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The Case for a UFC Welterweight Masters Division

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Fatback96, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    This thread is dedicated to making to case for a Welterweight Masters Division.

    We’ve got several big named fighters in the WW division who keep talking about coming back and would mix nicely with some of the fading WW and LW fighters as well.

    There is not one bad matchup in this entire lineup of Welterweight Fighters.

    Fighters at Welterweight:

    Robbie Lawler

    Matt Brown

    Nick Diaz

    Nate Diaz

    Dan Hardy

    Carlos Condit

    Demian Maia

    Diego Sanchez

    Tim Means

    EDIT:
    Donald Cerrone




    Fighters at Lightweight that could move up:

    Clay Guida

    Jim Miller

    Francisco Trinaldo



    Book it Dana
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  2. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    I would watch. Much better than using them as cannon fodder for up-and-comers
     
  3. ikite103 Orange Belt

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    We dont need to designate a special division to see old guys fight old guys. UFC matchmakers can just book old guys vs old guys or old guys could come out and say they will only accept fights against old guys
     
  4. Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    I wouldn’t quite put Nate in his category just yet. Maia is also still a top 10 fighter at this point.

    Contender Series: The Comeback
    Lawler vs Diaz II
    Cerrone vs Sanchez (already booked)
    Condit vs Means
    Hardy vs Brown
     
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  5. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    Yes I completely forgot about Cerrone!
     
  6. RicardinhoPT Brown Belt

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    Why not have them fight young lions? The young guys can learn from it and the older guys can prove they are still UFC worthy
     
  7. Kid Quick Street Belt Banned

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    Lol at Diego Sanchez.
     
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  8. felmmando Red Belt

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    Huh?? Nick Diaz is on your list but George St.-Pierre isn't???

     
  9. felmmando Red Belt

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    The question is, in that scenario, what happens with the over-the-hill competitor who goes on a tear? Does a long win streak earn him a title shot?
     
  10. Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    It's called Bellator.
     
  11. GaryEric Banned Banned

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    i agree ww fuckin blows now
     
  12. DestinedAussie Green Belt

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    Older retired fighters have talked about this before with a modified ruleset similar to Tennis with the legends tour. Personally I think it is a great idea but only for retired fighters with different rules (some of the ones which were brought up when I first heard about it were shorter rounds, no elbows)
     
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    Watching past prime fighters is not entertaining

    Current rules are already MMA light. We don't need geriatric fights with a
    even more neutered ruleset.
     
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    The natural order is to feed them to up and comers just like they were fed guys closer to retirement.
     
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    Seems more like a Welterweight Seniors Division to me.
     
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  16. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    He isn’t coming back. Nick Diaz supposedly is.
     
  17. FIGHTING TALK Black Belt

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    Make the weight division 190 and let Paul Daley back
     
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  18. felmmando Red Belt

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    If you say so. I periodically hear buzz about each of them coming back (more often about GSP) but haven't seen anything concrete.
     
  19. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    I agree, but I don't want my man Condit fo be fed to the new generation. I watched him fight Alessio / Larson live on TV.
     
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