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Hell yeah. I reckon GSP would do much better weighing in at his usual weight against Silva without bulking up, so go for it.
... what's stopping him from fighting at his usual weight? You do realise that even if the fight is at 185, he can fight at anything lower than that right? (he actually walks around at 194lbs btw)

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... what's stopping him from fighting at his usual weight? You do realise that even if the fight is at 185, he can fight at anything lower than that right? (he actually walks around at 194lbs btw)
True. I guess that means he just doesn't want to.




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The UFC got to where it is by embracing regulation and becoming more of a sport than a freakshow. This would be a terrible idea.
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its not freakshow fights *facepalm to most of you* bones-silva, aldo-penn, nick diaz-chris leben fights like that not gabe ruedigar vs alistair overeem


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its not freakshow fights *facepalm to most of you* bones-silva, aldo-penn, nick diaz-chris leben fights like that not gabe ruedigar vs alistair overeem
You don't need openweight for that, just catchweight & that can and has been done before so whats the problem?
But having more than 1 weightclass different would by most people be called a freakshow. The problem with the mentioned fights are that either the UFC and/or the fighters won't do the particular fights, not because of the wieght.

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You don't need openweight for that, just catchweight & that can and has been done before so whats the problem?
But having more than 1 weightclass different would by most people be called a freakshow. The problem with the mentioned fights are that either the UFC and/or the fighters won't do the particular fights, not because of the wieght.
well thats just annoying, i enjoyed wandy-cro cop and other fights like that in pride, i wish they would agree gsp wont even face silva who is a weight class above him. but you cant say any fight with bj penn in it is a freakshow because he holds his own against machida at heavyweight and people at lw and ww


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They can't. No commission would sanction it.
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I fear the day, if it ever comes when they start adding weight divisions like boxing, I think there are 18-19 diffrent weight divisions in boxing and 7 in the UFC. I hope they keep things the way they are. I would love to see GSP vs Silva but not if it opened the door to start making lots of changes. I think the catch weight is a good option but at the end of the day GSP is the best Welterweight and Anderson is the best middleweight, IMO..
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well thats just annoying, i enjoyed wandy-cro cop and other fights like that in pride, i wish they would agree gsp wont even face silva who is a weight class above him. but you cant say any fight with bj penn in it is a freakshow because he holds his own against machida at heavyweight and people at lw and ww
Yea it would be cool if the best fighters moved around 2 weightclasses for superfights or just agreed to have a catchweight fight. sadly GSP doesn't want to move to middlweight or have a catchweight with Silva. The same goes for Silva with Bones etc. I think fighters have too much to lose if the lost to a fighter that was bigger than them, so they just won't do it, it's not that it isn't allowed. Or maybe Dana doesn't want it to happen, who knows.
Wandy vs Crocop was only one weightclass appart tho, but I don't think it was catchweight. But thinking of how small a HW Crocop is, it could have been if they wanted.
I wouldn't want to see fights like LW vs HW in the UFC tho.
Penn is awsome for fighting at any weight and I love him for it but I really wouldn't want to see fights like that in the UFC, I think it would hurt the sport if the big-leauge allows it.
My dream situation would be to have both the UFC and a big japanese promotion like Pride was, that could allow for some "freakshows" now and then.

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i hope japan remakes another pride eventually as an alternate to the ufc, but yeah obviously sam stout vs shane carwin wont make any sense of a superfight, i really dont think mma has anything to prove when it comes to being a legit sport, and old men and idiots oppose it anyways, look at boxing about 17 weight classes at least 1000 different belts(some are magazine made belts) and fighters can fight in like 7 different weight classes, pac man has 6 titles right now which would be ludacris in mma.


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