1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Will the UFC have an Interim Interim Belt next?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by yomarktex, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. yomarktex Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    0
    UFC seems to be diminishing the value of the true belt with all these intermin belts.
     
  2. Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    10,841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interim Belt Inception
     
  3. CRobby22 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    3
    HW - last interim was 2014
    LHW - last was 2003 unless you count the JBJ/OSP fight
    MW - Never had interim
    WW - last was 2012
    LW - Never had interim
    FW - twice in 2016 and once in 2015
    BW - last was 2012
    FW - Never had interim

    But yeah there is such a huge problem out there. Other than FW everything seems to be working just fine.
     
  4. mb23100 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    26,039
    Likes Received:
    9,040
    They need ground rules for creating an interim belt. If the champ cant defend in 9 months create an interim. If he cant defend in 12 months strip him. Something like that
     
  5. Viking Power Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    8,026
    Likes Received:
    1,502
    They already do with FW. Holloway is the holder of that prestigious belt.


    EDIT: Before anyone thinks that I disagree with stripping Conor. I don't. I think they should have stripped him and set up a fight between Jose and Max for the belt. No interim-interim needed to happen. That was ridiculous.
     
  6. Primitivo Third World Prince

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Dominican Republic
    I don't believe in belts.
     
  7. Basically every division Conors in because he doesnt defend belts.
     
  8. souvlaki Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,091
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    Why wouldn't we count Jones vs OSP?
     
  9. DS7 Bangkok Ready

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2016
    Messages:
    7,235
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    Location:
    Jon Jones Era
    Because Jones is the real champ <33>
     
  10. CRobby22 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thats fair, I had the some dates mixed up and thought he was stripped almost immediately due to the failed test. It was actually 7 months later so that would count. My point that there really isnt an issue though still holds true.
     
  11. kneesus Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Obviously they need interim interims. Otherwise, how do we know who's next in line for the interim?

    The UFC should take this a step further and give every fighter an interim belt. We'll use numbered shorthand to refer to these belts so we know how many degrees of interim each one has. Our interim interim interim champ could be called #3.
     
  12. Paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    46,891
    Likes Received:
    8,531
    Location:
    Joseph O Bailey 1929-2020
    <mma4><{Joewithit}>
     
  13. fordman7795 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    4,203
    Likes Received:
    425
    Just go by their ranking. Interim fw champ #5
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.