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alright good. thanks guys. i wana be a heavy weight. so ill proy be around 240?

Post #16   9/9/07 10:48:07PM   

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how tall and how much do you weight now? it sound a lil like you are thinkin you will be tall and be a HW?

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the taller you are the more advantage you have. i am 6'2'' and i struggle fighting a 6'8'' guy. just way too much reach difference there. Its not just intimidating its also the fact that I have to walk through a lot of dangerous area where I cant do damage to him, but he can damage me.

So you being tall is an advantage in MMA. It may suck for karate tournaments where people fight by meaningless points, but it will give you an edge on most guys in MMA if you get really good stand up.

Post #18   9/10/07 3:01:05AM   

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This is a stupid thread. Kongo is 6'4" (and looks taller) , Big Tim held the title for a while and he's 6'8".

Post #19   9/10/07 10:35:58AM   

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im 6'2 just turned 16 a week or two ago. im 164 in the single digit BF%. im probably gunna be around 170-180 single diggit BF% by the tim im 17

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there's plenty of 6'2" middleweights out there, man. You'll prolly hit up around 190 walking weight when you get out of school

Post #21   9/10/07 6:11:45PM   

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im kind of big tho so im guessing aroudn 200 hoefuly still with BF in single digits. althought my goal right now is to get to 170

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what makes you think/want to get to 240 then?

Post #23   9/11/07 8:46:41AM   

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im 6'2" at 19 and i train with a guy whose 6'10" and hes hard as hell to box so yeah being bigger is better but in terms of grappling i wipe the floor with him

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i want to get to 240 because i like being a big guy.

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You sound like a skinny kid so I'd assume 240 is out of your range without massive amounts of working out/dieting (as in eating more muscle building foods) I'd say the lighter, the better.

More flexible, quicker, healthier, etc. If you reach 6'2" and you weigh 240 lbs. you're going to be fighting guys who will have a height advantage on you in some cases. If you stay down around middleweight you'll retain your height advantage in most cases.

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alright thanks. i wont bulk just eat as much as i need to so that ill grow as heavy as im supposed to be no more no less.

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Posted by danny81

im kind of big tho so im guessing aroudn 200 hoefuly still with BF in single digits. althought my goal right now is to get to 170



Honestly you're caring way to much about your BF%. If you wanna bulk up, your BF will almost most likely increase as well, and theres close to nothing you can do about that if you wanna build muscle. Bulk up, lift, then adjust your diet and cardio accordingly.

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Posted by danny81

im gonna prolly be around 6-3 to 6-6. is that to tall to fight MMA? i mea all the greatest fighters are heavy weights and around 6-0 to 6-2.



Being tall has it's advantages and disadvantages. Being 6' 5 myself I do have a reach advantage on most everyone which helps a lot with standup. But being tall and on the ground has it's weaknesses too. It's easier to get me in joint locks simply because I have more limb to grab ahold of. But it's also easier for me to close up a triangle. So it's give and take I guess

Post #29   9/12/07 12:10:57AM   

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being tall is not a problem.

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