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Champs of each divison if weight cutting is eliminated?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by PalmStrike, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. PalmStrike Brown Belt

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    Heavyweight wouldn't change but which divisions would?
     
  2. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    HW might change as Jon Jones would be there.

    LHW: Usman
    MW: Khabib
    WW...

    Basically move all the champions 2 weight classes up because they all walk around 2 weight classes above what they fight at (at least).
     
  3. sampuncher Red Belt

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    I'd take Yoel at LHW. I want to see LHW Yoel before he retires.
     
  4. Ghostoftheville Brown Belt

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    Go find his Strikeforce fights
     
  5. PalmStrike Brown Belt

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    I love Jon Jones but think he gets KTFO at heavyweight.
     
  6. Congo66 Silver Belt

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    No way he's walking about at 205, he's fought a LHW before. When Cavalcante knocked him out that was a LHW fight.
     
  7. Koro Blue Belt

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    Machida no-weight-cutting-p4p-GOAT! :D
     
  8. UWPguy Blue Belt

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    TS, you should define what you consider weight cutting. I assume you mean in cage weight when fully hydrated. In that sense we already know that most champs skip past the division above them when rehydrating. Max is probably 160+ in the cage, Khabib probably 175. I remember seeing that Paulo Costa was 213 in the cage against Romero. 27 lb weight gain is insane.

    Reason I say this is that some guys get real heavy between fights so I assume you are implying that getting into fight shape is different from weight cutting.
     
  9. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Yes , this is very tough to gauge. This would be as subjective as it gets.
     
  10. UWPguy Blue Belt

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    Forsure. And I assume a guy like Usman gets into the cage at 195 or so but if he didn't have to make 170, he probably wouldn't restrict caloric intake as much and could be in the cage at 205 with no water cut. He could be 215-220 if he wanted to get big and still be in good shape.
     
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    That would be with no weight cut at all, as most if not all of the WW's walk above 185 lbs, so being LHW's, but going with the ONE FC rules it seems they all got moved only 1 division up and not two, Eddie is fighting at 170, DJ at 135 (and he used to fight over 140lbs), Sage fought at 185 but his fights in the UFC were both at LW and WW, so he could be the one with the biggest "jump", but still, if he was basically a WW in the UFC he got moved only one division up and not two, all of those guys cut some weight but not to the same extent they used to in US orgs divisions.
     
  12. Herwald Red Belt

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    If weight cutting was eliminated, there'd no no Flyweight and Bantamweight divisions whatsoever. FW and LW would be a deserted wasteland with Cejudo as king. But WW/MW would be a massacre fest, complete slaughter factory. Current LHW and most of MW would merge with HW.
     
  13. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    They'd all stay the same. Everything would just move up one weight class.
     
  14. sampuncher Red Belt

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    In the UFC.
     
  15. winkydinks Banned Banned

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    There's no way Yoel walks around at or below 205
     

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