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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 12:55 PM
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maybe in some type of rare GP event, but I dont think such an event would suit the UFC

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From business prospective, absolutely not. As a fan, I bet that all the UFC fans on this forum would watch Cain fighting Jon or Thiago Alves striking with Anderson Silva.

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Nope. I don't even think it's up to the UFC now. The regulating body is what decides the weight classes. They could have open weight fights in Brazil or some other country that isn't under US regulation. But, I don't think it can happen in the states. I could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by UFC_OWNS View Post
like the pride days? super fights would be a lot easier to come by if it was there and gsp wouldn't have the excuse of going up and down weight classes, and we would have a lot more intriguing big name fights. i also think we should adapt a 10 minute first round but thats another thread.

anyways discuss
It kind of already exists - anyone under 265lbs can compete for the Heavyweight Championship, right?
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No because although entertaining if you look at it like an adult and sensibly its actually very very stupid.

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Dana would never allow such a thing to happen. You'd see fighters like Phil Davis being headstrong and subsequently battered by powerhouses like Carwin. Dana's job is to also protect his fighters and build hype. Not much of that can be done when your up and coming star gets his ass handed to him.
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It kind of already exists - anyone under 265lbs can compete for the Heavyweight Championship, right?
No they have to weigh in at 206 minimum. 186 minimum for LHW, 171 for MW,etc.

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All open weight tourny's do is cloud the rankings systems. There really isn't a need for it. DOn't get me wrong, I'd love to watch one, but it isn't really good for the sport besides PPV buys.

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