UFC Made 125lbs for Girls That Were Too Big for 115 or Too Small for 135

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  1. Vulcan

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    and so far in the two 125lbs title fights a fighter has missed weight

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    Still can't believe they have a women's 125 division but not a men's 165 <6>
     
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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    More weight classes is not the answer.
     
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    I am starting to think Whitaker was on the money.

    With Till and Romero getting titleshots after missing weight, it highlights how the promotion has grown lenient with it, and now people just use it to their advantage. They don't give a fuck.
     
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    Wmma is really still in the same phase as the UFC was in the 90’s. There’s no reason for them to have more than one weight class at this point. That will weed out all of the ducks and leave the girls who aren’t afraid to fight any other girl. Then when they have stocked that pond with some real competitors they can begin to split up the weight classes.
     
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    I like 125 and think it holds a ton of potential. However, I will freely admit 125 did not get off to the start most were anticipating. Divisional stagnation for the win!
     
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    Sounds like they need 130 or 127.5
     
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    A women's 125 division makes way more sense than a men's 165lb division.
     
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    How do you figure that?
     
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    As long as people will perpetuate the idea that outweighing your opponent in the cage is worth the life-threatening dehydration, this will keep happening
     
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    I hate WMMA has much as the next guy, but why do we need two divisions five pounds apart? And three divisions 15 pounds apart? That makes no sense. WW isn't that deep as it is, a 165 pound division would totally decimate it.
     
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    he designed a "study" based on fighters weight/gender and it was statistically significant
    or he just made that shit up
     
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  13. chrass

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    I think they should have just had a bout with shevchenko vs someone like gadhela or something for the belt. The tuf shoulda created a contender not a champ. Whole things crazy nicco made weight on the show 3x in a short span of time right? Curious what went wrong on this cut...
     
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    As punishment they should all fight Cyborg and get KTFO.
     
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    Southpaw_27 Blue Belt

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    Why not change 170 to 175 that way it's 10 lbs like almost every other division?125, 135, 145, 155, 165,175, 185.
    Not sure why you believe 170 isn't stacked. the LW and WW division are easily the most competivitve out of all the divisions in the UFC since both weight class's were introduced, even more so in recent years. Not to mention you have more fighters jumping between LW and WW than any other divisions in the UFC. Guys like Masvidal, Cerrone, Diaz, Vick, Khabib, Colby, Lee, Dos Anjos, Felder, Nelson are all guys that are in-betweeners. They either have to kill themselves to make LW or give up a big size advantage to welterweight monsters like Till, Woodley, Perry, Usman, and Ponzinibio. Plus this gives the UFC another champion to push while they flood the market with PPV's that are only headlined by championship fights. Makes plenty of sense in my eyes.
     
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    Well, it depends if you're keeping 170. If you're keeping 170, 165 is idiotic.
     
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    I think they would push 170 to 175 if they ever considered a 165 division. 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185 makes sense to me. Like I said to another guy in here; there’s a lot of in-betweeners in the LW/WW divisions. Many give up a big size advantage to big guys like Till, Woodley, Thompson,Usman, Perry, Ponzi but kill themselves trying to make LW (masvidal, Cerrone dos Anjos, Sanchez, Diaz, Vick, Khabib, Lee).

    I think there’s enough talent to keep all three divisions strong at least in the top 10 for each but I could be wrong about that. I personally would like it just on the thought that it would shake things up a bit for two divisions that feel like have a lot of talent but not much change over at the top due to injuries and champs not defending.
     
  18. chrass

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    I mostly agree but ww doesnt seem ad stacked as it has been. Lower weight classes are becoming more exciting than the higher classes imo
     
  19. BobbyHillComedian

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    There's obviously not enough talent on the wmma roster to sustain 4 weightclasses.

    They are just making the situation worse by diluting it further.

    145 was completely unnecessary also, it was literally created for the sole purpose of giving Cyborg a belt.
     
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    The difference between divisions should be percentage-based, not pound-based. And those suggesting a 165 lb division I imagine are implying that the surrounding weight classes would be redefined.

    i.e. 175, 165, 155
     

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