Who else is recent history jumped a weight class? Who should?

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  1. ackileez

    ackileez ANALINGUSing a PAWG

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    BJ Penn LW to WW
    Chael MW to LHW (Championship)
    Anderson MW to LHW

    GSP Should have IMO
    Jones probably will...

    Is Conor the first one to Jump 2?
    Conor vs RDA FW to LW.
    Conor vs Diaz LW to WW

    anyone else?
     
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    Elmonstro1 Bones Nose

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    Rumble ww too hw down too lhw
     
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    Dan Hooker who fights at FW in the UFC has fought at HW.
     
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    Ez Eric Amateur Fighter

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    Also Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Sakuraba, Randleman, Couture... lots of guys have done it
     
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    Kenny Florian fought from Mw to FW
     
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    hasar Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Chael was former LHW.
     
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    billharford 181 Likes

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    George Roop went from internment camp weight to machinist weight
     
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    SlicerDM Peace is a lie, there is only passion Double Yellow Card

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    Plenty of fighters have jumped weight classes.

    Wanderlei Silva fought Hunt with a 60 pound weight disadvantage.
     
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    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Vitor has fight all over the place. MW, LHW, HW.

    Andersen also completed at WW and fought Carlos Newton.
     
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    rev0lver Blue Belt

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    Wait what? This sounded too crazy to me so I went through his record wtf are you talking about
     
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    BJ fought Machida at LHW
     
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    Dan Henderson from middleweight to fight Fedor.
     
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    Florian fought from MW to FW, if I remember correctly.

    More recently though:

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    godofghosts Blue Belt

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    What constitutes recent history?
    MMA as a sport in itself is all recent history.

    And this man below...fought at WW to HW while being undersized....



















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    Rumble went from 170 to 205, that's probably a record in the UFC. Penn fought Machida when Lyoto weighted like 230 lbs, I can't remember the promotion and he fought Renzo at middleweight too.

    I really hope that Gus decides to go to heavyweight. He would be in the top ten pretty fast IMO.
     
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    Diego and Kenny florian I guess both were at middleweight, then welterweight, then lightweight. For Kenny he even went to FW. Florian might actually have the record with 4.
     
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    Nick Diaz fought 160 in eliteXC up to middleweight
     
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    Penn (191) fought in an open weight bout against Machida (225). For all intents and purposes this was a HW match. While not all I. The UFC BJ has fought in basically 5 different classes.
     
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