Originally Posted by Rise
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.
Originally Posted by BonesKnows
no more divisons!!! by the sounds of it we are inching closer and closer to boxing where there will be 1000 divisons and no one cares about it anymore.
See the reasons mentioned above that there isn't enough depth in other divisions and they should work on those, or the inflation of divisions are good reasons to me for being against having another division. These are legitimate concerns.
The concern that watching small men fight each other makes one feel icky inside is not. Those are personal preferences. These are also adult men who should be given equal opportunities to pursue what they are passionate about. How is this discrimination any different from not wanting women fight? or black people being allowed to play baseball in the late 40's? Are there safety concerns with strawweights fighting? No. Have these weight classes fought in boxing, wrestling and grappling competitions. Yes. Have they been recognized at the olympic level. Yes. So, it's time for some people to grow the fuck up!