Would heavy weights be at a serious disadvantage against smaller opponents?

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  1. Unicorn Princes

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    In a traditional war where melee weapons were involved?

    Like I can't see some big slow guy like JDS being able to out sword fight Jose Aldo, I feel like Jose could move in and out and stab him like 5-6 times before JDS could even pull off a swing?

    IDK, just something to think about because I always hear Joe Rogan say 500 years ago "such and such big guy" would have been the baddest dude on the battlefield and i kind of disagree, i think being big would make you really slow, and that you would be exhausted fast, and just a bigger target

    i actually feel like a smaller faster guy would have excelled at ancient warfare?
     
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    I heard some 6'5 Jamaican guy was the slowest man on the planet Hussein Bolo or something like that sucks being big dumb and slow
     
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    Yes. The quicker the opponent and the smaller a blade the harder time a hw would have defending. Also if you are a bigger guy you are a bigger target. If JDS gad a sword he'd be lucky to last a few seconds against Aldo with a dagger. Machida with iron fist would probably cause damage too (if spiked). To have a chance a hw would need to use a range weapon like a spear and a net.
     
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    You think I'm just gonna stand there and let you stab me Jon?
     
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    Must be sad even 2,000 years ago the little guy could't get any respect

    "Many Roman gladiators were a little on the husky side. Fighters trained their bodies to the limit, but their carbohydrate-rich diet of barley porridge often saw them pack on fat around their midsection. This extra flab had a practical purpose, since it helped absorb superficial wounds and protected the gladiator’s vital organs from injury." - History.com
     
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    Roman legions had height requirements. Manlets weren't allowed.
     
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    profound.... stupidity. it took a shit load of strength to wield most melee weapons especially when armour was worn. and reach is also a massive factor when swords are involved, this is why a sword beats a dagger. might is right.
     
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    Hey, he would have won if he didn't get carried away.
     

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