Fighters who are currently fighting in the wrong divisions

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  1. Fatback96

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    Some fighters can make weight for certain divisions, but it may be too unhealthy or dangerous for them in the long run.

    What fighters do you think are fighting in the wrong division for the sake of their career?

    I think Holloway is ruining his longevity by trying to continue to make FW.
     
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    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    I think Cerrone going up to WW for as long as he did was a mistake. Instead of facing Masvidal, he should have went back to 155, riding a 4 fight win streak.
     
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    It's really messed up if it's true the UFC told him he couldn't go back down to LW. That's what he said.
     
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    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    I wasn't aware of that. Pretty dumb if that's true.
     
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    Lando would be a top 15 at 145, and Perry isnt any bigger than some of the bigger 155'rs.

    Both of em say the weight cut to the lower division was brutal, but did either of em have pros in their camps helping em make the weight at that point in their careers?
     
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    wouldn't mind seeing what Luke could do at LHW

    Rockhold vs Rua or OSP would work
     
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    Till
    Holloway
    Ortega
    Tim Elliot
    Tibau
    Vick
    Prazeres was at 155 just moved up 185
    Scoggins
     
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    ALL OF THEM!
    Frankie was actually in the right division (LW), but Dana forced him down because the other guys (who had to starve to make weight) were much bigger than him.
     
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    I agree. Same with Donald. 170 is actually perfect for him despite all the giant weight cutting cheats.
     
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    Rua should be at 185.

    He and Rockhold should just swap divisions.
     
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    Holloway
    Ortega
    Vick
    Till
    Rockhold
    Romero
    Adesanya
    Jon Jones if he ever comes back
     
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    Gunnar Nelson and Perry are way too small for the current WW division, but If rats like Till are thrown out or beaten out, they will survive.

    This current generation of fighters just seem like one weight class above, if you take them back 5-10 years. Weightcutting > skill nowadays.
     
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    Brock Lesnar. He belongs in Super Heavyweight. Make it happen UFC!
     
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    Romero
    Rockhold
    Aldo
    RDA
    Khabib
     
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    Rumble should have be a 155er
     
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    According to Dana Woodley is wrong for any division
     
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    RDA - too small for some of the bigger WW fighters.
     
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    Gunnar Nelson should make 155 easy
     
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