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Old 01-03-2011, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Because when Condit and the others came to UFC the WEC still existed.
And it was a much younger organization that didn't have as much time to fill out it's divisions that had overlap. The LW division has been building talent since then inception of WEC now and has some serious contenders. Back then, I thought as the WEC as sort of the UFC's D-League. When guys were good enough they got the call to come up to the UFC. After the first merger though they started actually trying to build talent there instead of grow them in the WEC and move to the UFC so I think the talent at LW now is greater than, say, the talent at LHW/MW/WW back then. Condit, Sonnen and even Stann have all become great contenders (Condit and Sonnen far more so IMO) but it still took them a while to get there.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't understand it. Zuffa owned both the UFC and WEC. They made the decision to quit finding talent in the WW, MW, and LHW divisions. And they brought all of the champs to the UFC. I see it no different.

It is way different tha Cruz or Aldo's belts. They brought basically those whole divisions over. Who'd they bring from LW? Cerrone, Hendo, and Pettis? They folded the WEC LW division just as they did the WW, MW, and LHW. Way different than adding new divisions lighter weight divisions.

LW was folded more like the other division.

BW and FW were basically brought to the UFC and made new divisions.

Makes no sense to me.
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Why are they trying to let Pettis unify the LW belt? Condit at WW, Sonnen at MW, and Cantwell at LHW never got a match with the champ right away.

Pettis had no choice. His organisation disappeared.

It's like Dan Henderson's case, when the UFC bought Pride.
He was the last Pride MW champ, the equivalent of the UFC LHW div, and since Zuffa owned both organisations, and they couldn't have 2 champions.
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