Why do fighters have such huge lats - and how do they get them?

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    Matt Riddle's upper body had super-hero proportions last night. Going up from his abdomen area, his lats shot out at 45-degree angles. And this is not uncommon among fighters. What's up with that?

    Lats are pulling muscles, so I don't think they help with striking at all. Is there some use for lats in MMA that makes all these guys develop them to such an extent?

    And I also wonder HOW they get them so big. The only way I know are rows, pullups, etc. A lot of fighters claim not to lift weights at all, though, but there they are with their huge lats.

    And, yeah, before you ask: I'm jealous.
     
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    Like your popeye, Riddle ate his Spinach everyday.
     
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    Grappling uses every pulling muscle in your body.

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    And yet he is a complete idiot.
     
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    if you must know why this man looks so glamourous and sexy to you and how you would gain his physique, even in the absence of lifting weights, go a hit a punching bag, after you learn to punch the right way, and you will be enlightened. Homo.
     
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    Alright, time for a serious question: Coke or Pepsi? I'm a diet Coke man at heart.
     
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    Burger King or McDonalds?
     
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    Quizno's or Subway?
     
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