Could UFC reset titles every year like pro sports

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  1. MacGregor Blue Belt

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    and use the ranking system for seeding brackets only?
     
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    Why would they do that?
     
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    Reset titles? That would mean a tournament format. And no, you can't do that when you're realistically only able to fight a few times a year.
     
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    No. There isn't a UFC season
     
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    Why would they do that?
    It wouldn't be good for them or the fighters to do so.
     
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    This it would only work in tournament format.
    Which notoriously doesn't work with injuries and what not .
    Most fighters are lucky these days to get 3 fights a year in.
     
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    Good question. The UFC was founded on the seeded tournament format and although they did it in 1 night which isn't realistic today, a top 7 for the year is. It would keep divisions lacking depth fresh every year for example.
     
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    Sure, they could also hand out several titles in each weight class for no reason... much like they already do in some weight classes.
    Maybe they could make a cool glowing belt with skulls on it for Dana - The Warrior King of the UFC.
     
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    normally i would shit on this but seeing as the ufc belts are about as prestigious as the belts in glow wrestling i say anything's worth a try!
     
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    That being said it would stop people holding onto belts and not defending them that's for sure.
     
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    So, how is that gonna play out? The top guys in the division fight each other every year in a tournament format, and a champ is crowned by the end of the year?
     
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    Every division should hold an 8-man bracket for that years title. Fight once every 3-4 months. Running concurrently you have people outside the bracket fighting for a place in the next years bracket and/or to fill in as an alternate. Top 3 or 4 finishers get automatically seeded into next year while the bottom 5 or 4 get relegated to qualification/alternate status.

    This way you have no ducking contenders or cherry picking opponents. If you don't like a champion, you reset the next year.
     
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    People are shitting on TS, but at this point, with the absurdity of UFC titles recently, maybe we should think outside the box?

    Like what if a tournament lasted 2 years, or 18 months, and they stagger the weight divisions to always have something going... fuck I know it sounds dumb, but nothing is dumber than recent UFC title shenanigans.
     
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    Can't be done. If the fighter perceived as being the best misses out on one single fight, he wouldn't win the tournament, and the tournament would be rendered worthless.

    It simply cannot be done.
     
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    Deserve has nothing to do with it. You gotta earn it.
     
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    If we had active champions who would defend and just let them gear up for the sake of reducing injuries this wouldn’t be a discussion. Not to bash TS, but this would never work in combat sports regardless.
     
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    So you want to be a bracketer?

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    Just throwing the idea out there for debate.
     
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    why, they can just fight again next year, you don't get a pass for missing a fight for being injured or something.

    If Roger Federer misses out on the US Open due to injury, he can go for it again next year etc
     
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