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  1. farrella Orange Belt

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    Having never seen a superheavyweight class is it just a freak show? It would be nice to see people that don't have to cut or can't cut to 265 go at it.
     
  2. ShoopNazi Purple Belt

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    "SHW? YES! Count me in."

    -Ronda Rousey
     
  3. Michael Wetzel Blue Belt

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    UFC should uncap the heavyweight division, or at least raise the limit to 285. It could attract more failed football and basketball players. Pride allowed Bob Sapp to fight Big Nog.
     
  4. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    Super Heavyweight's have enough cardio to last between 20 and 30 seconds.
     
  5. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    why on earth is there a 265 limit anyways? there's no upper limit in boxing or BJJ (although there is a limit in olympic wrestling.)

    it's hard enough as is to find good big men. why force them to cut weight to reach 265?
     
  6. melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    Yeah it's pretty much a shit show, if it was a UFC weight class I'm sure some of the more legit HWs would start fighting at that weight class but it would still be mostly fat guys.

    What we really need is a Women's HW division

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  7. Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    The division izn't deep enough.

    Maybe Bellator will be interested.
     
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    usually your posts are on point, but this one isn't.

    It's actually a quote from Kenny Florian.
     
  9. Zanmato Black Belt

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    most of the heavyweights already suck, no more please
     
  10. kflo Titanium Belt

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    what failed basketball players can't make 265?
     
  11. kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    The 265 lbs cap makes no fuckin sense. Don't tell me that it's there to prevent fatties with dodgy heart from competing because that doesn't make any sense either.
     
  12. JAGDPANZER209 STONED TO THE BONE

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    Dada 5000 reference?
     
  13. funksoulbrother I'm the guy that drinks the beer

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  14. rurouni Black Belt

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    Need to bump all weight classes up 10 lbs and 20 lbs more for HW
     
  15. kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    No, not really. Some guys make the argument that it would lead to grossly overweight fighters competing inside the octagon. The performances would be terrible and with morbidly obese dudes throwing leather, it'd be a trainwreck about to happen. I don't see how that makes sense. UFC could independently try to get their medicals done, comprehensively, if they don't trust the athletic commission with their methods, problem solved.
     
  16. cOugAr_LIbRe_85 Brown Belt

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    No need for a SHW div, just uncap the 265 limit at HW. it's retarded there is a limit anyway
     
  17. Grandore White Belt

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    Who the hell would even be natural for a SHW division? Butterbean and maybe Akebono?
     
  18. Ruthless_RL Banned Banned

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    Super heavyweight would be between Ronda and Matt Serra
    At least Serra wouldn't drop 30lbs to be a heavyweight <41>
     
  19. Clippy I'M HUNGRY!!!

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    It's just two mega fat people who take a nap in the middle of the ring/cage until the ref gets bored and randomly picks one to win
     
  20. Xtal Green Belt

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    Unfortunately they've done super heavyweight in the past and it turns into a shitshow of zero cardio and guys gassing in 20 seconds.
     

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