Good discussion. The divisions are quite the mess haha, But interim belts being banned won't stop the fight promotion trying to maximise money. Their prohibition isn't going to stop the likes of Ferguson and Holloway needing impossible streaks to even get a look in at the title fights. It won't stop a Chael/Conor type getting better treatment because of their merit as a revenue stream. Who really needs rankings and titles to decide whose the best? Fight record speaks plainly enough, for me. Would BJ Penn 's win over Matt Hughes be less impressive 8f matt hughes had the same fight history but there was no belt. To me, nah (I like to think) Trophies in sport only mean something to me in a closed system e.g. tournament or league. The belts in fighting and boxing aren't worth as much, merit wise.