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Old 02-23-2013, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC Adding Strawweight Division (115lbs) But No Timeline for The Debut

This is kind of old and I don't know if it made it on this sub forum but I think this should be noted:
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The UFC will be adding yet another new weight class in the future as the strawweights (115lbs) get their shot in the Octagon.

Now the timing of when that will happen remains a mystery, but UFC President Dana White confirmed when speaking to UFC Tonight on Tuesday that they are planning to add the additional division at some point down the road.

“As the sport continues to grow and we go into these other markets like Latin America, Asia, yes, we will eventually open up a lighter weight division. Which is a great thing. It’s an amazing opportunity for fighters all over the world,” said White.

The UFC just recently added the flyweight division (125lbs) in 2012, and crowned a champion in the weight class last September.

It appears as the UFC continues to expand, so will their weight classes and the 115lb fighters are next up.

“I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen,” White stated.

Most of the top fighters currently competing in or around 115lbs are fighting in Japan, as well as competitors like Rambaa Somdet who hails from Thailand.

The UFC President has mentioned previously heading to Mexico as well to scout for talent at 115lbs, but there is no timeline on when the strawweights will debut in the promotion.
http://www.mmaweekly.com/ufc-adding-...-for-the-debut
Interesting wouldn't you agree?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The UFC will never be mainstream or equal opportunity until they add the Prepubescentweight division. But before that the Bulimicweight division takes priority, one step at a time. Excited for the future!
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Wrong time if it is anytime soon imo. They are cutting fighters all over the place and still don't have a respectable womans or 125 pound division yet.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've literally never seen a healthy normal adult human male who make 115 pounds in my entire life. What is the point of this?
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The UFC will never be mainstream or equal opportunity until they add the Prepubescentweight division. But before that the Bulimicweight division takes priority, one step at a time. Excited for the future!
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I am getting really tired of these super light weight classes. I understand the need to expand to markets where fighters are shorter, smaller and lighter... but this seriously needs to stop. Whats next an 80 lbs weight division?

I feel these lighter weight fights also dilute the heavier weight fights that I find more exciting. I think 155 should have been the lowest UFC went, anything lower is too much (or I guess too little) for me.
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I'm sorry but I know I could beat the living Tar out of most 115lb pro fighters....

I hate this idea
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I'm sorry but I know I could beat the living Tar out of most 115lb pro fighters
did Royce teach you nothing? Simply being bigger means absolutely nothing. I realize you may not be insinuating this as the reason, but that's how I read it when I see you saying that even though they are pro fighters, you can beat them because they're 115 pounds.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would like to see some of you who think you would destroy some of that stature take a trip to Thailand and prove it.
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