Weight classes need a shake up

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  1. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    RDA was obviously undersized

    You playing with legacies and lives outchea


    If any 2 divisions could survive a split it's 155 and 170
    Both are incredibly deep


    Tear it down
    Start at 130 and go up every 10lbs
    130
    140
    150
    160
    170
    180
    190
    200
    210
    Unlimited

    Roster is deep enough but people fear change
     
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    Go to bed, ts.
     
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    A change is needed
    Did you see the size difference?
    This was a man that can't make 155 but is too small for 170

    Great fighters like RDA deserve better
     
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    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    That's too many weight classes

    I'd be fine with a 165 division but that's it... And even that I can live without

    RDA's size discrepancy had more to do with the height and reach disadvantage more so than the weight... And height and reach have little to nothing to do with your overall weight
     
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  5. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    It's literally 1 more weight class than we currently have

    More freedom for the fighters and prolly more champ vs champ superfights

    It's the wave

    We stuck in our ways
     
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    They may flame you but I agree 100%
     
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    I am down only for splitting 170 into 165 and 175.
     
  8. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Off Season Mode.

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    I've been ready for the superweight classes for a couple years now. Lets get it going... We're only messing with MMA history. These weight classes are inevitable imo.

    We don't need to change the rules, the weight classes already exist. UFC has to adopt them.

    Weight class Upper weight limit
    Strawweight 115 lb (52.2 kg)
    Flyweight 125 lb (56.7 kg)
    Bantamweight 135 lb (61.2 kg)
    Featherweight 145 lb (65.8 kg)
    Lightweight 155 lb (70.3 kg)
    Super lightweight 165 lb (74.8 kg)
    Welterweight 170 lb (77.1 kg)
    Super welterweight 175 lb (79.4 kg)
    Middleweight 185 lb (83.9 kg)
    Super middleweight 195 lb (88.5 kg)
    Light heavyweight 205 lb (93.0 kg)
    Cruiserweight 225 lb (102.1 kg)
    Heavyweight 265 lb (120.2 kg)
    Super heavyweight N/A
     
  9. Katsushyro

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    There is not enough talent to fill that many divisions, not to mention aggravating this double champ thing. We would have even triple champs holding divisions.

    RDA is a small WW, but he is a bit on the bulkier side, he seems that much smaller because he is short.
     
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    TS has it right. At least TRY to eliminate some of this weight cutting nonsense.
     
  11. Mask Of Winters

    Mask Of Winters Silver Belt

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    Get rid of WMMA. Problem solved. This isn't college sports, Dana's not being legally forced into having females fight in the UFC.
     
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    I'd love a 165, 175, and 195. No need for a 225 imo, the heavier you go, you see the law of diminishing returns in regards to size, 206 and up is fine. The 2 best fighters in the world are 205ers anyway(Cormier and Jones)
     
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    Times change but MMA doesn't move with it

    These current fighters are stuck with a weight class system that doesn't fit this era
     
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    I'm fine with:

    125
    135
    145
    155
    165
    175
    185
    195
    205
    Heavyweight

    Having sort of random 15 and 20 pound weight class discrepancies seems retarded. There are a bunch of fighters in the "in-between" for 170-185 and 185-205. If you want to draw the line for heavyweights at 206+, that's cool. But pretending like those weight jumps make sense is dumb as fuck.
     
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    There is more than enough talent

    155 and 170 are deep AF
     
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    Not this shit again. No additional divisions to accommodate anyone, please. Too small at 170 and wanna fight at 155? MAKE THE FUCKING WEIGHT. UFC events have already been watered down as they are.
     
  17. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    My 130lbs and then every 10lbs up to 210lbs would be fire
    Trust
    We'd get dream fights you'd never thought you'd see
     
  18. Joshuaace

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    Nah. Roster is 2 large now. Eliminating the tweener guys is a natural way to reduce the roster.
     
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    I really don't care about "star power" or "dream fights" for this discussion.

    The division has merits or it doesn't. Almost every combat sport has more weight classes than the UFC. Sports with no grappling do.

    The idea Peter X has to compete at 205 his entire career in the UFC, against weight cutting heavyweights, because the "sport wasn't popular enough", even though in hindsight would have been a GOAT contender at 190 is garbage to me.

    We're treating our sport like a gimmicky b-sport. We have to pretend it's not.
     
  20. Soul On Ice

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    You wanna eliminate fighters like RDA, Kevin Lee, Pettis, Nate and Askren instead of giving them a weight class to perform at their best?
     
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    I'm fine with 170 and 155 staying the same, there is so much history in those divisions. The answer is abviously 175-165 if they are gonna make the change though.
     
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