Move the 105-155 weight classes to 110-160?

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  1. johncola

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    I'm suggesting moving up every division under 170 up by 5 rounds. So:

    155 becomes 160
    145 becomes 150
    135 becomes 140
    125 becomes 130
    115 becomes 120
    105 becomes 110
    plus there'd be a potential 100-pound class, probably just for women

    This would populate the men's divisions more evenly. As it stands, WW and LW are by far the biggest weight classes by population, and each division contains fewer fighters as you descend in weight towards Mighty Mouse's division. My proposal would make some Welterweights drop to Lightweight, some Lightweights drop to Featherweight, some Featherweights drop to Bantamweight, and some Bantamweights drop to Flyweight. And if they ever were to institute a Men's Strawweight division, it'd be stronger at 120 than at 115.

    This change wouldn't force any fighters to cut more weight than they do currently. All 155ers, 145ers, and 135ers will have the choice to either cut 5lbs less, or cut 5lbs more. 125ers will all have easier weight cuts.

    And no, this has nothing to do with this guy:

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  4. johncola

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    I say Yes though, and I'm better than you.
     
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    How about move WMMA to Invicta?
     
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    How about you Chill the Fuck out and eat some Turkey & Stuffing.
     
  8. biscuitsbrah

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    lol. Lightweight is still the most stacked division
     
  9. TheWalrusNo9

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    I've always thought the weight classes in MMA were set up stupidly, but I think there needs to be less rather than more.

    Women Only

    Fly = 110 lbs

    Women & Men (They don't fight each other obviously)

    BW = 125 lbs
    FW = 140 lbs

    Men Only

    LW = 155 lbs
    WW = 170 lbs
    MW = 185 lbs
    LHW = 200 lbs
    HW = Above 201 lbs
     
  10. lizliz

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    Disagree. Women need Atomweight & Strawweight... and women who don't walk around at 115 shouldn't be cutting down to 115 to begin with IMO. PVZ I'm lookin at you, girlie.


     
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    I'd like to see at least 15 lbs between 2 divisions
    Not gonna happen tho
     
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    Back in the day when LHW was the most star studded division by far, I thought a similar move would do wonders for the MW and HW divisions. After Jones wrecked LHW though, it makes me wonder what would happen if the UFC actually did this.
     
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    Agreed. Though I don't see what's funny, or what's relevant to my thread
     
  15. johncola

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    Educate me
     
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    Five pounds up, five pounds down, what it really boils down to is do you want to be a fucking fighter?
     
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    I agree. 160 is better number for LW.
     

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