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Old 08-29-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Should the UFC be moving toward more cross divisional, or catchweight fights?

It seems like fighters are willing to switch divisions if it gets them into money making fights. There's a long history of this. Just recently we see Chael, Vitor, Diaz, and now Rashad talking about moving divisions if it means a big fight.

I've always thought the belts were getting in the way of big fights we all want to see. Anderson would have been taking more fights at 205 if Dana didn't demand that he give up his belt. Now that 5 round non-title fights are here I don't see why the UFC doesn't allow more movement between divisions.

The belts are a nice marketing gimmick, but they're really getting in the way now it seems. Instead of Jones vs Vitor we could have a non title Jones vs Kongo fight. Instead of Anderson vs Chump we could have Shogun vs Anderson. The fighters want the belts only because the belts put them in the big fights, but if they can just get a big fight the belt becomes irrelevant.

Give us fans what we want, and we'll pay every time. Trying to sell us uncompetitive match-ups for stupid belts is a good way to set the wrong kind of ppv records.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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ufc format has become so structured and at times monotonous. super fights, catchweight fights, stylistic-based match ups rather than ranking-based.. all these things can help as far as excitement/entertainment goes.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Uh i agree with some of what you said.

But i like title fights...

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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You want to remove titles? That's stupid as fuck. Please, there should be a post limit before you can create threads.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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I'd like catch weight fights ecspecially for guys in limbo or close to being cut but have good names. for instance if shields and Maia would've fought at 180lbs

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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I like the idea of Superfights for Champs that don't yet have a clear #1 contender in their division. If the champ Fights too often in his own division then they run out of contenders i.e Jones. in cases like this while the division sorts itself out super fights are a good idea. they shouldn't get in the way of legit title contenders getting shots at the champ tho. This would also eliminate the problem of unearned title shots happening just because the champ needs an opponent.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:32 PM   #7
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Yes, the ufc should encourage more fighters to move up in weight classes.

How else are we going to determine who's really p4p? We can't.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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You want to remove titles? That's stupid as fuck. Please, there should be a post limit before you can create threads.
I was really confused by that as well..

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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I only read thread titles but I'm not sure that's a good option. I would love a Cruiserweight division when more guys get into the sport though.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #10
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nope just keep making fights

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