We need 195 pounds weight class.

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  1. JustOnce Always learning

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    Feels bit redundant, doesn't it? 185-195-205

    It's even more stupid to have 165 pounds weight class.

    155-165-170

    Fighters who can't cut it at either weight classes want that weight class. But it's stupid af. It would be like flyweight where they can fight at both at that weight class and weight class above, but even more useless because of 5 pounds difference between 165 and 170.
     
  2. Klaavical Black Belt

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    Open weight FTW
     
  3. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    everybody wanna be a champ, but nobody wanna fight their own weight.
     
  4. MileHigher AKA Mile-Hybrid

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    225 would be better. Cruiserweight.
     
  5. histrionics Banned Banned

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    No way

    Heavyweight sucks enough as it is

    Plus the best HWs in boxing and MMA have always been between 215-240
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    It's called Franklinweight.
     
  7. MileHigher AKA Mile-Hybrid

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    Exactly
     
  8. SteveColdStone School of Self Awareness

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    Just make 165, 170 into 175, and then make 185 into 190.
     
  9. Slatersan Brown Belt

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    10 pounds is a lot when the person is small (manlet).

    Not so much for the big fellas.
     
  10. johncola Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    195 is and always has been a bad idea. At that point it'd be significantly worse than boxing. They have 200 and 175 where the UFC has 205 and 185. So 195 would really take the piss.

    While LHW and MW both have talented fighters at the top, neither division is deep. Also, if you take all the average height and reach stats of each division, you know which two divisions are closest? LHW and MW.

    In my opinion the UFC should remove its its divisions entirely, weigh fighters year-round, then just matchmake based on the stats. Divisions are an outdated concept for a big structured organisation like the UFC.
     
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  12. Protagoras Banned Banned

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    It should start at 125 and go up by 10lb increments:

    125
    135
    145
    155
    165
    175
    185
    186+ = HW

    They need to force some of these LHW fighters to move up or down. LHW is the second thinnest division, after HW.

    Forcing most the LHW division into the HW bracket would be way more fun and entertaining.
     
  13. Benoitthegr8 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I’d advocate for two weight classes like OS UFC

    <200 the Petiterest Weight

    >200 the Heavierest Weight

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    Better yet, just have two height classes

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    >5’10” (Superior Homosapien Class)*

    <mma4>
























    * Approved for breeding
    ** Unacceptable for reproduction
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  14. Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    Except the talent isn't there for that weight class, while it certainly is for 165.

    Also pretty much everyone who is in favor of the 165 class agrees that if it happens, 170 needs to get bumped to 175.
     
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    I like your sarcasm. However, you're using "<" and ">" wrong. Reverse them and you're good to go :)
     
  16. Benoitthegr8 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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  17. MrFreeze Blue Belt

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    The last thing we need is to dilute the pool at higher weight classes
     
  18. bufetadanacara Black Belt

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    There are too many weight classes already and adding more would even further reduce the quality of fight cards.
     
  19. accolyte1022 Loner Belt

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    Not to mention guys trying to be "champ champ" f^&king up multiple weight classes.
     
  20. GordonMMARamsey Black Belt

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    I wonder if Jon could make 195...
     

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