Mighty Mouse: "Rousey vs. Cyborg @ 135 is Garbage."

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  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/9/1...ousey-vs-cyborg-at-135-thats-garbage-ufc-news

    I completely agree with him. Thoughts?
     
  2. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    i agree. No reason they cant just have the fight at 145 or 140 catchweight. If ronda wins, then awesome, if she loses then she can still reign at 135 and be champ while cyborg gos back to her 145 division
     
  3. ravstar

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    I have had the exact same views on this whole situation. Cyborg at 135 lbs I could only imagine is a fraction of a fighter of what she is now.
    Catchweight at 140 or bust.
    By the way, I even think 140 lbs is going to be a crazy tough cut for her.
     
  4. hotcurlyweenie

    hotcurlyweenie Black Belt

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    I just don't see a champion fighting heavy to accommodate a challenger who has juiced to build herself heavy. I don't get it.
    If Ronda can fight healthy at 135, which clearly she can, and Cyborg can't make that weight without being a health issue, clearly their not equal in weight.
     
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    Mighty mouse trying to stay relevant
     
  6. manu1433

    manu1433 Blue Belt

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    That's exactly what Mayweather did to fight Canelo

    Floyd fights at 147....Canelo fights at 154....152lbs catchweight

    a ton of Pac's fights were at catchweights

    combat sports use them all the time....even champions....unfortunately, Honda is ducking the only semi-threat she even has in WMMA
     
  7. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    He is right for sure, they will still push for this though like crazy.

    A catch weight makes the most sense and even then idk how well Cyborg would make it.
     
  8. RafailNadull

    RafailNadull Brown Belt

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    He's right, but then many don't want Ronda to be challenged, they want her to beat Cyborg down as brutally as possible to prove them right.

    Ronda would be the favourite at 145 too. The superfight at that weight would certainly give us a better fight, but it likely won't happen.
     
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    Well this isn't buying him much favor with the UFC, props for speaking his mind given his position
     
  10. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    They should fight at 140 pounds and case closed.
     
  11. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    Cyborg has a belt too


    Its not about cyborg taking rondas belt. its about the fight itself. title dosnt matter
     
  12. CountOfSoCal

    CountOfSoCal Black Belt

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    People around here bring up how bad weight cutting is in this sport, yet they want Cyborg to cut an extra ten pounds.
     
  13. manu1433

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    seriously, I don't think anybody gives a rats ass about some silly WMMA belt

    this is a legacy fight for Honda
     
  14. RafailNadull

    RafailNadull Brown Belt

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    Yeah. The title is utterly, completely meaningless. A mere device to establish a hierarchy and set up fights. Boggles the mind that some moron fans still care about the title. It's all about the fights.
     
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    DJ knows.
     
  16. SuperNerd

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    All true, and if Cyborg wins?

    UFC just rented their top PPV draw to a Invitca fighter with no spot on the UFC roster for her.

    UFC is not going to give the hype of "the person to beat Rousey" to a fighter who can't fight under their banner.

    Until UFC opens a 145 division or Cyborg makes 135, I don't see the discussion of the fight going further than this for Zuffa.
     
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    The problem (and people always seem to forget about this... or they just don't know) is that Rousey fought 4 times at 145.
    So she could do one more.
    Anderson Silva fought at 205 three times. Why can't Rousey fight at 145 once more?

    "Because she is the champion, the challenger should come at 135..." fuck this shit.

    Move up to 145 and fight Justino.
     
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    Canelos camp decided what weight to fight at
     
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    One of the only reasons I could respect Demetrious. If he could continue to speak out against the UFC and their tactics, I'll become a fan.
     
  20. SuperNerd

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    Hopefully he drinks beers and stuns Dana White, then a handicapped ladder match as punishment on RAW.
     

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