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Old 06-09-2011, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Also, UFC will add flyweight division. Not sure when. Will start signing 125-pounders soon. #UFC
Mighty Mouse and Benivedez for the title next year.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mighty Mouse and Benivedez for the title next year.
Florian is super excited
After he makes a quick stop at 135, 125 will be his 6th division
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hard for me to get excited after seeing what they've done with 145 and 135.

Guys like Brain Bowles and Joseph Benivedez on the under card doesn't really sit well with me, especially with guys like Amir Sadollah on the main card of those shows.

You would NEVER see Rashad Evans, Shane Carwin, or other top contenders/former champs or are still very relevant in the prelims.
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Who the **** will fight in it....kind of like super heavyweight there is going to be a rotation of like 6 guys.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hard for me to get excited after seeing what they've done with 145 and 135.

Guys like Brain Bowles and Joseph Benivedez on the under card doesn't really sit well with me, especially with guys like Amir Sadollah on the main card of those shows.

You would NEVER see Rashad Evans, Shane Carwin, or other top contenders/former champs or are still very relevant in the prelims.
Patience, my friend. It takes time to develop and market a new class of fighters that casual fans have never heard of. Try and remember back to the days when the UFC first started up the Lightweight division, and look how successful it is now!
Flyweight sounds good and can be stacked in the future, but they should definitely stop here. I dont want to see anybody less than 125 fighting (i.e. strawweight, etc).
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Who the **** will fight in it....
1. Kenny Florian
2. Roy Nelson
3. Gleison Tibau
4. Thiago Alves
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To me more divisions means more fighters which means more events. Maybe the UFC is going to amp up the amount of free content that we're getting as I doubt they will be able to squeeze out many more PPV's per year w/o seeing diminishing returns.

When I say free content I mean Versus/Sportsnet/G4 (maybe) etc. This must mean they're going to get more tv time which isn't a bad thing. If we can get more high quality fights where I don't have to dish out $60 plus drinks and food then I'm fully in support of it. As it was said earlier, I'm not in support of seeing these solid/exciting fighters like Bowles buried on the pre-lims.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As it stands imo there are not that many top guys at FW and BW so opening 125 will just thin the ranks. This move is probably needed but not sure its needed just yet.
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1. Kenny Florian
2. Roy Nelson
3. Gleison Tibau
4. Thiago Alves
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1. Kenny Florian
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3. Gleison Tibau
4. Thiago Alves
Dont forget about Anthony Johnson

No seriously I can't believe the UFC is even considering this right now, they are still to let the dust settle on the impact the FW and BM divisions have had on the rest of the divisions in the UFC due to lack of extra shows and subsequent card space to support development in the other division that are already suffering from having to give up card space to support the extra divisions.

This sucks big time until the UFC starts to put on extra shows, even if they are more simple fight night events to what we are used to seeing with no big draws almost like what SF do with the challengers events, just to get the development rolling in all the other divisions back up to the level where it was before the WEC merge, the last thing they need is another division to require card space which can only come from other divisions having to give up even more development.

Unless of course they do start to put on more shows, but since the WEC merge this is yet to happen, in fact the UFC has to date this year hosted the same number of events as they did last year, there has been no extra events, so in essence we have lost the 5 shows that the WEC hosted to date last year which means between all current divisions we have lost 55 fights, those fights could of been used to develop new stars and develop the divisions to give us much better current information on the development and current status of the fighters, that's 110 fighters who have to date missed out of a fight, odds are at least one of those would of showed us that they are ready to at least be considered a contender, without those fights who is to say we have a clear reading any up and comers who could have missed there chance to play in the big time.

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