Would shifting the weight classes be a good idea?

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  1. mmmjojo

    mmmjojo Tapped in 1.3 secs

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    I was wondering if it would help certain fighters out by shifting the weight classes by 5lbs. Like:

    125 to 130
    135 to 140
    145 to 150
    155 to 160
    then have 170
    180 MW?
    190 MW?
    205 LHW

    They could keep the women's divisions on the 5. 190lb weight class could benefit Weidman and Rockhold. 150lbs could benefit Aldo, Mcgregor, etc.
     
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    4 fighters who definitely need a helping hand right there.
     
  3. Tamriel Terror

    Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

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    would actually be kinda cool/good
     
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    It wouldn't help because then fighters would cut another 5 lbs and guys like Barao would fight at FLW and Conor Mc would fight at BW.
     
  5. DetachedOrchid

    DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    everything is fine.

    Just get rid of wmma and flyweights or keep wmma seperate.
     
  6. mmmjojo

    mmmjojo Tapped in 1.3 secs

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    LOL. Conor would go to 150 and maybe Barao could make 140 easier
     
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    dakotaman White Belt

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    One big improvement is that the fighters have make weight as they enter the ring besides making weight the day before. Until that happens weight classes have no meaning.
     
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    Ragnarocker Banned Banned

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    I doubt it since then 155 guys would drop to 150 and Conor Mc would have to face the LWs he's been ducking. It's not about how easy the weight cut is, as these guys have shown they will starve and dehydrate themselves near to death to make weight. It's about gaining any kind of competitive advantage they can get, which is also why they risk using PEDs.
     
  9. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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  10. BASSER911414

    BASSER911414 Orange Belt

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    Na, Ragnarockers got a point. I think theyd still try to cut even more weight.
     
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    This will never ever happen. Weight cutting would still happen.
     
  12. mmmjojo

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    I'm looking at this from the possible IV ban standpoint. Even though McGergor looked fine at the weigh-ins against Mendes, he looked drained in the Siver fight.
     
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    fighter's will do ANYTHING to have the size advantage.
     

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