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Old 01-30-2013, 11:48 AM   #81 (permalink)
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You sound like a condecending hipster pillock.

I've been to plenty of domestic events and never even seen a strawweight fight before. I don't even belive it's a proper division, without literaly starving yourself I'd guess that >1% of the worlds population could cut to 115, epecially as the smaller you get the worse the cut.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:50 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Haha, lol @ arguments over the internet about who knows than whom about MMA. Who cares? We're all fans, MMA is awesome, its all good.

On topic, I agree that the FW division needs to be a little bit more competetive first. I don't mind the idea of adding another weight division aslong as the UFC can fill it. We'll see what happens in the next few years. Also, I don't think MMA is going in the way of boxing. Two different sports. Aslong as they don't start adding junior divisions everything should be cool.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:00 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I propose a Protonweight division where the weight limit is 3.68749937 × 10^-27 pounds. Just imagine the incredible speed as these Protonweights smash and collide into each other! Only true MMA fans will watch it, of course!
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Looks like I have a stalker. deadmanshand has given me 3 of the 4 neg reps I have received here LOL.
It's not stalking. You like to tell people they aren't real mma fans because they don't enjoy the sport in the exact same manner that you do. That's elitist bs. It pisses me off. So neg rep.

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The UFC does not need strawweights. Flyweight is too weak of a division to have. Maybe we should finish filling out 135 and 145 first? How about signing a few more women fighters before worrying about a division full of people who weigh 125lbs soaking weight?

For me the lack of interest in the lower weight classes has nothing to do with size and everything to do with talent. It's genetics. The more extreme the size - big or small - the fewer men reach it. The fewer people that size and the fewer athletes of that size. Fewer athletes means fewer fighters. Fewer fighters means less depth at the weightclass. Less depth = less talent.
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I propose a Protonweight division where the weight limit is 3.68749937 × 10^-27 pounds. Just imagine the incredible speed as these Protonweights smash and collide into each other! Only true MMA fans will watch it, of course!
Indeed! They could wrap a fence around the Large Hadron Colider and let 'em at it!
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It's not stalking. You like to tell people they aren't real mma fans because they don't enjoy the sport in the exact same manner that you do. That's elitist bs. It pisses me off. So neg rep.

And back on topic:

The UFC does not need strawweights. Flyweight is too weak of a division to have. Maybe we should finish filling out 135 and 145 first? How about signing a few more women fighters before worrying about a division full of people who weigh 125lbs soaking weight?

For me the lack of interest in the lower weight classes has nothing to do with size and everything to do with talent. It's genetics. The more extreme the size - big or small - the fewer men reach it. The fewer people that size and the fewer athletes of that size. Fewer athletes means fewer fighters. Fewer fighters means less depth at the weightclass. Less depth = less talent.
You average less then 1 post a day but you have time to neg me 3 times? Seems stalkerish to me. Whatever though. You wouldn't even responded in this thread if it wasn't for my last remark. I guess it's flattering that you are more interested in me then talking MMA.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Easy fellas. No need to turn this into a bickering match.
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Easy fellas. No need to turn this into a bickering match.
I bickered enough in here and offered an apology for going over the top. I won't keep pushing the issue, no matter how annoying some people get. I guess it's payback for annoying people yesterday.

A good fight is a good fight. Size does not equal talent. I'll leave it at that.
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A good fight is a good fight. Size does not equal talent. I'll leave it at that.
No it doesn't but a more common weight gives you more talent to choose from. Strawweight simply cannot support a full division in the UFC.

And - by the by - I was going to respond in this thread anyway. That's why I was reading the bloody thing to start off with. You were incidental.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #90 (permalink)
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No it doesn't but a more common weight gives you more talent to choose from. Strawweight simply cannot support a full division in the UFC.

And - by the by - I was going to respond in this thread anyway. That's why I was reading the bloody thing to start off with. You were incidental.
Ok, I'm sorry then for my assumption. I do disagree that we can't have a full strawweight division with high level fighters still. We have Olympic and Division 1 wrestlers that could make the 115lbs limit and other athletes in other sports as well. I simply disagree that we can't have top level athletes at that weight.
I realize I went a little too far yesterday with the "not true fans" stuff and I apologize again. Sometimes I am annoying and get carried away. Hopefully we can move forward without back and forth. I apologize for my part in the bickering.
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