[quote]westdale warrior wrote:
Well said, you should never be over ten pounds for fight anything after that you’ll feel like crap, for every 1lb you loose in sweat you’ll loose a % in performance and. Weight cutting is not an answer for being lazy in your diet. Is it really worth your health and his hospital expenses.[/quote]
i dont really think that 1 lb to 1% is true at all, many fighters cut weight including the vast majority of pros. cutting within reason is not detrimental to performance. if you are lean and in shape cutting can give you a big edge over opponents, on that same note although in this case he is out of shape cutting isnt always used to make up for shitty diet. gsp isnt cutting 20 lbs so he can binge on mcdonalds. i myself during powerlifting when i was 18 cut from 178-161 at 8% fat. it was a big overshoot by 4 lbs but caused me to gain even more wilks points and leave with best lifter. on that occasion and several others i have noticed no ill effects from cutting provided i managed my re hydraton and nutrient intake well immediately after weigh in
in conclusion of my rebuttal grey maynard fights at -40% skill and gsp at ~20% skill thiago alves at god knows - skill while roy nelson fights at max power[/quote]
If cutting is done intelligently it can be ok. I have cut for fights and in the beginning I did it all wrong and it left me weak, and my body did not look fight ready, still managed to have good fights but from that I started to learn about diet more. I have never really had to diet in my life. Recently I did a bulking cycle to get my weight up to 195 I went to about 197 and gained some fat. Now I am working on my diet and training to bring the fat % down so I weigh a real 180 lbs and then before my fight I can cut 10lbs of water weight and rehydrate after weigh ins.
I think the problem is when guys are just flat ass overweight and try to crash diet down to some fighting weight. It is better if you can stay close to your fighting weight most of the time. Eating Mcdonalds does not bring anyone closer to that goal. I have also noticed that if I diet to insanely trying to lose weight I will get cravings, which is strange because eating for me can be a nuisance. I don’t care about food most of the time I just eat because I have to. Getting a long term goal and controlling what and how much you eat and staying on the workout makes me feel better and I can bring my calories down incrementally.
Maybe your friend can see if the other guy will fight at a catchweight and just avoid all that for a while.