Originally Posted by erectus
This is the UFC forum... But since Melvin Manhoef if brought up I would say Sokoudjou, Alexander Houston. Some wrestlers have enormous muscles and still have great cardio, Matt Hughes for instance.
I wouldn't say Hughes has enormous muscles. He is extremely strong, but isn't bulky to point of looking out of porportioned. He has lean athletic muscle rather than the bulky body builder muscles that guys like Lashley and Carwin.
There's only so much bulk you can put on a person's frame before it starts to slow you down and cause cardio issues.
A guy like lesnar is blessed to have a large enough frame where even at 265+ he can maintain relatively lean body. Bobby Lashley on the other hand is a few inches shorter with a much smaller frame. He wrestled at 168lbs in college and now fights at around 250lbs in Strikeforce. Lashley should ideally be walking around at around 200lbs and cutting to MW.