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  1. dmwalking Sapateiro Belt

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    It's not pretty. It's pretty nuts. In the roughly 20 years that I've been watching MMA, I never thought I'd see the belts jump around like a hot potato across nearly every weight class. I'm honestly blown away. But at the same time, this has been a fun era to witness. This is historic.

    And now I'm asking the same question I asked a while back. Who is going to be the next dominant champ? All we have left is MM and Joanna. We could've had Jones if he would keep himself together.
     
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  2. BoosieBoo Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Only reason MM and Joanna have defended is because their weight classes are fucking terrible. They both get destroyed at the weight class above.
     
  3. frederick Red Belt

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    Actually it sucks, the title doesn't mean anything anymore.

    Everyone is turning out to be false champions and/or cheaters.
     
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  4. LiveFreeorDie Gun Belt

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    The times are a changing under USADA.
     
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  5. Hankooks Stronger than you. Double Yellow Card

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    I'd be more excited if the UFC moved over seas and allowed steroids.
     
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    Something like this and also part that MMA has plateaued in skill
     
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    Its cause the talent improved, there's no longer the big gap in talent during the Anderson/GSP era.
     
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    Robbie won the belt then defended it twice. I wouldn't exactly call that hot potato, he lost his third title defense.

    DJ has defended his belt 8 times. Jon Jones has let his personal life destroy his career, but he's still undefeated in the Octagon.

    RDA defended his belt, then lost his second defense.

    Doesn't seem to me like its too crazy - and it should be expected people don't go on very long title runs when divisions like 155 and 170 have such incredible depth.
     
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    Really makes you appreciate those enormous runs from Silva and GSP.
     
  10. ArtOfDrowning Lecter Belt

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    USADA Bless?
     
  11. dmwalking Sapateiro Belt

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    Fair points. Even still, this year has seen a lot of champs lose their titles.
     
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  12. Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    More like match making. Contenders don't have to work their way up anymore
     
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    Robbie looked flat and deflated just like Aldo did against Conor .. Cream always rises to the top
     
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    This can't be understated.

    Match making in the UFC is basically run entirely on short term earnings at this point. Who knows what direction it will take under new ownership, I'm curious to see if it swings further towards entertainment.
     
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    You think JJ gets wrecked at 125? And MM who fought for a 135 title?

    Great logic there troll account.
     
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    TJ, Cruz both beat that manlets ass. and Joanna is fighting in the worst division in MMA's history.
     
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    There isn't a 125 lb women's division in the UFC
     
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    Dana is replacing Overeem
     
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    If you think aboit it, we are always witnessing history, cause it takes time for light to travel to yuor eye
     
  20. Its just zo Blue Belt

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    Lol @ MM apponents being "fucking terrible"
     
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