Let's Make Atomweight for Michelle

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Your opinion on creating a new 105-lb division

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    “I would love for there to be a 105-pound division for Michelle," said Mike Winkeljohn to BJPENN.com. "She is small for the division, but with that being said, she is right there. It is only the top two or three girls that are doing it to her at the moment that using the size. She is back in the gym and knows she made some mistakes. I’m thinking Joanna is going to win the world title, but we are trying to get Michelle to get some muscle and try to get that back.

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    "Michelle is a highly marketable and a great fighter and can go against any fighter in the division. She is going to work on some skills and work on muscle.”

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  2. GrayArea

    GrayArea Purple Belt

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    There is already a 105lb division in Invicta where it belongs... along with women’s 115, 125, 135, and 145
     
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  3. EXOICHO

    EXOICHO Brown Belt

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    Yes. it made no sense to make WMMA divisions for 135 and 145, where there is significantly lower talent pools than 105 and 115
     
  4. theleerygoose

    theleerygoose Green Belt

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    Makes more sense than Mens flyweight.
     
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  5. Ironnik94

    Ironnik94 Eggplant Belt

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    As long as the talent is there, why not?

    It'd generally help a lot if the UFC would pay their fighters better though, making for more athletes chosing fighting as their career.
     
  6. Zebra Cheeks

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    ABSOLUTELY NOT. WMMA is actually doing quite well right now. I think nunes and Zhang are going to be fantastic for WMMA. The LAST thing the ufc should do is spread out the talent. The top of the women’s divisions are pretty solid, but there’s no arguing the talent is not deep. A rank 15 middle weight vs a rank 5 middle weight for men’s is competitive. For women it’s a slaughter. It sucks for Michele but there needs to be at least 15 people in mind before creating a division or you get men’s flyweight 2.0
     
  7. Matthew Fedler

    Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    Counter-offer: introduce weight cutting restrictions and most fighters will move up a weight class. Michelle could stay at 115 presumably. They could bring in some Atomweights from Invicta to fill out that division from there.

    145 might even be a legitimate division afterwards.
     
  8. Kenny Powerth

    Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    I don’t want her losing any more of that thickness. Ya feel me?

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  9. ThePatriot

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    No more divisions please, no more meme belts
     
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  10. sdpdude9

    sdpdude9 Brown Belt

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    Meh, there’s hardly enough talent to justify how many women’s divisions there are already.
     
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  11. Satan's Daddy.

    Satan's Daddy. Green Belt

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    105 just sounds too unhealthy for my tasting for a grown adult don't matter what gender u are..
     
  12. theleerygoose

    theleerygoose Green Belt

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    Nah i disagree. If your a 5'2 female 115 might be a perfectly healthy weight (assuming a 10lb cut to 105).
     
  13. Iron Skin

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    Do a midget division already.
     
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    She cant make 105 anymore

    She's fought 1/3 of her career at 105, the rest at 115 and higher (even as high as 125)

    The whole "shes an atomweight" is a bit of a myth

    And shes already said she would never go back to 105, one weight cut the doctors could not even find her pulse.






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    Even prior to joining the UFC she had fought as many times at 115+ as 105
     
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  15. Hellowhosthat

    Hellowhosthat Purple Belt

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    If they ever do make 105 it'll likely to be to try and capitalise on Angela Lee's popularity in South East Asia.
     
  16. Satan's Daddy.

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    yeah depends really, you're right from that perspective, shorter girls can pull it off healthier.. Thank you for clarifying that up.
     
  17. AleYeah

    AleYeah Jacked white boy

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    “Neutral” is the closest option I saw to “Don’t care”, so that got my vote.
     
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  18. MMAGA

    MMAGA Belt of Truth

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    105 lbs.??? This isn't pron!
     
  19. Hellowhosthat

    Hellowhosthat Purple Belt

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    Anyway, I wouldn't mind it, I feel like 115 is the strongest women's division by far and 105 is probably well within the range of the weight your average woman would make if she was in fighting shape. There's enough fighters out there to make a half decent division already and more would surely follow.

    If the division had Angela Lee, Tecia Torres, Ayaka Hamasaki, Seo Hee Ham, Jinh Yu Frey, Ashlee Cummins, Viviane Pereira, Lyndsay VanZandt, Xiong Jingnan and Alesha Zappitella then I feel that's an okay start.
     
  20. SCTwins

    SCTwins Red Belt

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    A year or so ago I would have said yes, because she is a little cutie.

    But she got so annoying with her 'Mom champ' shit that she can stay where she's at.
     

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