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post #21 of 86 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 08:42 AM
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People don't enjoy watching small people fight as much as they do enjoy big people like brock or Fedor.

Adding more small people to the fighting cards will just makes more people stop buying UFC cards all togheter.

The small fighters need to realise that they are boring to watch and that they should add some weight, not that the UFC should add more weight classes due to their anorexian behavior.

If something, the UFC could add a superheavyweight division!
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I would like a super heavy weight if anything..
SW would get some more asian fighters i guess but I really hope SW never happens.
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I think a 160lb division would make more sense than a 115. I'd say there'd be more of a talent pool at 160 than 115 anyway. Guys like Matt Serra, Diego Sanchez, Marcus Davis, Nate Diaz, Dustin Hazelett, Jacob Volkmann, Gleison Tibau, Efrain Escudero, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Kenny Florian, Chris Lytle, Joe Stevenson, Paul Taylor and Tyson Griffin could all fit into that division quite nicely. I mean there's no real need for it, but for guys that are big LW's, or small WW's it could definitely work. There's probably more world class talent for that weightclass than there is at 115lbs I'd say anyway. I wouldn't want either weightclass added, but if it was a choice between the 2, it'd be a 160 class anyday.

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People don't enjoy watching small people fight as much as they do enjoy big people like brock or Fedor.

Adding more small people to the fighting cards will just makes more people stop buying UFC cards all togheter.

The small fighters need to realise that they are boring to watch and that they should add some weight, not that the UFC should add more weight classes due to their anorexian behavior.

If something, the UFC could add a superheavyweight division!
So you're not a fan of any of the smaller weightclasses? Hell, I'd much rather watch Urijah Faber vs Miguel Torres than I would Bob Sapp vs Hong Man Choi. That's the easiest choice in the world. The lighter weight guys aren't boring to watch, and if you believe that, then you clearly haven't watched enough of the WEC. They've put on some awesome fights. Leonard Garcia vs Chan Sung Jung is one of my favo Muurite fights of all-time, was a heck of a war! Much more entertaining than the Super Heavyweight freakshows the Japanese promotions put on.

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post #24 of 86 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 12:08 PM
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I thought the UFC was only adding 145 and 135? If so wouldn't they add 125 first? (hope they don't)

I seriously am not interested in seeing guys smaller than 135 fight. I don't even follow the WEC 135...

I will try to get into 135 but even that seems really small. 115 just seems outlandishly small.


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post #25 of 86 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 12:43 PM
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People don't enjoy watching small people fight as much as they do enjoy big people like brock or Fedor.

Adding more small people to the fighting cards will just makes more people stop buying UFC cards all togheter.

The small fighters need to realise that they are boring to watch and that they should add some weight, not that the UFC should add more weight classes due to their anorexian behavior.

If something, the UFC could add a superheavyweight division!
Exactly, there's no reason for a 115 or 125 pound weight class. If you really weigh that little, then you should just bulk up a bit and move up to bantamweight. As a professional fighter it shouldnt be that hard to put on some muscle and get UP to 135 pounds!
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I would rather see them add womans MMA, I dont think either will happen anytime soon though.
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People don't enjoy watching small people fight as much as they do enjoy big people like brock or Fedor.

Adding more small people to the fighting cards will just makes more people stop buying UFC cards all togheter.

The small fighters need to realise that they are boring to watch and that they should add some weight, not that the UFC should add more weight classes due to their anorexian behavior.

If something, the UFC could add a superheavyweight division!
superheayvweight division is even more useless. all the great fighters can cut down to 265. bob sapp is the only fighter i can think of and hes not good.

regarding the 115lbs, hardcore boxing fans are familiar with guys like Narvaez, Cazares, Luis Concepcion, Wonjonkam, Segura and the like imagine they didnt have a weightclass?

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Exactly, there's no reason for a 115 or 125 pound weight class. If you really weigh that little, then you should just bulk up a bit and move up to bantamweight. As a professional fighter it shouldnt be that hard to put on some muscle and get UP to 135 pounds!
so a guy like Somdet who would beat anybody @115 and could be great p4p should move up 20lbs? so maybe everybody just fight at open weight like the old days? faber vs Lesnar, that sounds like a barnburner! i gotta admit though i dont know any fighters weighing below 105lbs.

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I would rather see them add womans MMA, I dont think either will happen anytime soon though.
qft, dana white says theres not enough women, but i see them filling in every women's division from 145 and under quite easily.
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Fighting is a masculine sport, just like football. Nobody wants to see Jr. High sized pro football players and although there is much more grace room in MMA for size, given you have the MMA talent to display, but even that has a limit.

There's a reason the heavier weight classes tend to be more popular and its not because of a superiority in talent; it's size & masculinity, things most men look for in aggressive sports.
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so a guy like Somdet who would beat anybody @115 and could be great p4p should move up 20lbs?
Yes, yes he should. A grown man should be able to bulk up to 135 pounds for Chrissakes, tell him to drink some protein shakes or something. IF his technique and ability is really as incredible as you say (ive never seen him fight) then he shouldnt have too much trouble fighting bantamweights anyways.
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So you're not a fan of any of the smaller weightclasses?
Not really a fan of it, no. But I respect all people that are ready to step it up and fight.
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