Why they should eliminate the Welterweight weight class

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Natesblackshirt, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Natesblackshirt Brown Belt

    Natesblackshirt
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2016
    Messages:
    3,284
    Likes Received:
    7,428
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    There are no clear contenders for the next title shot at 170 aside from Nick Diaz who KO'ed the closest thing to a #1 contender and previous champion Robbie Lawler. This would be the perfect time for the UFC to implement a 175lb division and a 165lb division.

    The gap between 155-170 is too much considering they are the most talent rich weight classes. This would also give them a chance to strip Woodley who they don't like.

    For those that think this is a unnecessary change or too soon, the UFC just added a WMMA division that LITERALLY has one fighter. Discuss.

    IMG_3504.JPG
     
    #1
  2. Reign009 Brown Belt

    Reign009
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,618
    Likes Received:
    7,320
    It's not going to be a popular opinion but I think that there should be more weight classes too.
     
    #2
  3. Toner Brown Belt

    Toner
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    3,141
    Likes Received:
    7,296
    Bellator has the real WW division.
     
    #3
  4. Reign009 Brown Belt

    Reign009
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,618
    Likes Received:
    7,320
    And lol @ Nick Diaz being the #1 contender.
     
    #4
  5. Natesblackshirt Brown Belt

    Natesblackshirt
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2016
    Messages:
    3,284
    Likes Received:
    7,428
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    A 165lb class would have more fighters and talent than 145 and 125 WMMA combined.
     
    #5
  6. Reign009 Brown Belt

    Reign009
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,618
    Likes Received:
    7,320
    WME has slipped. They let so many good fighters walk meanwhile fighters like Magana are still on the roster.
     
    #6
  7. Defeat Unknown Double Yellow Card

    Defeat Unknown
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    8,766
    Likes Received:
    10,017
    I do agree with this part. I'm in favor of the 165 and 175 weight classes. 170 should go. I do like and respect Tyron, though. He could be the last WW champion.

    Tyron should either be bumped up to 175 champion, or be put in an automatic 175 title fight to crown the first champion in the new weight class. It would be good timing right now considering he's injured and there's no standout #1 contender atm.

    In all honesty, I don't know why they don't just bump 170 up to 175. I doubt many WWs would complain, and those who don't like it could drop down to 165.
     
    #7
  8. Leone510 White Belt

    Leone510
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    117
    Nick Diaz has only won 1 fight since coming back from Strikeforce and that was a washed up BJ Penn lol, clear contender
     
    #8
  9. Leone510 White Belt

    Leone510
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    117
    Did you say the gap between 155-170 was to big but they need a 175 division lol
    This is getting good
     
    #9
  10. Koro_11 Red Belt

    Koro_11
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    7,861
    Likes Received:
    10,425
    Hmmm, I dont know, but you make an interesting point. If enough LW's were willing to move up to 165 then yeah, cause LW is loaded. I guess most of 170 would become 175 and a few MW like Kelvin and Hector would move down as well.
     
    #10
    Natesblackshirt likes this.
  11. UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

    UJustGotChaeld
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    30,677
    Likes Received:
    7,756
    They could add 165 and change 170 to 175. But 170 is one of the most prestigious there is.
     
    #11
    Natesblackshirt likes this.
  12. Late Starter White Belt

    Late Starter
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    63
    Kelvin G vs TWood for the inaugural 175lb title. I'd pay to see that!

    Khabib vs Conor for the 165lb belt actually makes some sense too. Conor gets to chase another belt (without defending!) and we finally get a bit of clarity back at 155!
     
    #12
    Natesblackshirt likes this.
  13. Pitier of Fools Purple Belt

    Pitier of Fools
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,378
    Likes Received:
    3,304
    No, they need to get rid of that joke called flyweight and leave the rest of the divisions as is.
     
    #13
  14. DLX Athletic and Explosive Belt

    DLX
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,244
    Likes Received:
    3,049
    Location:
    On the LonzGOAT Banwagon
    Oh, so as soon as the black man takes the throne, people just want to get rid of the weightclass all together. Is that what this is? People weren't saying this when GSP was getting people pregnant.

    [​IMG]
     
    #14
    Black Paladin likes this.
  15. 90 50 Purple Belt

    90 50
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,994
    Likes Received:
    206
    I don't think ten pounds is enough of a gap, too close too many classes and it waters the pool down.
    15 and 20 are good gaps.
     
    #15
  16. DWAYNEAMERICA Brown Belt

    DWAYNEAMERICA
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,858
    Likes Received:
    4,432
    Location:
    USA
    Lol...

    If this is a troll it's genius.

    If it's serious the OP is an absolute retard.
     
    #16
  17. Black Paladin #BrownsForever

    Black Paladin
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,250
    Likes Received:
    434
    Legit LOL at "getting people pregnant."

    "When it comes to the matter of the ENTIRE UFC Welterweight division, GSP, you ARE the father!"--Maury Povich
     
    #17
  18. Ninjarobby Black Belt

    Ninjarobby
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    6,948
    Likes Received:
    789
    Location:
    213
    Secret Diaz love thread
     
    #18
  19. runnpray Full Kit Wanker

    runnpray
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,049
    Likes Received:
    3,009
    Location:
    The closest one on Grindr
    <36>
     
    #19
  20. mjmj Black Belt

    mjmj
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    6,298
    I quit reading at the first sentence. TS is a legit retard.
     
    #20

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"