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How Did UFC Determine The Weight Of Each Weight Class?

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  1. Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    Was it based on like average weights of fighters of certain heights or something?

    What made them and the commissions say these specific weights are what we will use?
     
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    Pulled them out of their asses.
     
  3. Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    Must have been very uncomfortable living with all those weight classes in their asses
     
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  5. Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    Sherdog is such a great place to ask questions
     
  6. MCMXCIX Purple Belt

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    How the fuck are we going to know?
     
  7. One MMA Fan #1

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    Combination of wrestling/boxing weight classes.. cherry picking them and adjusting them to have less and fuller.

    Needs an update.
     
  8. Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    I thought Sherdoggers knew everything
     
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    I knew it
     
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  12. MCMXCIX Purple Belt

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    They only think they do. but really we don't know shit lol.
     
  13. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    I dont know what the right answer is but this is 1000% wrong.
     
  14. shaffmeister GRACIE BARRA

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    Your font is fucking ridiculous
     
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    It was gradual. And it was more arbitrary than scientific.

    The first weight limit was 200 lbs. Heavyweights above 200 and Lightweights below 200.

    Then they added 170 lbs.

    Then they added 155 lbs.

    Then after they made the Unified Rules of MMA, they added a 265 cap to HW, and made a new 185 class, Lower weight classes 145, 135, 125, 115 have been added over time. They also moved 200 to 205, maybe because of Tito but I don't really know.
     
  16. dildos Steel Belt

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    Well 205 was created for Tito
     
  17. Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    I wonder how many fighters actually like these weight classes. How many wish they weren't so specific or something. What about a guy who is in his best fighting shape at 195 or 165? Sucks for them I guess
     
  18. Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    Why not have Junior Welterweight- 165 and Super Middleweight- 195 and Cruiserweight- 225
     
  19. yeguiza Red Belt

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    In fact I think Tito Ortiz had something to do with the 205 division

    it was his best weight so they decided to make LHW at 205

    In pride 205 was MW
     
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    They're about to create a women's 195 lb division for Ronda Rousey.
     

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