World-famous nutritionist Mike Dolce has worked with the likes of Johny Hendricks, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen to get their bodies to a more appropriate competing weight.
Dolce was recently asked about getting former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir down to the 205-pound limit to compete as a light heavyweight.
“Could he? Absolutely,” said Dolce, while appearing on MMAjunkie Radio. “If you’re walking around at 250 pounds with more than 10-percent body fat, I think you could easily make 205 pounds.”
Dolce pointed to his work with Hendricks and Jackson, both of whom dropped over 45 pounds each to make weight for fights with him.
“Can you compete at a world-class level (and cut weight)? Absolutely,” he said. “I think Frank could make it.”
Mir (16-8) is booked for a match with former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem this November at UFC 167. He has lost three in a row to Junior dos Santos, Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett.