Posted by Jeffanori-Gomi
Hey guys I'm training for my first fight in April and it was supposed to be against someone at 154. He backed out and now I'm without an opponent at that wieght but I have the option of fighting at 165 against someone. My wieght right now is 164-167 and I would be struggling to maintain that wieght for the fight.
Plus the guy Im fighting walks around at 180. Im a little nervous saying yes because I feel like small in that wieght class and would give up alot of reach/size advantages.
Im signed on to fight and if I lose Im going out swinging but Im still really nervous about it.
Has anyone here had to make this kind of choice? and if so how did you handle it?
any other helpful feedback would be great !
I fight open weight and I'm well into the heavy weight division, so I can't be too much help.
I'd say if you're confident in your abilities, then bulk up as much as you can without losing speed and go for it. Otherwise just wait until you get an opponent at your own weight.