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9/10/13 6:49 PM
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According to mmajunkie he has said his reach is 81.2 not 76.5

Just thought i would share :) Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 6:55 PM
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Interdasting. Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 6:59 PM
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9/10/13 7:03 PM
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how did the UFC repeatedly misrepresent his reach by almost 5 inches?

9/10/13 7:10 PM
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how did the UFC repeatedly misrepresent his reach by almost 5 inches?


I don't know, but it was funny watching people insist that he had "T-Rex arms" based on that stat for the past couple of years when he clearly has long arms that are in proportion to the rest of his body.

9/10/13 7:13 PM
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Hmmm

9/10/13 7:13 PM
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how did the UFC repeatedly misrepresent his reach by almost 5 inches?

To be honest I doubt they even measured it. The standard assumption is that wingspan equals height. Since Gus is 77 inches tall perhaps they just assumed his wingspan was the same Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 7:15 PM
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go to heavyweight you coward
9/10/13 7:16 PM
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thetruetitan - go to heavyweight you coward

lol

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9/10/13 7:35 PM
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Odd, small mistakes like this shouldn't happen in professional sports like this Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 7:49 PM
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And Shane Carwin is 6'5"
9/10/13 7:52 PM
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Yeah the UFC has made a rookie mistake especially the way they are promoting this fight as Gustafsson being Jones equal in size etc..... Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 7:52 PM
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He measured with his fingers pointed.
UFC measures fist to fist.






Maybe, I have no clue. Poor stubby fingered guy Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 7:56 PM
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Gustafsson is a big guy, how much height does he cut to make 205? Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 8:18 PM
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GaspareBJJ - Gustafsson is a big guy, how much height does he cut to make 205? Phone Post 3.0
I think he starts camp at about 240, cuts from 225-230 Phone Post
9/10/13 8:28 PM
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He cuts 6"-8" in reach to get down to 76".

9/10/13 8:32 PM
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GaspareBJJ - Gustafsson is a big guy, how much height does he cut to make 205? Phone Post 3.0
I don't think he cuts too much height, comes in around the same height he's been for a few years now Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 8:33 PM
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GaspareBJJ - Gustafsson is a big guy, how much height does he cut to make 205? Phone Post 3.0

He walks around at 6'8'' in between fights, cuts down to 6'5'' come fight time

9/10/13 8:52 PM
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9/10/13 8:58 PM
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GaspareBJJ - Gustafsson is a big guy, how much height does he cut to make 205? Phone Post 3.0

He walks around at 6'8'' in between fights, cuts down to 6'5'' come fight time

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9/10/13 9:00 PM
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how did the UFC repeatedly misrepresent his reach by almost 5 inches?

To be honest I doubt they even measured it. The standard assumption is that wingspan equals height. Since Gus is 77 inches tall perhaps they just assumed his wingspan was the same Phone Post 3.0
This is just ridiculous. It would be quite obvious if they were doing that. For example, Brock Lesnar was listed as having a longer reach than Tim Sylvia. Tim is at least 4.5 inches taller. Phone Post
9/10/13 9:03 PM
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I remember the UFC had Anderson Silva as 5'10 in his first fight against Chris Leben. Phone Post 3.0
9/10/13 9:22 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if some of the height/reach stats are given by the fighters themselves, since they're not mandated like weight.

Who knows though, maybe the UFC does the measurements themselves, but there's definitely been cases where people are listed completely wrong.

9/10/13 9:55 PM
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billaabum - Odd, small mistakes like this shouldn't happen in professional sports like this Phone Post 3.0
Nfl and nba players do that ish all the time. Why would you want an opponent knowing more about you than they have to. Phone Post
9/10/13 10:02 PM
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billaabum - Odd, small mistakes like this shouldn't happen in professional sports like this Phone Post 3.0
Nfl and nba players do that ish all the time. Why would you want an opponent knowing more about you than they have to. Phone Post
I don't think there's any strategy to it lol. The NBA scouts measure all of that at pre draft combines. They have that info if they want it. Phone Post

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