Friday, February 13, 2009

I Don't Believe You

"I've never felt better in my life."

According to Diego Sanchez, he started the year at 190 lbs and is now at 166 lbs. That's 24 lbs in a month and a half. Plus, he still has the last 10 lbs to lose. I didn't have many questions about his ability to demolish Joe Stevenson, but I'd be lying if doubt isn't starting to creep in. There's no way a fighter can go from 190 to 155 in two months and be normal. He better end it early or else the 2nd and 3rd rounds are gonna be hellish.


garr said...

Why do they do weigh-ins the daty before and not day of?

Blackhawk said...

One of the big reasons why they do it the day of is because if you hype of a fight and a guy comes in 3 or 4 pounds over weight then you have a problem.

They can't properly lose those those pounds in enough time and properly rehydrate to fight. Thus you have a huge problem if your main event can't happen.

That is why they give them a bit more than 24 hours before the fights. Fighters cut it off but if they need to cut a bit more they have time to do so. That also leaves them enough time to properly rehydrate and be ready to fight the next evening.

The thing is it has turned into guys finding ways to get an advantage by cutting a lot and then gaining around 15 pounds by the next day and then they have a big size advantage in fights like Penn vs GSP.

Take Anderson Silva for instance, he cuts to fight at 185 but he also cut some to fight Irvin at 205....he normally walks around at 215 or something. But when he fights at the lower class it gives him a big advantage.

Any legal way a fighter can get an advantage you know he is going to take it.