1. That is why I a support cruiserweight division. Also, after a certain weight, weight advantages aren't as big of factor. The top HWs
Originally Posted by The Return Of......
JDS, Cain and DC before he dropped were pretty small for HW. Most of the top LHWS are big for the division.
2. I really am not sure exactly how much people can or can't cut weight. But it doesn't really matter. Fighters that are slightly too big to cut MW get screwed.
All valid points. It would be up to the UFC to keep their champions in line and keep them focused on fighting for their title. It wouldn't be splitting divisions in half it would be adding two more divisions. I also think a couple more champs would be a good thing. The UFC has 9 champs and still has PPVs with championship fights. The talent pool also continues to grow every year so the top 10 talent will continue to grow as well.
Originally Posted by Rise
Than fighters are competing with a lot less muscle mass than ideal for them to have the best performance possible. I would prefer more matchups with fighters competing at their ideal weight. I realize my scenario will make problems the UFC is facing worse but the good outweighs the bad, as a hypothetical situation. Breaking up divisions and stripping champions would be very problematic at first for the UFC.
In the scenario mentioned if you were a 197lbs you'd alter your diet and training overall and drop that 7lbs and fight in the lower division
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