Championship Defense Question

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  1. msm1981

    msm1981 Blue Belt

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    I'm curios how many times a year are champions required to defend there belts
    since some are only defending one time a year creating back ups in there divisions
    because a good example being Jacare Souza who has been a top five fighter
    for at least 2 years and no title shot even when he has run off wins in a row.
     
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  2. Leinster Rugby

    Leinster Rugby Black Belt

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    There are no strict requirements and policy changes from champ to champ based on what's most profitable
     
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  3. Rabban

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    They should at least have a clause that they need to defend once a year or be stripped. Shits the Wild West out here.
     
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    There is no requirement. UFC does what they want with matchmaking.

    Jacare is 4-4 in his last 8 fights, 2-2 over last two years.
     
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    you must defeat Chris Camozzi 4 times for a title shot
     
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    FreddieRoachsVoice Purple Belt

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    How are Jacare getting screwed threads still happening? I thought those had mercifully been killed off with his last loss
     
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    At least once
     
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    The Hash Slinging Slasher Purple Belt

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    Its really on a case by case basis. whatever dana and co. decide at the time. too bad a lot of it seems to be based more on emotion than logic or some kind of system.
     
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    3 Times a year would be good
    2 times a year is acceptable
    1 time a year is bad, but you barely avoid being stripped
    0 times a year = stripped


    That's how I think it should be.
     
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  10. ferrisjso

    ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    No official policy.

    Unofficially it seems like champs have to defend once a year or an interim belt is created regardless of favoritism in which case might be more like 6 months. Interim champs are stripped if they aren't ready for their unification bout.

    Champs can get away with a fight a year most years though it seems. Especially if popular.
     
  11. BabaluLusegoose

    BabaluLusegoose Yellow Belt

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    It really depends on them two one guys.
     
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    Absolutely right. He's a great fighter but way overrated. Beating Weidman recently doesn't mean much.
     
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    Stalingrad9 Yellow Belt

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    Yoel ? He has 2 losses in the UFC, and only 1 before his last loss. How can he have a shit record ?

    I agree with the guy who said at least once a year. With being champ, new responsibilities must come.
     
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    acannxr Black Belt

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    Cormier last defended the Heavyweight title 6 months and 20 days ago, and will next fight at UFC 241 (9 months, 15 days between title defenses).
    Jones last defended the Light Heavyweight title 2 months and 21 days ago, and will next fight at UFC 239 (4 month, 5 days between title defenses).
    Whittaker last fought at Middleweight 11 months and 14 days ago, and wants to fight next in August (14 months between fights).
    Usman won the Welterweight title 2 months and 21 days ago, and wants to fight next at the end of the year, possibly November/December (9-10 months before first title defense).
    Nurmagomedov last defended the Lightweight title 7 months and 17 days ago, and wants to fight at UFC 242 (11 months, 2 days between title defenses).
    Holloway last defended the Featherweight title 5 months and 15 days ago, and will next fight at UFC 240 (7 months, 20 days between title defenses).
    Dillashaw vacated the Bantamweight title 2 months and 3 days ago; Cejudo and Moraes will fight for the vacant title at UFC 238 (2 months, 20 days between title fights).

    The only champion exceeding one year between fights is Whittaker and that's due to injury.

    As for Souza, he lost against Romero in 2015, won against old Belfort and Boetsch, then lost against Whittaker, and hasn't had a win streak since. If he hadn't lost against Whittaker he would've been fighting for the title instead of Whittaker, so that's on Souza, not the UFC.
     
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    The rules are made up as they go depending on the fighter by this bald headed fuck

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  16. Kvothe_the_kingkiller

    Kvothe_the_kingkiller Green Belt

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    Great post.

    Historically, champs fight about once less per year. Average was 2.5/yr for non champs, 1.5/yr for champs.

    Source is something I read years ago. I'll try to find it.
     
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    UFC. Where the rules are made up and the points don't matter.
     

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