Fighting taller and heavier men.

Member
brazilianlad
Cadet
Height: 5'5
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joined: Oct 03, 2020
Posts: 12
Reactions: 0
Score: 0 | 0
KingCash: 0

Offline

Self-Defense
Fighting taller and heavier men.
post #1

Hi everyone. Like I said on my previous thread, I am short, 5'5, due to a few years of corticosteroid overuse.

Something that keeps bugging me, is the fact that everyone assumes that a taller man will always beat the short one.

Especially since I was not meant to be short, and I still haven't made peace with it, I often see myself wondering how much does height matter in a fight. My reach is very short, now I know that this was all caused by corticosteroids. I have a 5'4 inches wingspan. Or 162 cm.

The thing that haunts me the most, is imagining getting beat up by a taller guy, in front of a girlfriend or significant other of mine.

Hence why so many women say height makes them feel safe.

I started working out recently and intend to take martial arts classes very seriously.

I am very interested in boxing, muay thai and jiu-jitsu.

Do you guys have any real example, like something you have seen, about a short guy easily beating up a much taller and heavier guy.

In my case, I think my maximum weight, being muscular and athletic, will be about 175 lbs - 79 kg.

I still wish my physical development wasn't stolen from me, I blame my stupid mother to this day, it would be awesome being 5'10 - 6'0 and over and bulky, like Fedor Emelianenko, Mark Hunt etc, but I can't change the past.

What do you think about all of this?

Thank you and sorry for any grammar mistakes.

1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Member
bigwhereitcounts
Cadet
Height: 0'0
Joined: Apr 29, 2016
Posts: 16
Reactions: 0
Score: 0 | 0
KingCash: 0

Offline

Re: Fighting taller and heavier men.
post #2

Anyone who believes that *bleep* is ignorant as *bleep* and knows nothing about fighting.  Height has very little to nothing to do with fighting, check out Walker Brown (not even a pro MMA fighter) knock out your typical narcissistic tall football clown who thought he was the *bleep* and got his *bleep* rocked!  Check out the second link of Roger Huerta knocking out this tall fat football clown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trzLLxNYLUo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8yzi1A6egk

0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Member
brazilianlad
Cadet
Height: 5'5
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joined: Oct 03, 2020
Posts: 12
Reactions: 0
Score: 0 | 0
KingCash: 0

Offline

Re: Fighting taller and heavier men.
post #3

Actually, these guys are of similar height. Roger Huerta is listed as 5'9. The guy he knocks out in the video is listed as 5'11. I am talking about situations like that. https://youtu.be/jx0lv3u4WyY

Especially, if the guy is taller and heavier. Not lanky guys like those on the video I posted, but still, there is clearly a reach advantage for the taller guy, which I think is the reason the damage wasn't worse.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Member
bigwhereitcounts
Cadet
Height: 0'0
Joined: Apr 29, 2016
Posts: 16
Reactions: 0
Score: 0 | 0
KingCash: 0

Offline

Re: Fighting taller and heavier men.
post #4

Sports always list their athletes as taller than they really are.  Watch the video, the football player clearly has like 5 inches of height on Roger.  Roger looks like he's 5'6" at most

0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Member
AndyB
Cadet
Height: 5'6
Location: New York, United States
Joined: Oct 16, 2020
Posts: 12
Reactions: 0
Score: 0 | 0
KingCash: 9

Offline

Re: Fighting taller and heavier men.
post #5

Mike Tyson used always say that it was about the heart of the fighter. Yes, Tyson is 5'10 which isn't short, but he routinely fought men up to 8 inches taller than himself. Gervonta Davis can't be taller than 5'5 and has won plenty of fights against men a few inches taller. He packs a really hard punch for his weight class.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0