UFC should have height divisions

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  1. PrideJitZoo

    PrideJitZoo Blue Belt

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    People talk about weight advantage all the time so why don’t we have divisions that address height? With all the belts being held up lately the UFC could use more championship fights. Yeah it’s cool to know who’s the baddest man at 205 pounds but it would also be cool to know who is the baddest man under 5’3” as well.
     
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  2. Thecoolguy13

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    Carwin would be height champ for sure. He's a master height cutter
     
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  3. DragonRising

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    Dude no

    Shane carwin would be champ in every division
     
  4. yougotabeeonyourhat

    yougotabeeonyourhat Banned Banned

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    Lol, my thread gets wastelanded yet this buffoonery gets to stay :rolleyes:

    Bang-up job mods!
     
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  5. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Because height usually means little. You can only limit a fight so much before it becomes too ridiculous and pussified. You just have to accept that some people are gifted with certain attributes that others aren't (height, reach, better cardio, speed, etc.) and roll with it.
     
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    Yeah because Ulka Sasaki vs Daniel Cormier is the fight everyone wants to see
     
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    Yoel Romero vs Max Holloway for the 5'10 belt
     
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    PLEASE
     
  10. Fight Professor

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    They would need the official height-ins.
     
  11. LLD2008

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    Stefan Struve is the GOAT then
     
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    Mark Hunt Vs Max Holloway

    Lets do this

    Oh wait, Holloway is an inch taller.

    Not fair.
     
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    Let me know when they make a big titties division or medium titties division.
     
  14. j18lee

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    Honestly, I used to think this was dumb, but if you keep an open mind, what's so ridiculous about height classes? Why is weight classes so much more logical? At the least, both have their pros and cons.

    A few things we know now about weight classes:
    1. They don't really work because fighters not at the same weight at all on fight night.
    2. Fighters are missing their weight cuts often and even the ones who make weight, some are not at their peak shape on fight night due to the hard cuts.
    3. Fans and fighters talk all the time about the huge disadvantage for shorter fighters, so wouldn't it be worth considering if height advantage is important and creates an unfair playing field as weight advantage?

    Going to height classes offers some positives (and some negatives of course)
    1. No more missed weight cuts. Despite the impressive height cuts of Shane Carwin, no one has consistently cut height. It would be relatively easy to eliminate height cutting by using a very good ruler.
    2. Fighters can bulk up all they want. We will have the strongest and biggest fighters at any height class.
    3. A few elite lighter weight fighters with incredible skill will be able to compete with much heavier guys at the same height. This is like the early UFC days.

    Anyhow, will never happen, but if someone never watched sanctioned fights with rules before, the concept of weight classes is no more or less ridiculous than height classes because in a "real" street fight, there are no weight or height classes.
     
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  15. green giant

    green giant Honor still means something................

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    Yeah mark hunt for example would annihilate everyone. Peoples only chance against him is having height and reach, and thats not enough usually.
     

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