UFC should create lighter divisions

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  1. GiTailor

    GiTailor White Belt

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    If they do, there is a chance a Chinese, Indian or Japanese fighter can be champion. In turn, this will lead to a new superstar in that country that will bring in lots of money for the org.
     
  2. Drake

    Drake Guest

    More divisions?

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  3. kashmir

    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    Dildo Baggins UFC Champion 2016!!! Believe
     
  4. IBeLurkin

    IBeLurkin I see you've come to this battle of wits unarmed

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    Ask Mighty Mouse how well that would go over...
     
  5. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    125 is still one of the smaller divisions by population, and the divisional champion draws less than 150k on PPV. They won't add lighter weight classes until at least one of those things changes.

    If they ever add a new men's division, and I hope they don't, I think they'd move Welterweight to 165 lb and add a Light Middleweight 175 lb division, since fighter population is higher around 155-170.
     
  6. GiTailor

    GiTailor White Belt

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    Indian or Chinese household name > PPV buys
     
  7. HaulParris

    HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Any discussion on weight classes is likely to get a lot of dissenters. I do think that with the impending ban on IV rehydration, there will be major shifts between weight classes, and if anything, more fighters are going to move up rather than down in weight.
     
  8. woloo

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    Indian and Chinese are weak race. Ronda/Cyborg could take those male fighters easily. Not being racist or anything. Just saying the fact. Or put them in women's division. At least it would be more competitive.
     
  9. ProJakedChris

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    FLW doesn't even draw, so there isn't really a strong case to make that an even smaller division would be successful when MM PPV numbers would suggest people don't like watching smaller men fight.
     
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    didn't Dana say a year or so ago that they were looking at adding a men's straw-weight division? what ever happened to that?
     
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    I hope not other than Dodson and mm im not into the 125ers , kind of wish they cut that division and make them go to 135
     
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    No it's a horrible idea. You should shutup. And none of those guys are going to be champion. Even if they became champion it would not bring in lots of money for the organization because no one cares about the lighter weight classes. Mighty Mouse couldn't even get into a club even though he's the champion. I doubt some hindu guy is going to revolutionize MMA in Asian.
    Trust me, you're not as smart as me.
     
  14. ProJakedChris

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    There was talk of adding a men's 115, but nothing has come of fruition, yet. The UFC may have dropped the idea for the time being.
     
  15. No Name Needed

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    Ya, there was talk at one point of doing a 105 division with the intention of it being primarily for Mexico and other Latino countries.
     
  16. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    If Mighty Mouse was Chinese he'd be the biggest star in the UFC right now. You think mainstream Rousey is big, wait til you put Mighty Mouse vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (China vs. Japan) on CCTV China and get FIFA world cup final level viewership. Imagine the ad space $$$. Any logo you put on Mighty Mouse would be worth north of 100 million.
     
  17. Speckoh

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    wat? 125 lbs not light enough?
     
  18. timoteo

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    making lighter weight classes is ridiculous. If they added a weight class it would have to be somewhere in the middle of the divisions
     
  19. woloo

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    come on. 125 lbs is light enough. otherwise, he is not a man.
     
  20. mixcontactsport

    mixcontactsport Land of the Illusion, Home of the Brainwashed

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    quite possibly the most racist rant I've read on Sherdog. If the other races are so strong and superior why the need for steroids and peds? why do they have to drop so much weight and fight smaller guys? I have a question for you did you pull the facts out of your ass?
     

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