UFC commentator Joe Rogan, using the example of the promotion’s welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, showed that the weight categories in which the fighters perform do not correspond to their real weight.
“Let’s take a guy like Kamaru Usman, he’s the UFC welterweight champion. He weighs in at 170; for about an hour, he’s 170. And then he gets up to around 200 pounds.”
“You stand next to him and you go, ‘How is that guy 170?’ Well, he’s not. He’s 170 in the weigh-ins. And he’s not even the most egregious. There have been guys who cut way more weight than that. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe on fight days, he’s 190. But he’s a big guy. There’s no way he’s 170; he’s not even close to 170. And he’s the 170-pound champion.” Joe Rogan said.