I'd rather see weight classes get smaller than get larger.
If they made a SHW division the fights should be 2 rounds like TUF. Because I know I don't want to see 3 rounds of winded sloppy fighting.
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I don't think there was a need to add 3 lighter weight classes, they could have condensed 125, 135 and 145 into two divisions which would have helped prevent the problems that exist at 125 where the talent pool is shallow and the division doesn't draw.
At this moment in time I have no interest in a SHW division, I don't even know a single fighter who would be a legitimate candidate to compete in it. Let smaller organisations build the talent, allow the SHW ranks to grow and the skill of the average SHW fighter to evolve. In the future when/if these things have happened then the UFC can reassess their upper weight classes and decide whether a SHW division is warranted and will be a draw outside of those who view it as an intriguing freakshow attraction.
Before when they were headling fights with Brock and Overeem, I could see the need for a super heavyweight divison, to give the smaller fighters a chance. But now, I don't really see the need to when the best heavyweight and second best heavyweight walk around 240lbs.
I think it's the chicken and egg debate here.
SHW COULD have been decent if they would have actually considered it when it was more opportune. Lesnar, Bigfoot, Hunt, Bobish, Palelei, Pele, McCorkle, etc etc.
I think that was back in like 2009-2010 though.
Granted, some names on there haven't panned out the way many had hoped but they would have been an ok start to a division and gained interest.
I don't think it has the allure right now but if it became an option, the larger athletes with actual skills would start considering MMA rather than not having the option.
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