Donut62 wrote: I think people need to meet some fighters in real life. I saw GSP once at an event, granted not face to face with him, and though I’m 5’-11" 220 at the time, I’ll be goddamned if that “little” 170 pound fighter didn’t look every bit as big as me.
Right. And yet he would get killed at light heavyweight, and would not be nearly as dominant at middle weight.
Which just goes to confirm my point: Fight at as low of a weight as possible.[/quote]
I take it you’re assuming that the fighter is getting a 24hr weigh-in, right?
Some guys can’t function very well, let alone fight, if they don’t have that time to get the water back. In that case (same day weigh in) it becomes more of a comfort thing. Reaching for that lower weight class can really fuck up your game.