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Just as it says, Who do you think has the most to gain from changing weight class right now?

I think that Arvloski should cut down to LHW and see what he can do there. I think that he can take his game to the next level at that weight class.
 

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i think brandon vera would have a pretty good shot at being champ if he dropped down.. but he has a good shot where he is. andre is pretty lean as is..i dont know, i dont think it would matter if he lost power though, i think he'd still be stronger than most of the guys in that div. i'd like to see bj drop back down once he settles things with hughes..
 

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i think brandon vera would have a pretty good shot at being champ if he dropped down.. but he has a good shot where he is. andre is pretty lean as is..i dont know, i dont think it would matter if he lost power though, i think he'd still be stronger than most of the guys in that div. i'd like to see bj drop back down once he settles things with hughes..
I like the BJ idea, he's a terror at any weight class, but he's a demon at LW.
 

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Just as it says, Who do you think has the most to gain from changing weight class right now?

I think that Arvloski should cut down to LHW and see what he can do there. I think that he can take his game to the next level at that weight class.
What does AA weigh now?

Sherdog has him at 240.

Thats a lot down to 205.
 

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I dont see why anyone would want to go from HW to LHW. One you can cut more and face a tougher champion. Or two you can fight closer to your weight and fight Tim Sylvia whome I think both AA and Vera could beat easier than Liddell.
 

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for someone like vera/penn would it be possible to hold both titles?

gain lose 10-15pds... that would be awesome
 

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We already know Vera wants to be in HW and LHW............now Penn, I think should drop back to LW. I do think he should fight Hughes again though. If/when he beats Hughes, he should stay 170, but if not, I think he should come down and dominate
 

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yea but does anyone know if he could possibly have both belts?..fight every 4 months or so...we need a rule junkie
 

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for someone like vera/penn would it be possible to hold both titles?

gain lose 10-15pds... that would be awesome
i dont think so. it would be fair to the guys in both divisions, they would always be waiting for a title shot. i guess right now with some of the divisions being a little light on contenders it would be ok. but once these newer guys mature there will be more frequent title defenses. you dont want a guy defending one title one month and then you got a contender thats ready but has to wait around cause the champ in your division just fought in another division and isnt ready to fight for a few months
 

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Arlovski is a very very lean 240 lbs of muscle. I've read that his camp starting him to eating chicken alot as it made his body leaner so a move down to 205 would serve no good to him any way you look at it.

Vera's a good choice I think. He's got great size for LHW and he's not what you call a "cut" 225 lbs and could easily make 205.
 

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NOLA_JACK said:
IDK, i think AA could make the cuts. Remember he doesnt try to cut weight at all to try to make 240, its alot of water weight that he can drop.
he doesnt have much i can assure you, i met him at ufc 57, he wasnt even fighting that night and he looked like he was in great shape. he doesnt have a whole lot of excess fat on him. he would be burning all muscle.
 

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Slamnbam88 said:
for someone like vera/penn would it be possible to hold both titles?
If it would be allowed, I think it is very possible. I don't think the UFC should allow someone to do this though. My reasoning is that if a fighter that is holding both belts gets hurt and is out for say 9 months.......that is 9 months without a title shot in 2 divisions. With the way they have PPV's now, even if 2 different champions are off like Franklin was, that would make for a long time before any titles are defended in two weight classes. I think it will help now that they have the LW division, but will they have LW title bouts be Main Events?
 

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Arlovski is a very very lean 240 lbs of muscle. I've read that his camp starting him to eating chicken alot as it made his body leaner so a move down to 205 would serve no good to him any way you look at it.

Vera's a good choice I think. He's got great size for LHW and he's not what you call a "cut" 225 lbs and could easily make 205.
yeah brandon is tall, but he isnt all muscle like arlovski. i think he can make 205 no sweat..
p.s. and he would be a beast there too..i think he wants the hw belt first though.
 

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very true
But Chrisl972 do you think it might be wise?
I think that will depend on the true fighter that Franklin is. If he thinks that is wise, he's lost the thing that made him a champ.

I would like to see him come back and think of nothing else but having the MW title again, even if Silva lost it. But he has to avenge that loss at some point to hold his sway with his fans.
 
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