 233 lbs. while he was fighting at WW. That was amazing to me. He says he is around 215 now and cuts 15-20 lbs when he needs to make 185. Did anyone know Whittaker got that big? Maybe I am out of the loop, but that was shocking to me.
     
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    He did look big standing infront of Gastelum.

    It was a bit hypocritical to say Yoel felt like a LHW on his part then. Yoel was with Ariel two or three days before ufc225 and said he is 195lbs, and confirming what he previously told that he is not looking to go up to LHW as his walk around weight is 205.
     
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    Interesting.

    I know for sure he rehydrated to 210 against Whittaker the 2nd time. But Romero is a guy who has basically no fat. So his 210 is closer to being 240. You know....with the "Cuban genes" and all.
     
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    Damn, he's gonna be like 250+lbs 5 years after retirement I bet.
     
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    The Aussi Prince Naseem haha
     
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    Not surprised, he looks way more drained than Gastelum in the weigh-in.
     
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    Whittaker has Polynesian heritage and genetics. Doesn't shock me at all, those polynesians have heavy bones, thick frames, coconut heads and are naturally muscular underneath their fat.

    Doesn't shock me one bit that Whittaker can blow up past 230 between camps.
     
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    Oh god lol Yoel is obviously lying about his weight.

    Tyron Woodley walks around at 205 and is the most similarly built to Yoel, except smaller. Looking at Yoel at weigh-ins (he's missed weight twice now) he is cutting a ton of water. He won't lose much fat during a training camp because there's barely any to come off, all his weight that's coming off his all water, muscle is mostly water. I would peg Yoel a good 10-15lbs heavier than Woodley, maybe more.
     
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    Is having heavy bones a scientific term or did you make that up during the post?
     
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    are you stupid?
     
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    He's a big boy. He won a wrestling tournament at like 215lbs a few years back. His cut to WW was always stupid. The guy is 6 feet tall and built like a brick shit house.
     
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    Woodley walks around at that, but when he has to compete it is much lower. Also he might be himself lying like Ferguson does saying he hits over 200lbs walk around weight. Yoel botched two cuts, but it wasn't because he was fat, it was combination of miscalculation the first time and bad luck with the commission the second time, and that wasn't like Dern or Till levels of 7lbs overweight too, it was 0,2lbs. Him cutting from 195 is quite reasonable seeing that for a WW to cut from 195 is considered crazy and in no way Tyron cuts from it few days out before the fight.
     
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    I'm sorry but there is no conceivable way that Yoel is only 195 pounds. That means he'd only have to shed 10lbs of water to make MW. 10lbs of water is a fucking piece of cake for a lifelong wrestler who's built like him. He's shedding a lot more water than that.
     
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    False narrative imo, he was 195lbs 3 days before fight night, so he still had to cut 10lbs...and he still missed weight, he doesnt walk around at 205, that sounds more like deep into fight camp weight, lean 205lbs, similar to what Conor fans repeat of him claiming he weigh un at 167 while bulking up, yet looking like a dead man making 145, fighters only have one weight we can trust, weigh-in's, anything else should be taken with a grain of salt.
     
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    He was pretty young when he was cutting to 170 and he looked pretty drawn out. I remember thinking Clint Hester was gonna run through him cuz he had fought at 205 before and Whittaker was making his 185 debut but yeah turns out hes the best 185 pound fighter in the world
     
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    Doesnt really surprise me. He's half Maouri. They can get big very easily.
    Here I am, 6'4 170/175 and would KILL to get to 180, let alone 200.
    It's all genetics.
     
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    Right before he fought Romero the first time he was competing in the Commonwealth games representing Australia in wrestling at 209 lbs (kg ?).

    He said he was 217 and had some pounds to lose to make weight.

    Edit -
    97 KG division which is roughly 213 pounds
    https://www.insidethegames.biz/arti...in-wrestling-for-australia-at-gold-coast-2018

    Not the article I read that he said he had to lose some pounds but an article proving he was suppose to compete at 97 KG.
     
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    Might be that Yoel is just freakishly strong and a phenomenal wrestler, rather than meaning that he was significantly bigger.

    (I haven't watched the whole video, so it might have been clear he meant that Yoel was actually bigger, IDK)
     

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