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Old 10-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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We'll see whether the weight reduction diminishes his KO power, as part of is is the mass behind the strike.
I don't think subcutaneous fat adds a lot to striking power, but who knows. I am interested to see how he performs with less fat, he could probably make 185 without losing muscle.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What if his fat loss makes him quicker and he becomes an iron chinned KO machine?!!!
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I don't think subcutaneous fat adds a lot to striking power, but who knows.
It does as long as it isn't as much to the point that it slows you down significantly. You can try it out by punching a heavy bag with and without a 3 lbs dumbbell in your hand. 3 lbs won't slow you down, but your punch will be much more powerfull.

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I am interested to see how he performs with less fat, he could probably make 185 without losing muscle.
Not so sure about 185, but 205 certainly.

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What if his fat loss makes him quicker and he becomes an iron chinned KO machine?!!!
It'll definetly be interesting to see how he does with a new body shape.
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He's won me over. Wonder if he's looking to head south. Looks like he's taking the fight against Cormier seriously.
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He's won me over. Wonder if he's looking to head south. Looks like he's taking the fight against Cormier seriously.
You mean, beating Cormier and then challenging Jon Jones¿
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thethread title shouldbe 'SLIGHTLY LESS FAT ROY'

An in shape roy with a healthy BMI would definitely be a MW.
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An in shape, motivated Roy Nelson is a baaaaaaad man.

Once he runs through DC, I'd match him up with Penn. Perhaps a catch weight?
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I'm curious how his jitz game has been affected now that he doesn't have his belly as a smothering tool.
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