As soon as [Wanderlei] Silva said that, though, he smiled. He anticipated the next question would be whether he’d consider a drop to middleweight, where the limit is 185 pounds and the fighters are much more his size.
But he quickly ruled that out.
“That’s way too much weight for me to lose,” Silva said. “I couldn’t do it.”
Fuck man … yes you could! Drop the creatine, hit the fucking cardio hard and modify your training routine. I’ve seen bigger fighters than Wanderlei who managed to hit 185.
Of course, I think it’s really a question of wanting to. Cutting fucking sucks, and what’s even worse is changing the way you live to try and stay at a size where you can squeak into a lower weight class.
But when you’re a top ranked athlete like Wanderlei Silva, the advantages should be obvious. You’re going to be bigger and stronger than everyone else in your division, and that’s an advantage you need to hack it in the UFC, where everyone else is hungry enough to cut off their twigs n berries to make weight. Well, everyone else except Travis Lutter.