Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by yomarktex, Dec 16, 2016.
UFC seems to be diminishing the value of the true belt with all these intermin belts.
Interim Belt Inception
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.
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
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.
I don't believe in belts.
Basically every division Conors in because he doesnt defend belts.
Why wouldn't we count Jones vs OSP?
Because Jones is the real champ
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.
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.
Just go by their ranking. Interim fw champ #5
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