Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
I don't get what the big deal is. There are some adult men who want to be a mixed martial artist and happen to hover in the 115 lb division. Why not give them an avenue? Are people going to be so butt-hurt watching this?
Plus boxing had weight classes below this for nearly a century.
Also, to let you know, amateur boxing in the olympics goes all the way down to 108 lbs.
For me it's just the lack of depth at the lower weight classes of really talented or at least viable guys that deserve to be on main cards. The 125lb division is very thin as is and it would make alot more sense stacking it up with better fighters first. I don't see it as much different when sports leagues start selling off more franchises and end up diluting the talent pool you end up seeing less skill and talent and still pay the same or more for it.
I think the difference between the smaller in MMA as opposed to boxing is the actual grappling aspect of things. It looks odd watching to guys that small grappling to me anyways.
I'm not saying there shouldn't be avenues for guys in that weight class to fight I just don't think the UFC is the place for it. Still really think Zuffa should be looking at running a developmental promotion where they can properly develop a woman's division, weight classes that don't have depth and guys that can't hang in the ufc.