Interim belts must be abolished!

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  1. Hirashin

    Hirashin World class striking

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    They make no sense, they only make mess out of things.
    If a champ doesn't defend in 6 months, strip him. No excuses.
    There can be only one!
     
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    thobra Red Belt

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    Sounds right.
     
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    BMF belts are even more meaningless.
     
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    OP not in favor of the BMF interim belt.
     
  5. Hirashin

    Hirashin World class striking

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    We know that, even dana confessed its a one off marketing gimmick to sell that fight.
     
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    why did i read your post in Donald Trump voice?
     
  7. Hirashin

    Hirashin World class striking

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    I like that fight, but that belt is troll job.
     
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  8. Hirashin

    Hirashin World class striking

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    Thank you!
     
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    kalabula Black Belt

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    The UFC makes more money when a belts in the line. So they’ll continue to exist.
     
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    It will never happen. UFC rarely caters to the hardcore fans. UFC is under the illusion that the interim belts will translate into more ppv buys from casual fans than a number one contender fight would. Having a title on the line, even if the hardcores know that it is illegitimate, is a marketing strategy to increase their revenue.
     
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    The UFC seems to have this weird rule that every PPV has a title fight, so they make up interim belts and BMF belts. I don't really get it
     
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    Literally every champion would get stripped then
     
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    Hirashin World class striking

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    No, only the inactive ones. ANd the champs would care to keep on defending their belt instead of stalling for as long as possible
     
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    It's nice that they do belts so people could track who is on top and what have you, but to me none of that matters. Like when bisping had the belt we all kind of knew he wasn't the greatest out there. Belts are fun but if you pay attention to the sport they don't mean anything, the best fighter is the best fighter. Jon Jones was the best even with DC taking over in his absence.
     
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    Hirashin World class striking

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    Thats why you have to defend your belt. You can't defend your belt 9 times on pure luck.
     
  16. Londonjitsu

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    The espn deal means they have to have a belt on the line every ppv.

    Hence the bmf belt.

    Interims are a life saver.
     
  17. Fwaming Dwagon

    Fwaming Dwagon Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I kinda agree especially with BMF belt. UFC tries so hard to be corporate and "professional" while bringing in a joke like BMF belt. Give it to Bisping since he won a championship with one eye.
     
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    Or they'd start defending within 6 months
     
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    RockyLockridge Red Belt

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    I absolutely disagre. Interim belts do not need to be abolished. they need to be more important. they need strict guidelines for what it MEANS to be an interim champ so that it doesn't seem meaningsless.
    here are some suggestions

    -If you win an interim title and defend it, You're promoted to champion.
    -You can only be interim champ for 6 months, if the champion doesn't schedule a fight within those 6 months the champion is stripped.
    -Champions cannot get an immediate rematch if they lose to an interim champion.

    Stuff like that would make it matter.
     
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    6 months is too Short. 5 rd fights just naturally cause injures due to the length. Unless they somehow get out of every fight injury free they likely aren't hitting that 6 month quota often while fighting the best in their respective division. Interims definitely need to be dialed back, this booking interim fights every time they don't have a legit title fight to headline with is garbage. But when used sparingly and at the right times interim belts are a great thing to have around.
     

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