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5/18/19 11:11 PM
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155 to 170 is 15 pounds. I know he trains at speed of sport which is very sport specific and not really a place id assume you add a ton of mass

5/18/19 11:13 PM
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??????

5/18/19 11:14 PM
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Probably walked around at 180-185 when he fought at 155. Didn’t care about keeping his weight low as much at 170, prob walks around 190-195 now 

5/18/19 11:15 PM
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I don't see what the mystery is. A big LW who had trouble making LW the moves up to WW and is still a smaller WW against the bigger WWs but at 5'8" has filled out his frame after 5-6 fights at WW now (kinda like Poirier filling out at LW).

RDA also I think noted that he gets up to like 190something out of camp so weight wise, he seems actually on par with most WWs.
5/18/19 11:18 PM
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Johnny Salami - 

Probably walked around at 180-185 when he fought at 155. Didn’t care about keeping his weight low as much at 170, prob walks around 190-195 now 


Correct.

His losses to Colby and Usman are more stylistic than just size imo. He didn't fight well getting moved backwards...he does not have that ability to keep his range and pick guys off at range and when moving backwards like a Liddell.

Him and Lee are similar in that they were both big LWs but RDA, like Poirier vs Holloway, has had much more time to get comfortable in his WW frame now. One of the commentators even mentioned during the fight that RDA's first few fights at WW, he felt more tired carrying the weight around but has adjusted.
5/18/19 11:19 PM
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The weight room. 

5/18/19 11:22 PM
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He’s always been that big dude..

5/18/19 11:24 PM
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How indeed. How indeed.

5/18/19 11:36 PM
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You would figure with his style of training it would be tough to add that extra 10+ pounds 

5/18/19 11:44 PM
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The Closed Guard -

155 to 170 is 15 pounds. I know he trains at speed of sport which is very sport specific and not really a place id assume you add a ton of mass

Do you even watch MMA? 155lb fighters don't weigh 155. He is just no longer cutting all of that weight. He didn't put on any mass.

5/19/19 12:02 AM
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Cultivated it with Mac

 

5/19/19 12:03 AM
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MM8 -
The Closed Guard -

155 to 170 is 15 pounds. I know he trains at speed of sport which is very sport specific and not really a place id assume you add a ton of mass

Do you even watch MMA? 155lb fighters don't weigh 155. He is just no longer cutting all of that weight. He didn't put on any mass.

He looks way bigger IMO. Looks like he went from 180 to 190ish

5/19/19 12:05 AM
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He walks around big. He cuts weight for fights. Just like every single one of them do.

5/19/19 12:22 AM
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MM8 -

He walks around big. He cuts weight for fights. Just like every single one of them do.

Right but he wasn’t cutting from 190-195 to 155. He was cutting from maybe 180-185 to 155. Now he’s cutting from 190-195 to make 170, which mean’s he still had to put on 10 pounds of mass

5/19/19 1:17 AM
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The Closed Guard -
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He walks around big. He cuts weight for fights. Just like every single one of them do.

Right but he wasn’t cutting from 190-195 to 155. He was cutting from maybe 180-185 to 155. Now he’s cutting from 190-195 to make 170, which mean’s he still had to put on 10 pounds of mass

Or he had to focus on not letting himself get up to 190-195 when he had to make LW... 

5/19/19 1:27 AM
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The Closed Guard -
MM8 -

He walks around big. He cuts weight for fights. Just like every single one of them do.

Right but he wasn’t cutting from 190-195 to 155. He was cutting from maybe 180-185 to 155. Now he’s cutting from 190-195 to make 170, which mean’s he still had to put on 10 pounds of mass

He's been fighting at 170 for two years now, not exactly the most dramatic shift. 

5/19/19 1:45 AM
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Churrascaria and acai

5/19/19 2:43 AM
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USADA cover up 

5/19/19 3:19 AM
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Looked like a pretty obvious juicer when he won the LW title. Someone’s gotta say it

5/19/19 9:16 AM
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KirkBJJ -
The Closed Guard -
MM8 -

He walks around big. He cuts weight for fights. Just like every single one of them do.

Right but he wasn’t cutting from 190-195 to 155. He was cutting from maybe 180-185 to 155. Now he’s cutting from 190-195 to make 170, which mean’s he still had to put on 10 pounds of mass

Or he had to focus on not letting himself get up to 190-195 when he had to make LW... 

I suppose that makes the most sense

5/19/19 9:18 AM
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ThatsHowIRoll -

Looked like a pretty obvious juicer when he won the LW title. Someone’s gotta say it

If so, hes doing a fantastic job off of it

5/19/19 9:20 AM
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The Closed Guard -

155 to 170 is 15 pounds. I know he trains at speed of sport which is very sport specific and not really a place id assume you add a ton of mass

He was huge for his weight class...

5/19/19 11:12 AM
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Free weights and a different lifestyle is all it takes

5/19/19 11:17 AM
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I think he used epo. 

5/19/19 11:26 AM
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Free weights and a different lifestyle is all it takes

This