So I was just told by someone who allegedly trains in MMA that "BMI means nothing" for fighters because Big Country. I didn't realize that people labored under the delusion that because a couple of heavyweights can go Big Country/Butterbean, they don't need to work on their own body composition.
If you are avoiding dieting because you're one of them, I hope you enjoy losing.
Yes, some Heavyweights in open or near open weight classes can gey hyooooge and win. Most of them still gas at inopportune times. Also, I can guarantee you're not one of them, or I'd have heard of you. Most of you, if you're serious about combat sports, need to cut every ounce you can that's not being used to hurt someone. The advantage you surrender by fighting bigger, taller fighters who will likely have better gas tanks is gargantuan. Simply cutting water before a fight, but taking an extra weight class worth of fat into the ring, is stupid. Don't be dumb.