would you support UFC fights to be in open weight format, like in PRIDE FC?

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  1. Haliacmon

    Haliacmon WRECKING EVERYTHING

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    imagine Hendricks fighting Machida, or Jacare vs Gus... Yoel Romero vs Hunt and so on...
    obviously this would have to happen in events hold in Japan or otherr countries that allow it, would you support this kind of fights?
     
  2. Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford Purple Belt

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    If it were an option like meeting a fighter in a catch weight type scenario then sure, but I wouldnt do away with the weight classes
     
  3. Themidnightoker

    Themidnightoker Orange Belt

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    Yes like a catchweight gp would be sweet
     
  4. TurboUppercut

    TurboUppercut Yellow Belt

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    Open weight tournament with a 500.000 winning price would be cool
     
  5. TheMax

    TheMax Blue Belt

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    Great! Now all you have to do is go get every state athletic competition to redo their licensing and sanctioning, or, just OR, you could run off to another country and have a totally clean and legit fight with absolutely no shenanigans, right?

    We trust the UFC to to everything above board with no SAC to answer to.
     
  6. KrausersRevenge

    KrausersRevenge Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    An openweight tournament would be epic.

    But it's too big of a risk.

    If the HW champ lost to someone from a lower weight class, it makes them look bad.
     
  7. K1MMA

    K1MMA Saku Belt

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    Or K-1. Here's one of the best ever:

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    Yes, if a fighter agrees to step up the weight class, that's fine by me.
     
  8. PivotPunch

    PivotPunch Red Belt

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    Hendricks vs Machida could easily happen in the US Hendricks would jsut have to taake the fight at MW which is no problem at all no open weight needed.
    Romero can probably weigh 206 easily as well and I'm sure in some states the commision would give it a green light there are ACs in the states that don't care at all
     
  9. Vagitarian

    Vagitarian Brown Belt

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    If the HW champ lost to a smaller fighter it would finally put the "HW champ is baddest man on the planet and doesnt afraid of anything" bs. Would be hilarious if the lighter weight classes manage to somehow pull out a win over Cain.
     
  10. Babaganoosh

    Babaganoosh ----Orion's Belt---- Platinum Member

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    No that only works when you have ninja's against pit fighters. At this point in time fighters are very well rounded and size makes a much bigger difference than it did then. I think it is dangerous and weight limits keep fighters safe(er).
     
  11. Vince 562

    Vince 562 Green Belt

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    Nah, there are weight classes for a reason. Catchweight fights are cool though.
     
  12. Oliver Clothesoff

    Oliver Clothesoff Black Belt Platinum Member

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    I'd watch as a one or two time speciality fight. I certainly wouldn't want it to be the norm.
     
  13. Francis Rossi

    Francis Rossi Here's a song for ya

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    Seriously though? Nope. Weight classes exist for a reason.
     
  14. KrausersRevenge

    KrausersRevenge Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Not just that imagine if someone like JDS got matched up with a 170lb guy, he could literally put them into a coma with a full power shot. He'd have a good 50 pounds on them.
     
  15. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Yup.
     
  16. the can

    the can fat guy belt

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    why do away with ultimate weight cutting?
     
  17. Mikedh

    Mikedh Silver Belt

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    I agree with this. It's not needed anymore.
     
  18. TurboUppercut

    TurboUppercut Yellow Belt

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    No weight cutting and you have middle - heavyweights in one open tournament. And welter down to Feather open tournament.
     
  19. Vegeta12

    Vegeta12 Gyarikku Hou

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    Enough small guys have done well in OWGPs to warrant them being legitimate. If you're ballsy, why not? I'm sure they spar big guys regularly.
     
  20. CinemaKingdom

    CinemaKingdom Brown Belt

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    I'd love that option. Weight classes are fine if guys want to fight in them but OW fights are the best for guys who just don't care.
     

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