Opinion on 165lbs Division?

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  1. Mesos

    Mesos Blue Belt

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    What is your opinion on making a new division 165lbs?

    Who do you thinks becomes champ?


    What would the division would be called?



    Was curious on what others thought about making a new 165 lbs division. Think its needed at this point. 155 is really crowded with a ton of talent and theirs is alot of oversized LW that could easily fill in division. Think it makes alot of sense, but the talk of making other divisions like Cruiserweight makes no sense their is not enough people for it either way.


    Think alot of top LW would perform better with less weight to cut as well.
     
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    I would have to presume that Khabib would be the favorite to win that division as well, which would then kind of defeat the whole point of creating another division since he's already the champ at 155. The last thing the UFC needs is more multi division champs holding up belts.
     
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  3. EndlessCritic

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    We need less weight classes, not more.
     
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    Yes we need 30lbs between each weight class.
     
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    Just less wmma
     
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    This.

    Plus this 165 lbs division thing was bullshiting from Kevin Lee don't know why people are serious about it.
     
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    Shit idea.
     
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    I’m not in favor. I would like to see fewer weight classes and less weight cutting.
     
  9. Bend NvR Break

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    Don't like it. Personally want them to get a grip on severe weight cutting, push a lot of fighters up a division and create the 225 division.

    The guys hollering for a 165 division should be at 170.
     
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    This would be just to benefit certain fighters, but not all...
     
  11. Mesos

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    Actually think khabib is better suited at 165 than 155lbs. Big khabib fan but its only a matter of time before that weight catches up to him, and costs him a fight.
     
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    Absolutely worthless. Only fighters that can't beat the REAL champs want those dumbass weight classes. Maybe a class between LHW and HW but that's it. I said maybe too.
     
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    How so? The size differences between fighters would increase and so would extreme weight cutting.
     
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  14. Mesos

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    Makes a lot of sense

    You would change the 170 limit to 175

    So it would be

    125
    135
    145
    155
    165
    175
    185

    Then bigger weight jump to

    205

    And

    265

    Since they are less crowded divisions.
     
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    <TrumpWrong1><TrumpWrong1><TrumpWrong1>

    Fuck no. We don't need more weight classes. There are already twelve - that's at least two too many.

    The consumer interest is paramount, and more weight classes makes it harder to follow the sport, which will lead us in the direction of boxing.

    If guys find it too difficult to make 155 pounds, then they should be fighting at 170. If it is hard to make 185, compete at 205. Maybe you'll be smaller - but you'll also likely be faster, fresher, won't have depleted yourself, and might carry more power.

    Most importantly, adding another weight class would not discourage extreme weight cutting. It might help people like Chiesa and RDA, but it would also encourage some guys who currently make 170 quite easily to attempt a more drastic cut in search of advantage. Wake up. We would just wind up with lots of different people experiencing health difficulties.

    <TheDonald><TheDonald><TheDonald>
     
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    I'm all for it. 165 and 175 would both be solid divisions.
     
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    This^^^^^^
     
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  18. Mesos

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    10 pound weight gaps per division is perfect

    Its wont be a disaster like boxing which has 5lbs per division which is ridiculous
     
  19. HaikenEdge

    HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

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    Nobody would take it seriously because it'd be populated by guys who couldn't cut it at 155 and 170. It'd basically be a division of people who lost to the top guys, because it's a division that literally didn't exist in MMA until Kevin Lee pulled it out of his ass.
     
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  20. Dave Poodle

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    I'm sure there are fighters who would benefit from it but as a viewer it just spreads talent from 2 divisions over 3 and while both are reasonably strong divisions think they'd both suffer considerably. If it was implemented I'm sure I'd get used to it though.
     

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