One weigh in that lasts forever

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  1. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    That's right, a minimum weigh in. You have 2 months to prepare, then whatever you weigh in at determines your weight class for the next some number of years.

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  2. RicardinhoPT Brown Belt

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    You okay bro?

    This is one of the most stupid ideas I've ever heard. And I heard a bunch of them
     
  3. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    So people weigh in as low as they can then completely disregard it and bulk up as much as possible?
     
  4. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Well, your weight class is determined by your minimum weight. Even though fighters will cut a ridiculous amount of weight, it is fair since so will all fighters. Furthermore, they save themselves the physical damage of repeated weight cutting, and the public the disappointment cancelled fights due to weight misses. Furthermore, fighters will put on more exciting performances because no weight cuts before fights.
     
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  5. RicardinhoPT Brown Belt

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    So Cormier can fight at middle weight and fight at 265 pounds?
     
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    Lol great first post.
     
  7. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Yes, but so can Ngannou. The names of the weight classes would no longer have any meaning relative what they actually fight at, they would simply mean what their minimum weight is. So for example, perhaps Minimum Weight Class 180 would actually be the new heavyweight, if you insist on giving it a name that has something to do with what they actually fight at.
     
  8. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Massive weight-cutters should suffer every time.
     
  9. King of Fists Mobile Platinum Member

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    This idea is so bad it's good, I'm in.
     
  10. dipstickjimmy Red Belt

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    I have a much better solution that makes more sense.
    3 weight checks leading to the fight and 3 random checks.
    If you are outside the weight class it is a 10% fine each time, no exceptions. If the weight check shows up after a big meal and you are over the class you agreed to fight in, it is a fine.

    Weight classes shift:
    Fly W 145 and less
    BW 146-155
    FW 156-165
    LW 166-175
    SLW 176-185
    WW 186-195
    MW 196-205
    SMW 206-215
    LHW 216-230
    HW 231-265
    SHW 266 +

    Fighters choose the class they are able to stay within for 6 weeks leading up to the fight. Weigh in 6 weeks out, 3 weeks out and fight night before heading to the cage. Plus 3 random checks.
     
  11. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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  12. A.S. Deep Red Belt

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    I'm down for this just for the sheer hilarity that could happen.

    Ngannou @MW
    Stipe @WW
    Rumble @LW
    Conor fighting 4'11" midgets in a new 95lbs division
     
  13. Doug and bugs Yellow Belt

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    This is an okay idea.
    But what about instead of before the fight, the fighters get weighed in two months after the fight?
    And what if instead of numbers, they get their weight reported with letters that don't form words?
     
  14. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    To simple minds, anything new seems stupid.
     
  15. TheJohnnyWalkerEra Black Belt

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    Each man gets to bring a bag of weapons into the cage (no guns or blades)

    The catch is that your opponent picks two weapons from your bag, one for him and one for you. You also do the same from your opponents bag

    Thus it would behoove the combatants to secretly become a master in two obscure weapons which their opponent is unfamiliar with
     
  16. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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    I comprehend the concept

    the idea is just flat out stupid

    weight classes in all combat sports exist for a reason - think about that for a second

    so basically guys starve for 2 months to get to as low as possible and then put back on as much bulk as possible ?

    if you think watching 250 rumble johnson fight 185 guys will make the sport better please refer back to the video I sent
     
  17. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    But what really is the difference between that and what currently happens, except guys starve for 2 months to get as low as possible before every fight, putting at risk every fight, hurting their bodies in the long term, and putting on less exciting fights?

    Also 250 Rumble wouldn't be fighting guys who are 185 on the night of the fight, just like 250 Rumble isn't fighting guys who are 205 in his last few fights.
     
  18. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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    the difference is that because they make weight the day prior they are going to be relatively similar in size

    your system is absurd but would allow for a much larger variation in size
     
  19. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Happens anyway now.
     

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