Originally Posted by rivethead
There is a difference between "walking around weight," the weight fighters start their camps at, and the weight they begin their weight-cut at.
At least, for everyone except Anthony Johnson.
I just mean that the often quoted "Anderson walks around at 220, GSP walks around at 190, he's 30 lbs heavier!" deal is deceptive since Anderson fattens up considerably between fights while GSP more or less stays at under 8% body fat and is always in great shape.
Like you said, he is in fact a large WW, who on the day of the fight cuts just as much as most other WW's do. The only time he looked to have a strength deficit in a fight at WW was after he tore his groin against Alves; he had trouble holding him down but I think if he didn't suffer that injury mid fight Alves wasn't getting up, and Alves is strong as hell at WW.