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How much weight does the average fighter gain in between weigh-ins and their fight?


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The safe standard for competition in wrestling and boxing has always been around 8%.

 

So a lightweight at max should be around 12 lbs water weight cut in the last 3 days before weigh ins and gained back before fight time.

 

A WW- 14 or so, MW is 16 or so.... these are all just rough numbers at the maximum end and really depend on the fighter and the rest of the training regimen.

 

So when the forum geniuses tell you GSP, Alves, Johnson or any other WW gains 20+ lbs before fight time don't believe it. Most LHW's don't even do that much. We have all seen the results of excessive cuts on the body.

 

Brock would likely be the highest end of the spectrum in that regard and he only puts on about 20 lbs.

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The safe standard for competition in wrestling and boxing has always been around 8%.

 

So a lightweight at max should be around 12 lbs water weight cut in the last 3 days before weigh ins and gained back before fight time.

 

A WW- 14 or so' date=' MW is 16 or so.... these are all just rough numbers at the maximum end and really depend on the fighter and the rest of the training regimen.

 

So when the forum geniuses tell you GSP, Alves, Johnson or any other WW gains 20+ lbs before fight time don't believe it. Most LHW's don't even do that much. We have all seen the results of excessive cuts on the body.

 

Brock would likely be the highest end of the spectrum in that regard and he only puts on about 20 lbs.[/quote']

 

GSP came into the Hardy fight @ 191 pounds. This was said by himself. Thats 21 pounds from the weigh ins.

 

I guessing Alves comes in close to 200 pounds. 8% is the "safe standard". As you could see by Alves' last fight with Fitch he cut a lot more weight than he should of. Probably close to 25 pounds.

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The safe standard for competition in wrestling and boxing has always been around 8%.

 

So a lightweight at max should be around 12 lbs water weight cut in the last 3 days before weigh ins and gained back before fight time.

 

A WW- 14 or so' date=' MW is 16 or so.... these are all just rough numbers at the maximum end and really depend on the fighter and the rest of the training regimen.

 

So when the forum geniuses tell you GSP, Alves, Johnson or any other WW gains 20+ lbs before fight time don't believe it. Most LHW's don't even do that much. [b']We have all seen the results of excessive cuts on the body.[/b]

Brock would likely be the highest end of the spectrum in that regard and he only puts on about 20 lbs.

 

 

remember james irvin? that was nasty, anyways it also depends on how your body reacts to weight cutting, some guys can cut a little more weight than others. but you've got it pretty much down pat. I tried to cut weight for wrestling once and it didn't go well, so i only cut about 5 or so pounds before a tourney.

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