This content is protected I was at the gym with my friend today, and we saw this really huge guy, like bodybuilder size, and he looked fit too and tall, not stocky. My first thought was, damn I do not want to mess with that dude, even though we have no idea about his background in fighting or if he has ever been in a fight. All I know is, I wouldn't want to be kneed, leg-kicked, punched or choked by a huge muscular guy. I heard in fighting, strength can give you an advantage in grappling to an extent (if skill gap is not too great), and wide shoulders give your punch more snap. Not to mention they can probably pick you up and slam you. My opinion is lifting and combat sports can go hand in hand, but mainly if its lifting for functional and explosive strength rather than just mass, as that can add weight class. I have seen fighters lift huge amounts of weights, Jones, even lighter guys like Conor, Cejudo lift weights. Is it possible to excel in both combat sports and bodybuilding or powerlifting etc?