Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by galleryy, Jun 9, 2017.
Nah, once you go up you gotta stay up! Mayweather won titles from 130 to 154.
What reason does he have to do this? In fact, why on earth would he have any desire to move up in weight class, challenge a highly competent champion?? And in the very small chance that he wins (VERY SMALL) then return to anonymity in his original weight class?
In my opinion, MM has nothing to prove, he's one of the best p4p fighters out there at the moment and if you don't respect his resume purely based on the fact that he's in a very small division, then unfortunately you're a very small man.
And he came back to 147 after picking up straps from 154 but I hear what you're saying.
honestly I think it will be hard for him to grow on the casual fans even if he moves up and beats the 135 champ.. he doesn't have a good personality or charisma, he needs taunt in the cage more if he wants the casual fans to like him or grow a less nerdy personality (or grow a foot)
Yeah 147 was his max I think. He wasn't cutting weight, he would weigh in at 146/147 and come in fight night at 148/149.
He has said he'd do this many times, cuz he takes more damage against bigger guys, but would do one off champ vs champ
Yeah but let's be fair, boxing is a different animal as compared with the still relatively niche sport of MMA. And even so, boxing weight classes are much much closer together, which can only encourage fighters to move about weight classes with less risk and more easily settle on their ideal weight class.
All of the inspired solutions mentioned above will never create 'draw' for MM. He is champion amongst the smallest weight class currently available in the sport. A weight class which he dominates with apparent ease and is therefore portrayed as probably the shallowest out there. He will never be a draw to casual fans, but us hardcore fans need to recognise his amazing abilities as a fighter/athlete and respect him as such.
Well I hope that's not the case, he has no need to prove himself against bigger guys. Only the new top brass at UFC can be behind such money bait nonsense.
Resting on laurels won't be best, he needs to make a bantamweight killfest.
What do Dom, Cody and TJ cut from to make 135?
From my understanding, DJ is about 140, so he'd have to gain a considerable amount of weight to be close to those guys.
Extreme weight cutting ruins the chances of fighters finding success at higher weight classes, unless they're cutting massive amounts of weight to begin with like Conor and Cerrone.
MM will never be a draw, for a few reasons that are out of his control.
Dom cuts from 150 lbs, Cody walks around at 146 lbs according to him. It is probably a 10-15 lbs difference, IMO it shouldnt matter that much
certainly a bigger draw than he is right now,also if he demolishes the chmp he shouldnt go down.
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