Brock Lesnar is a very big man. I hear, he's more easily seen on satellite than some of the smaller countries in Europe. Cain Velasquez is...well, not as big. Microscopic if you ask me!
All jokes aside, size is a significant issue in MMA. Whether it be an issue of height or weight, each fight introduces a new struggle.
In the wake of UFC 121, we've been hearing a lot about Brock Lesnar's size, and all of the advantages it brings him. Mixed martial artists and fans alike are faced with the question of how important size is frequently, but never as much as in the lead up to UFC 121.
With Lesnar's entrance into the forefront of MMA we all seem to be scrutinizing size a lot more than we used to. What I think some of us forget is that this was just as big of an issue 10 years ago.
Lesnar is of course, a special case all in his own, worthy of his own classification. However, there have been other fighters before him to utilize size just as well.
In many of these scenarios we've seen that size really can play a big role in how a fight plays out. Some of these fights have ended in controversy, others decisively in one way or the other.
The fact is this: sometimes the smaller they are, the harder they fall.
Here are five fights that proved why size matters.