My question is, what stops alot of you all from getting into the gym, dieting proper and gaining more muscle mass/weight?
Alot of these fighters forgo alot of things they like to do in life, read sean sherks article in Ultimate Grappler or Tapout Magazine, he talks about about his dieting and the things he wish's he could do but gives it up for the sport.
I personally don't care about cutting weight, i don't have to cut much i walk around about 168/165 so cutting 13/10 pounds is really easy for me and i can do it (will be doing it tomorrow afternoon for my fight) in about 2 1/2- 3 hours or so.
The best way i can put it guys, is sometimes its not how other people play the game, but what you do to level the playing fields that changes the way you fight. IE- If you feel that strength and weight affects fighting more then some of your skills, then go train weights. No one enforce's a fighters decision on what to train, guys like Sherk/Franklin/Hughes and others train there weight class and strength conditioning harder then others.
I've always liked the saying "To beat the best, you have to train harder then the best", hell i can't do that thats why i am not going pro.....yet atleast