Originally Posted by OC 335i
I weighed in at 135 and the next day was 148 before.
13 lbs for my body weight is a lot. My buddy fights at 145 and walks around at about 160. Obviously there is a lot more room to gain in a bigger fighter.
It changes for bigger guys but I don't think it changes as much as you think. I think it may even be a little easier for smaller guys to cut a larger percent. I have no science to back this up but we have a lot of smaller guys cutting up to 10% without much issue. Most of the bigger guys have to really work to hit 10%.
You did 8-9%
Silva going from 222 to 185 is 16-17%
Who knows though, maybe Steven Seagal has a special technique for that too