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  • 10-30-2010, 10:43 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by Caine2878 View Post
    I think its a good thing but also a bad thing. I think the WEC would have been a great org to fill alot of the UFC network time. I'm wondering what kind of content they are going to have on the network.
    the ufc network was a false rumor that fucking mike wilbon made up to fill time on pti. dana said its not happening for years. and even if the wec fighters are still fighitng in the ufc so it would still generate similar amount of footage.
  • 10-30-2010, 04:03 PM
    LethalStriker
    Quote Originally Posted by JPeezy View Post
    It is always great to merge top talent into one promotion, just like when Pride was added to the UFC. All of those dream fights became reality.

    The one thing I don't like is having too many weight classes now. In the past Dana White was quoted as saying he didn't want to be like boxing with too many weight classes, and he was happy to just have four classes at that time. Now they will be up to 7 weight classes. Do you really need a class every 10 pounds for these little guys 155 and under? I'd do a 155 and a 135 tops.
    No one has a problem with a lot of weight classes as long as they're seperated with a decent amount of weight inbetween them. And when you get to smaller weight classes the difference in weight between classes should be 10 lbs instead of 15 lbs since the weight differential between classes means much more the lower you go, since it's a higher percentage of the fighters body weight. Honestly in the future I think this is what the weight divisions will eventually have to become once the talent pool deepens so not to force fighters to cut so much weight:

    125
    135
    145
    155
    165
    175
    185
    205
    225
    265
  • 10-30-2010, 04:00 PM
    Adambomb
    It's not a good idea...it's a great idea!

    1. The best fighters at 145 and 135 will now make a lot more money (imagine how many FOTN bonuses they're going to steal?)
    2. The UFC has two more champions and divisions to promote so every PPV card can have a title fight and/or #1 contender bout
    3. We won't get stuck with main events like Mir-Cro Cop.
  • 10-30-2010, 02:57 PM
    kickass32
    It's absolutley a great move. It will suck for the lower to mid tier WEC LW's as they will probably get cut, but it's exciting that hopefully we see PPV's stacked with exciting fight from top to bottom with the addition of the lighter weights....unfortunatley that will also allow the UFC to up their prices on PPV's...
  • 10-30-2010, 08:06 AM
    Caine2878
    I think its a good thing but also a bad thing. I think the WEC would have been a great org to fill alot of the UFC network time. I'm wondering what kind of content they are going to have on the network.
  • 10-29-2010, 07:51 PM
    MixtapeCeaser204
    The announcement has the biggest effect on fans and fighters but I think it affects all 3 camps good/bad differently.

    WEC Fighters: 50/50. On one hand they will get more exposure and potentially bigger pay, but will they be the same fighters they were in WEC? They were big fish in a small pond in WEC but now its small fish in the fuckin ocean. There def is an adjustment, some will make it and some won't. The headliners should do fine but I worry about the guys lower down the card. Pressure is much bigger in the UFC.

    UFC Fighters: 50/50. More competition is good in that when you win it boosts your rep giving you the potential to earn more money and possibly a title fight. But the guys that have been treading water are gonna be in trouble when these WEC guys hungry for the UFC spotlight come in like a tidal wave. Everyone will have to step up their game or get passed by.

    Fans: 90/-10. I say -10 because it does suck that we are losing 5 free cards on TV next year, WEC shows were usually damn good top to bottom. But the 4 free shows plus the PPV and Spike events should be awesome with the talent pool and divisions they have now. We should get some great fights next year. But I bet these last 2 WEC shows will be off the hook, trying to go out with a bang. As a fight fan this announcement has me pretty excited. Plus a featherweight or Bantamweight edition of The Ultimate Fighter would be pretty sweet.
  • 10-29-2010, 06:15 PM
    killakem1
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I'll miss the smaller cage. The UFC cage means less action, more room to run.

    rh
    its only 5ft smaller so i dont see that huge of a difference. thats what like 2-3extra steps tops.
  • 10-29-2010, 01:12 PM
    Chute_Boxe44
    How can anyone put a damper on this news?? This is fantastic news all around and will lead to sooo many great match ups and events for the future!!
  • 10-29-2010, 12:27 PM
    rivethead
    If the fighters get paid more, I think it's great.
    If we don't lose the amount of free cards that WEC provided, I think it's great.
    If it means less Frank Mir terrible commentary, I think it's great.

    And while I'm not 100% confident the merger means any of those things, I'll miss the smaller cage. The UFC cage means less action, more room to run.

    rh
  • 10-29-2010, 03:58 AM
    killakem1
    Quote Originally Posted by JPeezy View Post
    Do you really need a class every 10 pounds for these little guys 155 and under? I'd do a 155 and a 135 tops.
    they dont govern the weight classes. the athletic commissions do.
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