Would you like to see more crossover between LHW and HW

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Degen Gambler, May 26, 2014.

  1. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight aren't the deepest of divisions but I think there are some interesting fights where LHWs can challenge HWs. If done right, I think there are some good fights where big 205ers move up to HW for a fight if nothing interesting is available in their division. Big guys like Phil Davis, Glover, Rumble, DC, Gus etc could have some fights with some of the mid sized HWs. I wouldn't put them in against Reem or Bigfoot. Obviously the champs stay where they are and only fight in their division.

    Do you think match ups between LHW and HWs could lead to some interesting fights and would be worth exploring beyond the Stipe vs Maldanado fight next week?

    Possible fights
    Glover vs Hunt
    Phil Davis vs Schaub
    Rumble vs Browne
     
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  2. BOTTICELLI

    BOTTICELLI MMA Fanatical Sabbatical

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    They should feed Phil Davis to JDS for talking all that noise against Bones!
     
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    ralphus1 Extremely stable genius

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    I'm curious to see how Jones and his skinny legs handle the inevitable move to HW.
     
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    lol. Do you really want Davis to have brain damage?
     
  5. DezWalker

    DezWalker MMA Stats geek

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    What I'd like to see is either a 195 lb division (cruiserweight?) or a 240 lb heavyweight limit, with anything over that being super heavyweight.

    There is too much disparity in the HW class and it leads to guys that should be at heavy killing themselves to make 205 and then you've got like Hendo that is too small for LH but maybe just a little too big for MW. Sonnen would fit in there too. I think a lot of the big names at LH would fit great in a a Cruiserweight division actually.
     
  6. Edmond Rousey

    Edmond Rousey Blue Belt

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    Jones will be great at HW.
     
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    In before cruiserweight talk.
     

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