Originally Posted by KillerShark1985
not really he could lose 15lb of the muscle on his back and still be stronger than everyone at WW, he is very short in hight for a MW and about the same size as most WW's just has more muscle.
As for Munzo I hope they make that fight so everyone can see just what as easy walk though victory it would be, and as for Bisping umm no thanks lol I would personally not wish that beast set lose on Bisping, Give Bisping Okami, Victor, Nate or even Sonnen, but lets leave Palhares out of this shall we
LOL Kneebar or heel hook...what would you preffer?!
Fact! Palhares is scary! Him vs Maia would be EPIC, but i don't think it will happen, unless it's for the title or a number 1 contender's fight.
As for him dropping down. I honeslty don't know. It's a subject that has been discussed on MMAF and other forums about a lot of fighters: Evans dropping to MW, Cro Cop dropping to LHW, Maia to WW...
As far as i'm concerned, if one fighter drops down a weight class and makes that division much more interesting -
But not if the weight cut affect his performance in any way. (Like Irvin dropping to MW - i don't wanna see something like that ever again!
You are right, Palhares has a lot of muscles on his frame, especially the uper area - his back, his arms, his shoulders - and those muscles offer him strength/power, wich he needs for his submissions. Losing a lot of muscles results in losing strength. I know the feeling.
He can't afford it, imo.
I believe he belongs at MW and could make a run for the belt later this year or beggining of next year. Depending how things work out in the division and what the UFC's plans for him are.