Do smaller weight divisions duck more often?

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  1. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    Obviously no division is perfect and people like Bisping exist, but it seems like as you go down in weight classes, the ducking becomes more common and more blatant, doesn't it?

    GDR, Conor, Mighty Mouse ducking TJ, Nicco, Ronda ducking Cyborg, Cyborg ducking the Nunes fight. While at the heavyweight level, guys want nothing more than to break each other's faces regardless of the size difference.

    Not unlike woodland creatures, tiny people naturally frighten more easily. Which might be why we should close some of those divisions.

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  2. wilKO

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    You are being selective and biased.

    You could argue:

    Shogun ducked Glover
    Anderson ducked Shogun/Jones/Machida
    Fedor ducked UFC/Overeem
    Randy ducked Nog when he was champ
    Rashad ducked Anderson
    A lot of LHWs ducked Anderson
    Jones ducked Chael/HW division

    There's as much evidence in those ducking claims as yours.
     
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    Lord Ashley Barnes Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

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    Also add Jones ducked heavyweight division.
     
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    Jones ducked USADA testers.
     
  5. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Yep
     
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    Mighty Mouse ducked so hard that Karma had to hit him back upside his head
     
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    Yup just like the women duck nore as well
     
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    Jones fought Chael and broke his toe off
     
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    Yeah but he ducked him at 151
     
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  10. jeff7b9

    jeff7b9 Red Belt

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    As opposed to blocking?
    Or getting hit?

    Probably.
    Them little fellas move quickly.
     
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    Also Cain ducked Rhonda
     
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    SuperNerd Off Season Mode.

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    You're talking about a lot of weight classes, some deep ones, vs. one, slow, shallow, old division.
     
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    Who has Conor ducked? Lmao
     
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    Shit maybe it was karma that spiked Jones's roids.
     
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    Conor fought Aldo in his prime, wanted to fight RDA and is now fighting Khabib who on paper is the worst possible match up. What crack are you smoking? Cyborg also signed to fight Nunes multiple times and Nunes delayed the fight.
     
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    Right? He fought Diaz immediately after being embarrassed by him, Aldo in his prime, now is fighting Khabib who's undefeated and the best grappler in the division which is Conor's weakest skill. Dudes a hater.
     
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    It’s hard to duck when you have the same top 10 fighters for about a decade. HW is shallow as fuck.
     
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    GSP ducked Anderson.
     
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  20. EGarrett

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    You can argue about that, but none of those were actual booked fights that those guys pulled out of in the way Mighty Mouse, GDR, Montano etc did. I don't think Ronda vs. Cyborg was ever officially booked, I'll grant you that, but that was about as blatant as you can otherwise get.
     

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