Weighing just a smidge over 196 pounds, Rafael dos Anjos eyes move back to lightweight

Rafael dos Anjos weight cut

This should end well. For those who want to end all weight cutting in MMA, here is the curious case of Rafael dos Anjos.

RDA is stuck in no man’s land when it comes to career path. In MMA, when presented with a crossroads there are a few things you can do.

Just evolve. The thing where a fighter switch camps and all of his MMA flaws are now fixed.

It’s that simple. Amazing fighters don’t do it more often.

The other cure all for a fighters troubles is to switch weight classes. It’s never a fighter’s skill level, all it really is a weight class. Maybe your favorite fighter is too big for his/her weight class. This explains it all.

That massive weight cut is what is hurting their performance in the cage. Problem solved.

No wait, what is really going on is your favorite fighter is they’re too small for their weight class. It’s not fair that they have to fight fighters who are so much bigger than they are.

Dialing the sarcasm levels back down from 11, Rafael dos Anjos really needs a 165 pound weight class. The former UFC lightweight champion is thinking about a move back down to 155 pounds after a 20-month, five fight run at 170 pounds.

RDA won his first three fights at welterweight then was grappled f’d into oblivion by Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington for a pair of 25 minute losses.

So maybe dos Anjos should go back to 155 pounds? When RDA was last at lightweight he dropped back to back fights to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson.

Long-term kidney health aside, now RDA is thinking about moving down to 155 again. A very MMA fate for the 34-year-old RDA. 40 pound weight cut? Sure why not.

Published on March 13, 2019 at 9:21 am
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