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Old 07-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Lol im not going to quote anyone because most of these posts are ridiculous...seriously the top flyweights in the UFC would destroy 100% of the ppl on this forum, they could literally destroy any of you and you guys say they dont "seem" like they're deadly? What are you, 12? Fact is they destroy any average joe watching their fights.

And yes the smaller guys are usually more technical than bigger guys, they compensate their size with tehnique, sure there are some that are just sloppy but usually they are more technical. LHW and HW are the saddest division when it comes to technique, even top guys are pretty sloppy

Plus the fighters are a lot more well rounded and have amazing cardio, you rarley see a fight at BW where its striker vs wrestler, the strikers usually also have sick scrambles and great bjj, the fights are always crazy and you usually see a lot of everything, striking, wrestling, bjj...watching the lower classess makes me feel like im really watching what MMA is about IMO

And lack of finishes? There are many insane finishes, i remember every WEC event having some great finishes....if im not mistaken the division with least finishes was WW or one of the "big" weight classes....
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I get the "lack of finishes" story, I really do... Some people watch because they're half way expecting a KO every second of every match... I just like fast paced scrambles and 15 minutes of high paced action almost as much so it doesn't really matter to me

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Both based on 3.194 fights since 1993 in the Fight Metric database

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So - more or less the same percentage of subs per weight-class, but more TKO/KOs the heavier we get. It still doesn't show anything about how sloppy those big fellas are though
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Personally, I'm 6'3", ~200 lbs. It's difficult to get excited watching two guys who're that much smaller than you fight. Sorry.
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They're too small and the weight classes don't have that many stars. I liked just having 5 titles, 8 feels like too many. It's really hard to just explain, but I (along with many others) prefer the bigger guys. I'm torn on whether I want to see UFC 152 because the main event (in my eyes) is just so weak, although I want to see Bisping/Stann and Rory/BJ.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:48 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I prefer the smaller weight classes as well to be honest. a couple of big muscle guys throwing haymakers at each other for 7 or 8 minutes, then ending up gassing afterwards doesn't really interest me. and it seems to me that the heavier we get, the amount of smart and/or technical fighters seems to drop.

Obviously, there are indeed exceptions.

I like smart, technical fighters and I really don't mind if a fight goes to a decision if it's a battle (didn't the best fights in UFC history go to a decision? Bonnar/Griffin to name only one, or more recently Rua/Hendo)

I like the technical aspect of the small weight classes, but overall, I believe my favorite classes are LW/WW/MW because they're a mix of the best of both worlds

should I choose between a full HW/LHW card and a full FW/LW/BW card. I'd definitely go for the little guys.
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I get the "lack of finishes" story, I really do... Some people watch because they're half way expecting a KO every second of every match... I just like fast paced scrambles and 15 minutes of high paced action almost as much so it doesn't really matter to me

Here are some statistics for you guys:




Both based on 3.194 fights since 1993 in the Fight Metric database

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So - more or less the same percentage of subs per weight-class, but more TKO/KOs the heavier we get. It still doesn't show anything about how sloppy those big fellas are though
wow, didnt actually think it was like this, guess that article i read was wrong or was about something else

Update: oh yeaaah, it was about win/loss records of guys the champ has fought in each weightclass lol...

anyway, I still think smaller classes rule
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A fight is a fight. If the weight class determines whether you'll watch/enjoy it, you're not a fight fan.
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I'd rather watch the smaller weights over a typical HW fight. Nothing worse than 2 gassing HWs looking like crap for the whole 2nd half of the fight.
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A fight is a fight. If the weight class determines whether you'll watch/enjoy it, you're not a fight fan.
Agreed.

What is the best class in boxing? Welterweight. Men who are 5'7 150lbs soaking wet.
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125-145 just need more time to develop, I remember when 155 got re introduced and people didn't really like that div until BJ beat Sherk and went on a run.

Floyd and Pac are the massive stars in boxing and there 140-154 range, upcoming stars like Canelo and Chavez Jr are all under 160 so it goes to show ya that if the marketing machine is behind them it is very possible.

Just give them divisions time to grow, ppl will come around.
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