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Stefan Struve plans to bulk up to 290 pounds before rematching Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos

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UFC heavyweight skyscraper, Stefan Struve has been speaking about his goal of bulking up over the next couple of years to a massive 290 pounds before rematching the two men to defeat him inside the octagon, Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos.

Speaking via Fighters Only Magazine, Struve said:

“Well, I only turned 21 a few days before the fight. I was at 235 I believe and if you see these guys running round, well.. Dos Santos is a beast. I need more muscle and more power, but that will come in the next couple of years. I would like to have a rematch with Roy and Dos Santos at some point in my career to see if I did improve. I am pretty sure I did. I want to go up to 290 to see what trouble I give them. Right now I weigh 255 so its going good.”

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255 is a big improvement for him! Glad to see he's bulking up, it can really only help him at this point.

"Its not like I want a title shot as soon as possible – I am 22." Glad he's not having delusions of grandeur.

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Man, if he bulked up to 290 I think his legs would snap in half. For some reason I just picture Struve beefed up on top with little stick legs. Ha!

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Posted by kopower

Man, if he bulked up to 290 I think his legs would snap in half. For some reason I just picture Struve beefed up on top with little stick legs. Ha!


Haha with legs as stilts!

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Well, bulking up didn't help Frank Mir against Brock....hopefully it helps Stefan.

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Well, bulking up didn't help Frank Mir against Brock....hopefully it helps Stefan.


Haha... I do think it will help big time because of how thin he is. His frame needs weight on it.

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I think ten pounds of muscle added to his skinny ass would be a
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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Well, bulking up didn't help Frank Mir against Carwin....hopefully it helps Stefan.



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Posted by prozacnation1978

I think ten pounds of muscle added to his skinny ass would be a
Improvement



If he was 5'8 - 6'2

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Well, bulking up didn't help Frank Mir against Brock....hopefully it helps Stefan.


I believe it will, Mir's been fighting way longer and is way older and set in his ways, he was trying to put on the weight and then fight a different way, which obviously didn't work out. However, with Struve's youth, lanky frame, and learning potential I don't see how steadily putting on good weight would hinder him in any way. I just hope he doesn't get slower, he isn't the quickest HW in the world as it is, it takes a long time for those arms to finally reach his opponent and unnecissary bulk could make that even worse.

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this fiddlesticks scarecrow needs all the weight he can get...if he can get to the 290 area, he'd be a lot better off

Post #11   11/17/10 11:40:45AM