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post #21 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 08:54 PM
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Generally speaking though, if you are average size and physically fit, you will weight at least 155lbs (muscle mass is heavier than fat).

Dropping to 140lbs may be difficult for most fighters (unless you have a small build) and if they do succeed, they may be very worn out to fight competitively.

It is possible if UFC gets bigger, but I do not think we will see it anytime soon. Five weight divisions are good as of now.
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I like watching the lighter guys fight. Spencer Fisher and Jens Pulver are great fighters and never boring.

I think a division under lightweight will be unsustainable for the UFC. It's very hard maintaining a titled division where most of the fighters have to cut that much weight.
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The most exciting division in boxing for years was 135lb division. Ever hear of Roberto Duran or Boom Boom Mancini? Anyone that does not appreciate excellence, regardless of the size is a fool. Everyone knows what a snoozer heavyweight fights can be, they just don't have the stamina that lighter weight fighters have. An American dominated the 118lb division about 20 years ago, so it's not just for non-americans either.
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Amen to that man...I think the featherweights are exciting as hell. They rarely gas and the speed is intense. And whoever said featherweights don't know how to KO is crazy. Ever hear of Mike Zambidis? Kid Yamamoto? Pac-man?? If people would learn the correct way of punching for once maybe we would see KOs more. It's not that hard to knock someone out, it doesn't matter how big you are. The thing is 80% of the people in MMA have no idea the correct way to punch. There are a lot of guys who would be exciting as hell in a featherweight division. It's really not that much different than lightweight and lightweight seems to be the most popular weight class next to welterweight right now.
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There's been several mentions, most noteably by Joe Rogan and Dana White that there will be more divisions added in the future. It is a great way to expand the sport, and create a new stir in the UFC. I guarantee Mark Hominick would be the first guy to get a title shot in the 145 division the moment he moves down. Kind of lke Sean Sherk.
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As much as I want lighter divisions to show up, the UFC can't realistically support another division. Hell, with the drought of talent in the HW and LHW divisions, it doesn't make sense to open another one up to dip into the same pool of money. When the UFC (and MMA in general) gets bigger, we'll see the another expansion on the weight divisions.

Besides that... If the fighters have skill and try to finish, I appreciate that more than any of the "safe" main events that we've been seeing as of late. I say that regardless of size.

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yeah i agree ^.

plus no-one wants to see guys who are to to small fight, we pay to watch these people fight knowing that they are capable of kicking our asses, not thinking in the back of our heads that if we got in the ring with them what might happen?
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I am 6.0 210 and I think it would be ravishing to cut down to 155 and get my bf % to bodybuilder pre show status and then drop 20 pounds of water... imagine the look on the other guys face... WTF?!?!? OH YEAHHH... time to sleep night night.
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I do agree Jaw, i was watching UFC with my cousin the other day and two lightweights were fighting, (I forget who, we weren't paying to much attention) and im like "so..do you think you could take these guys?" cause hes 6'1" 300 pounds, and hes like "hmm, yeah probably." He's probably right, they were both very scrawny and pretty much newbies to the UFC, HOW could they take him down and HOW could they strike with him? (He's very strong and not slow at all either, good combination for him, bad for his competition.)

In my opinion its pretty sad when fans start to think they can take some fighters, haha, so i know im average sized only being 5'10" and 150 pounds, but then again..im a teenager, that is average sized for me..not for guys in there 30s.

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Yeah, well.. your 6'1 300lbs friend probably couldn't beat the pro fighters.

Think about Bob Sapp...yeah he's big and kinda knows what he is doing, but he gets his ass kicked by smart fighters.

All these guys saying, "Yeah, I could kick this guy's ass LOL!" are the same fat asses sitting on the couch telling the NFL quarterbacks what to do. Everybody is a critic when their asses aren't on the line.
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