I have a hypothesis that damage resistance (ability to handle destructive impact without damage) is not related to the ability to deliver destructive damage (as a function of body mass) in ratio 1:1 (i.e. your capability to deliver damage is not equal to your ability with withstand damage).
In other words, I guess that if you gain 10% of body weight, that increment of your power in % is not the same as the increment of your damage resistance in % and vice versa.
If this hypothesis is valid, then some weight classes should be safer than others. However, I have a hard time googling any related study or statistics (because of the massive flood of information about weight cutting in a combat sport - this topic is completely occupying the keywords I search for).
So I ask you for help:
- Are there any studies on this topic?
- What accessible statistics should be used to run this test?
But, please avoid zero-experience opinions. I have already acquired a bunch of them and they are not really helping.