Would anyone like to see the hevyweight division divided up a bit? - Page 3 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Gabba Gabba Hey

dudeabides's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 20,456
It's okay the way it is. The real fighters who are in the lower 200's aren't scared to go against a HW, and the rest cut to LHW. The weight classes we're really missing out on are FW and BW.
dudeabides is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 01:49 PM
pgebhard25's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: stl
Posts: 135
Originally Posted by e-thug View Post
Dont want to see it. As said above, there wouldnt be enough talent above 220-225. In an ideal world all fighters would fight under one organization and then I would divide the divisions like so.

Lightweight 160
Welterweight 175
middleweight 190
super middleweight 205
light heavyweight 220
heavyweight 220 +

keeping the lighter weights all the same, just my preference.
This looks just about right to me. Again, you would only have a HW fight on every fourth of fifth card because they don't have enough talent there.

Favorite Fighters by Weight Class:
MW Rich Franklin
HW Still supporting "The Crocop"
LW Frankie Edgar
WW GSP (I'm a closet Hughes fan)
LHW Whoever's fighting Tito Ortiz
All-time Genki Sudo
pgebhard25 is offline  
post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 02:05 PM
Tommy08's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 493
Originally Posted by Fieos View Post

I walk around at 6'6" and 240lbs and I'm definitely not one of the big guys at the gym. I think when we see more Brock Lesnar-types enter MMA we'll see some weight changes.
Do you go to the gym in the land of dinosaurs, or what?!?!? Not many ppl are going to match your height or size in just about any gym (discounting the Gym at WWE HQ). 240 over 6'6" does mean less bulkiness though.

On topic: I highly doubt Griffin weighs 240 between fights. He would be losing 14.6% of his bodyweight in water- 35 pounds!!!!! Frankly, that just ain't gonna happen. Some ppl have a very incorrect idea about how much weight you can lose by cutting in a day or 2. I also noticed that walking weight has been posted higher and higher for many fighters over the last few months.

Griffin may very well be 280 between fights soon... and then we can discuss Griffin vs Lesnar- "Well yeah, Griffin could cut from 280 to 265 much easier than he does to 205..."

Another weight division would make sense, but as mentioned there aren't enough fighters to support it right now. IF the UFC does monopolize and things continue to grow I also thjink the 225 lb division would make sense.

Last edited by Tommy08; 10-17-2008 at 02:14 PM.
Tommy08 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome