160 - 165 pound division would be welcome.

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  1. 160 pound division yay

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  2. 165 pound division yay

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  3. nay

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  1. Thuckey

    Thuckey I swear to drunk.. I'm not God. Platinum Member

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    For how flooded LW and WW are right now stacked full of new contenders and rich talent, prospects and veterans alike, I personally wouldn`t mind seeing a weight class in between LW (155) and WW (170) in the UFC. What do you guys think?

    Cowboy is a perfect example of somebody that could transition well in that class. Elite at LW, and WW holds his own, but if he losses at WW again tonight he'll surely want to drop back down to LW. However, the situation at LW is currently over-populated and full of killers all waiting in line for their shot at earning title shots. The top 10 for the last few years have been filled with champion-level fighters - each of them absolute scary motherfuckers. I think Cowboy would be a better fit in between LW and WW as would plently others - and I believe many refugees in LW would make the change instead of waiting years and accumulating 8+ win streaks for a title shot only to have to be slapped to the back of the line with a loss.

    I know there are way too many divisions already, but fuck, I much rather would have this 160-165 pound division then say, Cyborg's new whatever pound womens division. (with like 5 people in the whole division)

    I'm sure this new division would fill up quite rapidly.
     
  2. Matthew Fedler

    Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    Add 165 (Super Lightweight) and bump Welterweight up to 175.

    A 195 (Super Middleweight) division would also be welcome.
     
  3. Thuckey

    Thuckey I swear to drunk.. I'm not God. Platinum Member

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    Aggreed.
     
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  4. Rittsy

    Rittsy Red Belt

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    There aren’t enough top fighters for more weight classes. All you’ll do is thin out Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight.
     
  5. Thuckey

    Thuckey I swear to drunk.. I'm not God. Platinum Member

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    Top fighters are indeed OVERPOPULATED in the LW division. But that's about it. The other divisions have a solid balance - so yes, they'd probably need to get a lot more guys on the roster.
     
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    Much rather see a 240 class and move the hwt limit up to 300.
     
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    Which is a problem, since those fighters don’t exist. You don’t want top heavy divisions like LHW, Middleweight or the women’s divisions.

    Lightweight is the best division because it’s so overpopulated. All you’d do is water it down and for no reason.
     
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    Yeah, you're right. This isn't the sort of thing that can happen overnight, I'm sure lots of fighters would be upset especially if say, WW was bumped to 175 , though it sounds great as a thought, there are practical issues that aren't obvious right away.

    But for now I am content with what we got.
     
  10. Reach4theSky

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    I'd like to see the divisions look like this..

    130
    140
    150
    160
    170
    185
    205
    265
     
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    Add 165 and 175. Scrap 125 and 170.

    -> change for the better with the same amount of weight classes.
     
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  12. JustBleed69

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    Divisions should go in 10 lb increments up until Light Heavyweight.

    125
    135
    145
    155
    165
    175
    185
    195
    205
    235
    265
     
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  13. SaintSoldier

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    We need fewer fighters on the roster, not more weight classes.
     
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    Agreed. LW is so great because of how many killers there are. I don't know why anyone would want to thin it out just so someone who isn't quite good enough to become champion there or at WW has a shot at a consolation prize.
     
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    Agree except at the top I’d have 205, 225 (Cruiserweight) and bump Heavyweight up to 285 (in line with amateur wrestling).
     
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    i think they need 155 165 175 185 205 225 265
     
  17. linvillegorge

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    IMO, FW, LW and WW will always be the deepest classes with LW being the sweet spot. For the most part, your "average Joe" would fit into one of those three weight classes if in true fighting condition. There's simply a deeper potential talent pool for these weight classes and these guys aren't big enough to be highly coveted by the major team sports unless true freak athletes.
     
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    At the moment I wouldnt mess with LHW and HW. Both divisions are already pretty thin on talent. That's not uncommon for HW but it's definitely uncommon for LHW which has been the marquee division in MMA for a good chunk of the sport's history.
     
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    195 would be horrendous, there's not enough fighters to do that. it would kill both MW and LHW, and LHW is on life support already. but 165 175 would be awesome
     
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    No, if you can't make the weight, then move up.
     

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