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They need to get the Flyweight and womens division going properly before they even think of adding a division. I bet 99% of people her, myself included couldnt name a straweight.



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Yeah all the superfights between Rambaa Samdet and....


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I'm not saying right now but a couple years down the road when the division gains more popularity and fighters. Give it time, my friend.
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They need to get the Flyweight and womens division going properly before they even think of adding a division. I bet 99% of people her, myself included couldnt name a straweight.
Does knowing someone's name make them any less skilled? How many people here knew who Ian McCall was 2 years ago? Does that mean he wasn't talented? How many are aware of who Darrell Montague is? Does that mean he isn't talented? How many know Soo Chul Kim? That guy is full of talent. Not knowing and not existing are very different. Like I said put those guys in the cage with the special letters on their gloves and see if that talent doesn't magically appear.
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I'm not saying right now but a couple years down the road when the division gains more popularity and fighters. Give it time, my friend.
It never will, because it's a placeholder division that no healthy man arguably should even be at.


You know what the 110s serve for in boxing? The only point of that division is for young East Asian and Mexican fighters to earn paychecks while they are literally starving.


Pacquiao started his career there as a teenager because he was impoverished and needed to eat, he actually got body shot KO'd early in his career because of his poor training and diet. Same with guys like Nonito Donaire. All these guys eventually fight upwards of 130 pounds. Hell Pacquaio reached a peak weight of 144 and fit.


I grow tired of these conversations because theres always two extreme sides, one the typical casual ignoramus who thinks he's taking Cruz or Johnson in a fight, and the other the elitist hipster type who thinks that if you aren't open to any MMA fighter ever you aren't a "true fan", even though they probably couldn't name 5 strawweights off the top of their head even if you gave them 10 minutes to study a cheat sheet.



Yes quite a few people knew McCall, Montague, and those sorts. They were on televised fights in a big regional Stateside promotion. Hell, McCall fought in the WEC against high profile fighters before fighting in Lemoore.


The Straweight scene is nothing more than a bunch of underachieving, malnourished Japanese fighters, a 40 year old Thai kickboxing kingpin and a bunch of white belt Kung fu trained Filipino submission grapplers.


Oooh, Im shaking with anticipation.

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Furthermore, it's sort of telling that the literal biggest organization in Asia(which has an absolute shit level of competition by the way, lol Soo Chul Kim) doesn't even support the Strawweight division in spite of having a direct pipeline to all of its (lack of) talent.

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It amazes me everytime when there is a thread on smaller fighters or WMMA. If size is the only thing that matters then most of you are in trouble.
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I'm not watching a 115 pound Man fight. I'm not a fan of smaller weight classes in boxing. It's taking a while for me to accept the 125lb guys as serious fighters.

Frank Mir said it best. Fans don't even want to think they could beat up the guy they are watching fight.
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Furthermore, it's sort of telling that the literal biggest organization in Asia(which has an absolute shit level of competition by the way, lol Soo Chul Kim) doesn't even support the Strawweight division in spite of having a direct pipeline to all of its (lack of) talent.
That's just your ignorance going nuts right there. OneFC is a fantastic organization and if you don't enjoy that then I don't see how you can enjoy MMA. It's an outstanding product. Also Soo Chul Kim is a very, very talented young fighter that would own the majority of this counterparts that wear those 3 magic letters. Don't get popularity and skill confused. That man has undeniable skills. Don't look at records, watch the fights.
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It amazes me everytime when there is a thread on smaller fighters or WMMA. If size is the only thing that matters then most of you are in trouble.
I'm 5'9 and the frame of a lightweight. I have nothing to worry about.

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I'm 5'9 and the frame of a lightweight. I have nothing to worry about.
Not what I was referring to...
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