Why can't the Womens 135lb weight class be 140lbs??

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  1. Verb356**

    Verb356** Banned Banned

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    There seems to be no reason to have an arbitrary division at 135, when a 140 would be more inclusive and safer for fighters.


    I think Dana is using 135 as an excuse to exclude Cyborg
     
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    dickcheney Gold Belt

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    yeah, and while we're at it, why cant 7 be 8?
     
  3. WrestlinganJudo

    WrestlinganJudo Banned Banned

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    Ronda already suggested the weight class be 140.


    Now matter what you set a single wight class to it will not be inclusive.
     
  4. WhitebeltXL

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    This. Thread over.
     
  5. Skydome

    Skydome Banned Banned

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    because it's fucking not
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    There are Shertards, and then there are "Cyborg fans".
     
  8. Wayweary

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    That's not the same thing... I'm not really a fan of TS's idea, but this is not a valid rebuttal unless you want to stand on misinterpretation.
     
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    great reasons, im sure the UFC is in need of super brains like yours
     
  10. MrThoran

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    Time for bed me thinks
     
  11. Skydome

    Skydome Banned Banned

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    first off, the commissions set the divisions, the UFC has no say in it, also how is 140 "safer" for the fighters? your points make no sense and your topic is shit, your lucky I posted in here.
     
  12. dickcheney

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    it is the same thing when you consider that 789
     
  13. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Do you actually think such idiotic Wasteland material actually warrants a rebuttal? :icon_conf
     
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    jamiehunter Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Fighters? I just assumed TS misspelled Cyborg.
     
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    if i was ufc president i would persuade the ac to make a 140 division to replace 135, and immediately set up the biggest fight in ufc history

    think of that money. i assume dana doesn't do this cause he doesn't want his golden meal ticket to lose

    shertards would probably cry because 135 is different than 140(that's their reasoning)
     
  16. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Your assumption is correct.
     
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    Maybe Cyborg is using 135 to exclude Cyborg..
     
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    That I3astard Cruelty King of Oceania

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  19. Wayweary

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    I don't think it's "idiotic wasteland material" even if I don't agree with it. TS is saying that the weight class should be wider. It is, after all, the highest weight class in the UFC for women, yet it excludes some fighters that are too heavy. TS said "including" Cyborg factors into his idea, which is a bad reason in and of itself, but whatever.
     
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    I actually don't think it's a commission issue. Before EliteXC became defunct, they used 140 lbs as their women's weight class. Since Gina Carano was the face of women's MMA and she couldn't make 135, EliteXC decided to go with 140. They eventually found out Gina couldn't make 140 so they moved it up to 145, but for a while they had both 140 lbs for women and also 160 lbs for men (Remember KJ Noons vs Nick Diaz for the 160 lb belt?)

    Cris Cyborg's first fight in the USA was actually at 140 lbs against Shayna Bazler in EliteXC.
     

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