Originally Posted by SM33
A fight is a fight. If the weight class determines whether you'll watch/enjoy it, you're not a fight fan.
well, that's a little excessive
it's not because you "prefer" some types of fights than you're not a fight fan.
some people prefer standup wars, other enjoy ground oriented, strategic battles, some prefer lighter classes, others prefer heavier ones.
I'd still watch full events prelims included, even that 100% heavyweight one was cool.
technique is coming together at HW tho with guys like JDS, Overeem, Werdum or Nelson
but look at it this way, you need much more energy to move around a 250lbs body and limbs than you need for 125lbs, and HW pack much more firepower due to their muscular and overall mass. So as it was said before, some of them could hang in there relying on nothing else than power and poor technique.
but this is changing for the better and it's nice to see that change.
but in the lighter class, no one could rely on pure power, they ALL had to acquire a higher level of technique only to be able to get in the UFC. You don't see transfuges from NFL to UFC in the lighter classes don't you?
heavier athletes have a much wider field of athletic opportunities in front of them than the little guys and much of the athletic talent is lost to other sports IMO
and it's only recent than we started to see more and more talented heavy fighters (aside from a few ones that were there from a long time and who basically ruled MMA HW leages with an iron fist in their times, guys like cro cop, fedor, couture and whatnot -who could probably have fought at 205 more than HW)
I like the current UFC HW roster, but I still prefer watching fights from the deepest divisions, LW or WW