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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Alves' weight gain

From Mike Dolce's twitter account:

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Thiago "Pitbull" Alves weighs in at 170.5 lbs. for his main event bout vs. Martin Kampmann. #UFConFX <mod>

3 hours later... http://yfrog.com/od4xtavj
For anyone who can't click on the pic, it's a scale that says 197.6 lbs.

Alves gained 27 pounds in three hours.

EDIT: fixed my super bad math. My accounting prof would be proud

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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 11:56 AM
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I really think weigh-ins should be closer to the fight. It is insane how much weight some of these guys cut.
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Imagine if all fighters were as manly as Frankie Edgar.

this fight is a LHW vs MW
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Alves is like 5'9, he has no other choice but to cut that much if he wants to compete at a high level in MMA.
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Its all water. Maybe they should weigh in the same day of the fight.

It seems Alves cut a lot of weight. Dont be surprised if he gasses tonight.

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Its all water. Maybe they should weigh in the same day of the fight.

It seems Alves cut a lot of weight. Dont be surprised if he gasses tonight.
It has been a constant complain of his fights. What is so odd is that Alves has leaned up before, you would think he would keep at it so he doesn't have to cut so much weight. In his GSP fight he cut less weight than ever because he was preparing for a 5 round fight.
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It has been a constant complain of his fights. What is so odd is that Alves has leaned up before, you would think he would keep at it so he doesn't have to cut so much weight. In his GSP fight he cut less weight than ever because he was preparing for a 5 round fight.
You would think. He is very muscular and those muscles are heavy which means he has to drain more water out of his body. The problem is a move to MW means you are now one of the smaller fighters, but staying at WW means you have to almost kill yourself to make weight and you compromise your conditioning in the process.

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I completely understand why he doesn't want to move up, he is one of the smaller WW as it stands. He needs to do something though, his body isn't going to allow this forever. As much as he cuts he could start having serious side effects.
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Its all water. Maybe they should weigh in the same day of the fight.

It seems Alves cut a lot of weight. Dont be surprised if he gasses tonight.
Even still, a gallon of water only weighs a little over eight pounds. So he was dehydrated by over three gallons of water? That's a hell of a dehydration.

If they weigh in too close to the fight, they could be fighting dehydrated, which could be pretty dangerous. The fluid that cushions your brain from impacts is almost all water, so any large dehydration is bad when getting hit in the head.

It would be a lot more complicated, but the commissions could use random tests to find out your real weight and body fat percentage, and then use that to determine what weight class they can be in.

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Even still, a gallon of water only weighs a little over eight pounds. So he was dehydrated by over three gallons of water? That's a hell of a dehydration.

If they weigh in too close to the fight, they could be fighting dehydrated, which could be pretty dangerous. The fluid that cushions your brain from impacts is almost all water, so any large dehydration is bad when getting hit in the head.

It would be a lot more complicated, but the commissions could use random tests to find out your real weight and body fat percentage, and then use that to determine what weight class they can be in.
Wrestlers weigh in on the same day they wrestle. What it would do is make the fighters think twice about cutting lots of weight to fight in a weight class that they may be the bigger stronger fighter.

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