Why do heavyweights cut weight (why is 265 max)
I'm new to mma and just wondering why 265 pounds is the max weight for heavyweight.
I know there isn't a superheavy weight division but whats the point in setting a max weight, would guys over 265 be to big and powerfull and destroy normal heavy weights 200-265 pounds? Like i can see why they would separate middle weights from heavyweights but wouldn't a guy over 265 have a disadvantage against fit normal heavyweights? Or do you you think they set that weight to save the others from getting beat from overly large men.
To break it down, My question is simple. If there was no weight limit for heavyweights would guys come in heavier than 265 because it would be an advantage for them being so big or would they cut like normal because there better fighters under 265. Meaning 200-265 would waste a 300 pound man in a real life fight.