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Fighters looking like death warmed up on the scales seems to be becoming an even more regular occurrence lately. 

His fight with Zarrukh Adashev is off now from what I’m reading. 

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Fuck me, Ferreira’s missed weight badly as well.

Fair play to Gillespie for going ahead with it. Suppose he just wants back in there now after so long out and then the delays to his return earlier this year. Getting 30% of Ferreira’s purse doesn’t hurt either, not that it probably amounts to much. 

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1 hour ago, Egg Shen said:

its insane that they even allow them to step on the scales in that kind of state

I'm not a fighter and I 100% don't have a fighter's mindset, but I just always wonder, what is the fucking point? Move up a weight class. There must be a ton of fighters that feel absolutely shite, even by the time they step in the Octagon. 

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Its probably do with the massive gaps between the weight classes. You either are the big fish in the small pond, or the small fish in the big pond. Most fighters wanna be the big fish.

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Yeah he probably feels like if he moves up to 135, he’ll be too small to hang with the guys who cut down from 160 or whatever. It’s a vicious cycle. But it’s not like he’s been setting the world alight at Flyweight. At some point you’re doing more harm than good, leaving too much in the sauna and any edge you would’ve had from being bigger after replenishing is lost because you’ve absolutely drained yourself all week.

Moving up isn’t always ideal for everyone but for some it does wonders. Maybe the best recent example of that is Michael Chiesa. He was going nowhere fast at 155. Not a jobber or anything, he had some nice wins, but he was never gonna be more than a middle of the pack also ran. He missed weight for his last fight at 155, lost the fight then moved up to 170. He’s gone 4-0 since with really impressive wins over Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny in his last two and he’s now at the point where Usman’s name-dropping him as a potential challenger. Quite a turnaround. And just physically, you look at Chiesa at Welterweight now and wonder how he made Lightweight so long. He’s looked every bit as big as the Welters he’s been facing, or bigger, and has been able to impose his grappling really well which you don’t always see from a ground based fighter moving up a division. I don’t see him beating the Usmans and Covingtons of the world but Chiesa at 170 is legit, make no mistake. 

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And here he is weighing in in his 155 days; 

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