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9/27/10 12:46 PM
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Check out this interview at mmamania.com with Manny G. I guess Thiago is around 185 lbs come fight night. That's huge...almost like a Gleison Tibau. Doesn't seem to effect his cardio.

LT:

Alright, again, that fight's gonna be September 30, live on Versus at the FirstBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Manny, a lot of folks here - we run BloodyElbow.com - they had a ton of questions about the decision to drop to featherweight. Overall, what was it? What compelled you to say, "I can be more competitive at featherweight than I can at lightweight?"

MG:

My last fight in the UFC against Thiago Tavares, I felt disadvantaged. You know, he overpowered me with like 20 to 25 pounds. I walked in the ring at around 160, 161. I even asked him after the fight how much he weighed and he said about 185. I felt like it was a disadvantage and I had to make a move. Thanks to Joe Silva, he offered me to fight in the WEC, he thought I could do much better here. And here I am fighting in the biggest fight of my career.
9/27/10 12:52 PM
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Weight Cutting 101. Sucks, but those are the breaks when it comes to being naturally the lightest in your division.
9/27/10 12:54 PM
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he looked quite a bit smaller than audinwood (forgot his name, sorry if he posts here)
9/27/10 1:04 PM
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 This is total bullshit.  Manny is just trying to convince himself that the only reason he was losing at 155 was because he was so much smaller than everyone else.

There is no way that Tavares weighs 185 in the cage, he was no bigger than Tyson Griffin when they fought and was tiny compared to Audinwood, who msut weigh in at 205 on fight night if Tavares is 185.
9/27/10 1:04 PM
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 damn that's big.
9/27/10 1:09 PM
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How tall is Thiago? I could understand it if hes 5-9 but if he's 5-6 no way...
9/27/10 1:28 PM
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9/27/10 1:31 PM
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+30 lbs in 24 hrs? no way.
9/27/10 1:33 PM
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 ALL ABOARD THE EXCUSE TRAIN!
9/27/10 1:37 PM
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Taveres IMO was no more than 165 at most.Honestly say he was about 160
9/27/10 1:37 PM
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I'd say Tavares is 175 tops
9/27/10 1:39 PM
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Winston Wolf - Taveres IMO was no more than 165 at most.Honestly say he was about 160


Honestly, you are aware that you have no idea.
9/27/10 1:40 PM
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Peckerwood - How tall is Thiago? I could understand it if hes 5-9 but if he's 5-6 no way...

 5'7, imo he is no more than 165 on fight night.
9/27/10 1:43 PM
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9/27/10 1:44 PM
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LoganClark - 
Winston Wolf - Taveres IMO was no more than 165 at most.Honestly say he was about 160


Honestly, you are aware that you have no idea.

im similiar size as him and weigh 160.Ive been 185 at the same hight and was a fat fuck.Hes fucking ripped.Im as aware as Manny or yourself is and if there was a scale id be willing to bet hes was no more than 165 and would give double if over 170 But no I didnt weigh him in
9/27/10 1:47 PM
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hes 5'7 no fat, for him to be 185 hed have to have a 20 pound weight in his pocket and have 4 pounds worth of clothes on
9/27/10 1:50 PM
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Hey Jorx,yes way! And Tom- No excuse? You ever fought or trained with sum1 with same skill level that has 25-30 lbs on u. Makes for a long nite. And North, he walks around at 190 give or take 5. He is at the top of the list of weight cutters in the UFC.
9/27/10 1:51 PM
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Day before and day of weigh ins. If on the day of the fight you have gained more than 5 lbs from your first weigh in you lose 10% of your purse to your opponent.
9/27/10 1:52 PM
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 steves6969: that is total bullshit.

He was tiny comapred to Audinwood the other night and has never looked any bigger than anyone he has fought in the UFC.
9/27/10 1:54 PM
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LoganClark - 
Winston Wolf - Taveres IMO was no more than 165 at most.Honestly say he was about 160


Honestly, you are aware that you have no idea.


Lol...Bahahahah!!!
9/27/10 1:54 PM
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Steamfitter - Day before and day of weigh ins. If on the day of the fight you have gained more than 5 lbs from your first weigh in you lose 10% of your purse to your opponent.


And 10% for every full 5 lbs. It is getting ridiculous. It's gonna take a death and a jury for the rule makers to get their head out of their ass unfortunately.
9/27/10 1:54 PM
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if he was 190 at that hieght hed be fat which means he doesnt train
9/27/10 1:55 PM
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Research it Eck!
9/27/10 1:55 PM
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the rules are the same for everyone.
9/27/10 1:57 PM
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sorry winston, its tru.

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