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View Poll Results: Fight @ 170 or 185
170 5 9.09%
185 50 90.91%
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by joshua7789 View Post
I think his first priority should be for he and his camp to stop making excuses for why he lost to a better fighter and work on developing some sort of ground game instead of trying to explain away his loss to Koscheck. That being said, I think he should stay at welterweight as long as he can. When he moves up to middleweight he wont have the huge size and strength advantage that he has over most guys at welterweight. He should stay at welterweight while he develops his game and wait to move up until he becomes a little more well rounded. He would get eaten alive by guys like Franklin, Nate, Sonnen, Silva, Okami, Belcher, BIsping, and Hendo (if he comes back). Those guys are all good sized and well rounded.
Interestingly enough most of those fighters all have fought at 205...hehe. These days it's ultra competitive. Guess AJ needs all the advantage he can get.

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Toxic View Post
He needs to move up hell if he is a WW then Cungle should be fighting at featherweight or Bantamweight cause he looked tiny next to Rumble.
Agree that fight I was adjusting my tv looked like Fi-Fy-Fo-Fum...felt sorry for Jack (cungle)

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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by caveman View Post
He is to big for 170. What's his walking around weight about 200.
actually, it's around 220lbs.. really.
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 05:05 AM
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I like him at 170, but I think 185 is probably better. Sherdog Fight Finder lists him at 6'2, so he's not short for 185, and he will still be powerful. Also, 185 has less "technical" wrestlers than at 170, so I think he can compensate with strength and speed.

The thing we don't know much about is his submission defense, though, except for the fact that he got submitted by Koscheck.

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