Originally Posted by Charles Lee Ray
"Lighter weight classes have a much lower KO ratio than higher weight classes because of this."
Thats because you lose knockout power as the fighters get smaller and increase knockout power as the fighters get bigger. Hence why Silva would fail at HW. He would lose his KO power and be much more sccuptable to KOs being that he has never been hit by a 250 pound striker.
You people just don't get it, do you?
You don't LOSE KO power by going to a heavier division, you increase it. Silva is already an incredible KO artist, by going HW he will get even more KO power, not less.
So if a MW is capable of trouncing MWs, he will be even more powerful and fearsome at HW.
Now, for the size. Who are the top 3 HW by most rankings?
Fedor: 6'1'', 231 lbs
Big Nog: 6'3'', 241 lbs
Randy Couture: 6'1'', 225 lbs
Those aren't BIG Heavyweights by any means.
Anderson Silva at Heavyweight would probably fight at something like 6'2'' and 230 lbs. And he's not less skilled than those guys.
So any HW not named Fedor or Nogueira, that have demonstrated that can't be knocked out, will have a really hard time vs the best MMA striker.
Oh, and the worst argument you can make for it is "there are weight classes for a reason". A reason is not an argument.
Finally, to the guy who talked about Mayweather, well, the guy is small, 5'8'', 155 lbs, and despite his record he's not a KO specialist. It would be like talking about BJ Penn going to HW, not Anderson Silva.