Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Fossor, Jan 21, 2020.
Would not be in the least surprising
This would coz such a meltdown, everyone wants a 165 belt, but they'd rather cut their dicks off than see Conor fight for that belt...
It would be completely legitimate if anyone else won it of course.
170 would need to become 175.
Doesn't that leave 185 too close? I think you'd need 155, 165, 175, 190, 210.
I don't think so, I think at that weight there's enough bodies to fill those divisions, i'd go.
But then you jump from 10 pounds between divisions (175-185) to 20 between divisions (185-205), with no 15 pound difference. To me it makes more sense to go 165-175-190-210-235 (if you wanted to add another class above 210). Then the differences go 10, 15, 20, 25 between divisions.
The no limit makes sense, but I vaguely recall there was some marketing reason for putting in a 265 pound limit (Olympic wrestling added it as well), though I don't remember what it was, possibly something about steroid use?
I think the bigger gap at heavier weights make sense, those divisions are a bit too thin as it is to filter them into 2 divisions, as for the no limit stuff, I think it'd make for some fun freak show fights, maybe it would be better to have a 265 limit and add a super HW after that.
Increasing gap sizes makes sense, but the jump in gap from 10 to 20 pounds doesn't make sense to me. I'd want a 15 pound gap in there.
Having said that, adding more weight divisions is one of the things that hurt boxing, just too many champions for people to care about. I'd prefer to go back to just four divisions, something like: under 140, 160, 200, over 200.
Size makes a major difference in fighting, but no moreso than in other contact sports like basketball, football, hockey, rugby, and yet those sports do very well (better than boxing and MMA) despite not having weight divisions.
Jorge was ringside with the BMF belt hoping to catch Conors attention.
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