why do people act like Chris Weidman would be a undersized light heavyweight

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  1. savemgs

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    why do people act like Chris Weidman would be a undersized light heavyweight? when I thought I started watching mma in the nineties Weidman would have been able to compete as a heavyweight with almost no problem at all in the size department. I was listening to want to Joe Rogan's podcast and he said him and Jon Jones should fight at a catchwright.
    no I'm not going to going to how I think this fight would go down. but come on you cant say that
    Weidman would be a small 205 pounder when he makes Tito Ortiz looks small... by the way for you
    long time fans you guys would
    know that tito was a gigantic
    205er. for the love of God people calling him a cheater for not
    fighting at heavyweight. anyways I would appreciate your thoughts
    and opinions on this.
     
  2. Bobs Crook

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    Because most of the posters here are tiny and live vicariously through bantamweight fighters. Just look at Lucipher Alfa, how many tens of thousands of his posts are defending small men?

    Just look at all the bantamweight white knights. Wishing they were 6 footers instead of malnourished srilanken male sized.
     
  3. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    The Chris fighting at 205 would be fun, Weidman vs Rumble for the win.
     
  4. Dionysian

    Dionysian Silver Belt

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    Stopped reading at the part where you said Weidman makes Tito look small

    On no planet with any lighting from any angle will Weidman be anything besides smaller than Tito. Then to say Weidman even "makes him look small" just warrants no response.

    By the way, in case anyone is interested Chris said he walks at 210 pre-camp these days. Would plan to bulk up to 225 walking if he ever moved to LHW, per MMA hour.
     
  5. The Unbrain

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    Having stood next to both of them, The Chris is about the same size as Shogun, a fighter people have been saying should be a middleweight for years.
     
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    I didn't know people were making this claim in the first place.

    Oh well, yeah he could easily fight in 205 within a year. He wouldn't be small at all.
     
  7. blort

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    He could probably fight there but he probably wouldn't be as good, and there are bigger fighters, legit HW like DC, waiting for him.
     
  8. Fight Professor

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    If he gains 15-20 lbs of muscle, Weidman will be about the same size as Bader who is not a small LHW.
     
  9. lifelessheap

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    Because The Chris fights and makes weight at 185 without any problem? Just sayin'
     
  10. Sgt Smith

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    He has the height already and the frame to fill out with addional size. Once he does that he be a formidable LHW based on physique. With some nice wins a lower weight class to carry along with him.
     
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    What are u even talking about? 6 foot isn't even that tall.

    You're just mad cause your girl weighs more than a featherweight
     
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    I would argue that it is a greater leap to think that anyone can jump up a weight class and automatically assume they will enjoy the same success. There is good reason fighters don't change weight classes often, it is a drastic change in their whole lifestyle and can frequently have unforeseen consequences.
     
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    I was guessing a minimum of MW.
     
  14. ShreddinMMA

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    I think most people realize he'd be fine at LHW. He's got a long frame and he's 6'2. Never heard anyone say he'd be undersized.
     
  15. scorpipede

    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    I don't understand most of what you wrote. Autocorrect issues or something so I'll just say he would be an undersized LHW. I don't care what things look like to you. Your observations are poor.
     
  16. JKS

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    He would be a smaller LHW, these guys like Gus, Glover, and a few other are big boys.

    BTW, Tito is bigger then Chris no question.
     
  17. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Disarming Posting

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    Pretty much, Weidman seems about the same size as a lot of guys who fought at LHW in the past/present but could likely make MW. The division has clearly changed in the last few years though with fewer of these fighters and more potential HW's like Jones, Gus, Bader, Davis, Cormier, Glover and Rumble(might have cut to WW in the past but looked nothing like he does today).

    Indeed I think the change in size at LHW is so significant that really when your talking about a lot of older names you should really talk about them relative to todays MW's.
     
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    cuz Vitor rocked him and nearly KO'd him with 1 punch.

    Imagine what a light heavyweight punch would do to him.
     
  20. manu1433

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    Weight wise, weidman would definitely be smaller than shogun

    Shogun says he walks around at about 230

    I would guess weidman walks around at about 210 to 215....that's pretty substantial when those guys aren't carrying a lot of fat
     

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