Originally Posted by rivethead
That's not a cut. That's the difference between walk around weight and the weight he cut to in order to weigh in. Between those two numbers is a six week camp where he shed the bulk of that 42 lbs. I'd be amazed if Hendricks actually cut much more than 20lbs.
For clarity's sake I understand Hendricks doesn't cut 42lbs in one night. Our points are pretty much the same.
I would say most guys now a days are dropping around 20lbs just prior to weigh ins. Guys like Rory may be able to get a way with a few pounds more because they are younger and their bodies can handle it a bit better.
Originally Posted by 1inthechamber
Never said he should move up due to being bigger than Bj. Fact is everybody knows Bj has no place a ww, especially these days. My point is simply why sit around lingering at ww if you have no title aspirations while Gsp is champ? Hendricks cutting 42lbs means squat, he's a little pudgy guy.
Rory can easily crack top ten at mw, so what's the hold up? He'd still be a pretty big mw.
What's the rush with Rory moving up? he's still relatively new let him fight where he wants to. It's not like he's doing anything detrimental to the sport there are plenty of great matches for him at WW. There will be plenty of time for him to move up a weight class later on when he gets older and may not be able to cut the weight so easily.
Also it's been pointed out that he is still a ways off being a title contender for a bit yet. Who's to say GSP is still champ next year or 2 years from now? As good as GSP is there is always the possibility of him losing, moving up a division, being hurt, retiring etc... If any of those were to happen what good would it be for Rory to be fighting in a division he doesn't need to be?