Kragge wrote:No, that is not what I base my assumption on. I didn't even mention their fight night weight. My point builds on the scientifically proven fact that the brain is more sensitive to strikes as a result of dehydration up to the day before the fight. Even if a fighter manages to rehydrate and gain some extra weight it doesn't neccesarily mean that he rehydrate his brain. This means that un-executed weight-cut up to weigh-in day is to be considered as an advantage come fight night.
Ergo, every extra pound weigh-in day is an advantage when someone spin kicks you in the head. Surely, you're not contradicting This?
You haven't actually provided any scientific evidence for any of your claims. If Edson came in more sensitive then so would have Kevin. Nor is there proof that he couldn't handle the kick if he came in 1 lbs. lighter on weigh-in day. As guys who came in higher weight have been knocked out by guys who made weight. The 1 lbs. difference didn't make that much of an impact on the fight that you think it did.