Most stacked division?

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  1. Young Turkey

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    I have to say welterweight at the moment.

    So many possible and hungry contenders... Rory, lawler, Woodley, brown, Lombard, and maybe even Dong or Saffiedine.
     
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    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    welter then lw

    welter has hendricks, lombard, woodley, rory, lawler, condit, tarec, dong, brown, then guys like nelson, thatch, mein, pyle, laflare, kelvin g, wonderboy thompson, its an amazing division top to bottom
     
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    I agree..
     
  4. Young Turkey

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    Right I forgot Condit since he's injured but even guys like Wonderboy and Gunnar are exciting and they're not even top 10 yet. Kelvin g and thatch definitely have potential. Not so sure about Pyle and Mein tho
     
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    At least on thousand threads on this, why dont you just go look there? Even though WW, LW and FlW
     
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    Talent in MMA is a bell curve

    WW is the best, LW/MW are 2nd tier, LHW/FW are 3rd tier, HW/BW/FlyW are 4th tier, WBW is amateur tier
     
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    WSW
    WW
    MW
    LW
    FW
    LHW
    BW
    FLW
    HW
    WBW

    In that order
     
  9. TheLoneWolf527

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    I say Lightweight

    I think Welterweight looks more stacked than it actually is because all of the guys are around the same level, but that's because they've all lost at least once very recently or haven't fought higher competition yet. Lightweight for whatever reason seems more unpredictable at this point for me.
     
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    i mentioned mein because i feel he has a lot of potential and pyle because he has been on a solid run other than the rory and brown loses. i feel he could be a #10-15 fighter for a while even at his age
     
  11. Young Turkey

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    I didn't see any on the front page, and this is something that is always changing
     
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    well ww and lw both have 96 fighters, while mw and fw have 64ish. but the poster who said its a bell curve, is actually pretty accurate. most stacked division changes all the time, but lw and ww are usually in top 3 most stacked. just based off numbers alone...
     
  13. Young Turkey

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    True but a little while ago, lhw was more stacked than mw
     
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    145-185 without a doubt.

    Though FLYW has been exciting, atleast the top 10.
     
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    Still LW.

    1. LW
    2. MW
    3. WW
    4. FW
    5. BW
    6. LHW
    7. FLW
    8. HW
    *. Fem
    9. STW
    10. SHW
     
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    It's still LW imo. FW and WW are probably next, and it's no coincidence.
     
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    Welter
    Light heavy
     
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    The main contenders in the WW are mw reject, LW is clearly number one
     
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    WW and LW represent just about the center of the data set for the world's population with respect to the size of human males (in lean muscle mass after accounting for the cutting of weight). They should always be the most stacked theoretically.

    Excluding all other variables excepting the number of athletes available for each weight class the distribution should look like this from top to bottom. I am considering (in my wholly unscientific analysis) the fact that good athletes on he tail containing the larger portion are often syphoned off by other sports.

    1. LW,WW
    2. FW
    3. MW
    4. BW
    5. LHW
    6. FLW
    7. HW

    FLW perhaps should be ahead of LWH (actual study needed)

    For the women I would venture it should look like this:
    1.SW
    2. AtW
    3. BW
    4. FW
     

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