The Great Flyweight Purge

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  1. shinobimusashi

    shinobimusashi Green Belt

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    Didn't they do something similar to this to 155 back in the day, I can't remember but when BJ and Uno fought to a draw in the rematch they basically purged the division right? Guys like Genki Sudo, Duane Ludwig, Uno, etc either were gone or moved up to welterweight. There was no champion, BJ moved up to Welterweight, they still had Yves Edwards who was bad ass and basically like the uncrowned champ fighting only on the prelims(which were not shown anywhere at the time).
     
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    Probably all ONE bound.
     
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    Enlighten me then, cuz all the marquee fighters in 125 were from 115 or 135 to begin with.
     
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    DJ is the lowest drawing PPV champ in recent history. Given he has had some pretty spectacular performances and set a record, clearly there is very little interest in actually paying to see small fighters.
     
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    Seems like this was some sort of error. ufc.Com now has #15 Eric Shelton
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Ray Borg is moving up to Bantamweight.
     
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    Only Here for Attachments Free from yellow thanks to my state's congress

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    Ulka Sasaki is fighting in RIZIN now
     
  9. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Justin Scoggins was signed by Rizin:

     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Ulka Sasaki was also signed by Rizin:

     
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  12. Mmmmmmma1234

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    So with the 2019 bookings of 233 Benavidez v Figueiredo (dissapointing I was looking forward to Figueiredo vs a top BW) then moving TJ v Henry so this isn't even only as a backup.
    And bibulatov vs bontorin on ESPN 2+
    Does everyone think that the UFC flip-flopping their idea to cancel 125 they've never officially announced it was gone too?
     
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    Mighty Mouse will go down in infamy. There is nothing he can do to redeem himself after this. He's the main reason this is happening.
     
  14. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I know you try to force that you're always right, but c'mon man.

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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    fuck all to do with "trying to force that im always right"

    i looked him up on tapology, and went from that, thats all

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    but if you wanna be a knob about it do your own fucking trawling through the rankings for fighters that have moved/changed.

    i said possible.. just because a media member presumes its flyweight doesnt mean it is.

    but as above, if you are gonna be a knob about it...
     
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    Could have just left it at "I got bad intel from tapology." Really no need to go scorched earth.
     
  18. -Dim-

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    nah, bollocks to it, my tolerance of people who just wanna bitch is pretty low. no scorched earth, I just wont contribute further
     
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    So they have now scheduled another flyweight bout for next year, between Kai Kara-France and Raulian Pavia who won on the Contender Series.

     

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