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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Just this past year, the UFC added the flyweight division, and on Saturday, Demetrious Johnson defended that title with a unanimous decision win over John Dodson in the main event of UFC on FOX 6 at United Center in Chicago.

After that card, UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the trip went well, and there's excitement in the company about the potential for the strawweight division.

But White defended that division, even while knowing he'll probably have to fight the same battles when the company brings the 115-pound class along.

"I think you had some people talking smack here and there (about the flyweights)," White said. "But if you're a real fight fan, how do you not like Ian (McCall)? How do you not like Joe (Benavidez)? How do you not like (Johnson and Dodson) that were here tonight? When people say s--- like that to me, it's hard for me to respond without being a real a--hole. It's really hard for me."
Ok so maybe I'm being optimistic. But the idea is out there.
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Ive never seen a strawweight fight...what weight is that? 110lbs?

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Ive never seen a strawweight fight...what weight is that? 110lbs?
115lbs. Some current flys could make the weight. Hell Mouse might be able to make the weight.
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I hope not. They really don't need to be adding anything until they fill out the divisions they already have.


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I hope not. They really don't need to be adding anything until they fill out the divisions they already have.


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It's not an immediate addition. But it's one that needs to happen at some point.
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Finally, a division with less people in it than the Flyweight or Womens division.

Just what the UFC needed!
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Finally, a division with less people in it than the Flyweight or Womens division.

Just what the UFC needed!
Plenty of flys and women fighters that haven't been signed by Zuffa. Plenty of talented fighters out there. I suggest you check them out and judge them on skill. But that would require you to go outside the Zuffa comfort zone and you won't have Dana to tell you what to think about it.
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And the UFC's rapid descent down the path of boxing continues! *counts the days til I switch to Bellator*
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There are almost no straweights outside of a few Thai boxers. No reason for this.

Even in boxing no one watches anything under 118.

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And the UFC's rapid descent down the path of boxing continues! *counts the days til I switch to Bellator*
Switch to Bellator? Like you are required to make a choice. How about you drop the UFC and pickup MMA. How about that.
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