Would there be in any harm in having a combined HW/SHW division?
What do you think would happen if it were created?
I dont understand it either, boxing is under the same athletic commissions and they have no limit at HW. Even HS wrestling in the US has a limit of 285.
If they did scrap the limit, it wiuld just mean the few guys that have to cut to make 265 would no longer have to.
BKViper - What they need is the 225 Cruiser weight division (before we need 115 Dana) and then take the cap off HW.This!
MMARAIDER - cause no one wants to watch 2 300 pound guys gass out in 2 minuetsWon't have to, fattys won't make it to the Super Bowl of mma
BKViper - What they need is the 225 Cruiser weight division (before we need 115 Dana) and then take the cap off HW.
Bisping KOd by CHRIST - Fat guys with no cardio would get destroyed. The limit is stupid.And that's fine but fat guys wouldn't be on a UFC PPV. However, a 6'5'' ripped kick boxer with 6 months takedown defence whose ideal weight is 280lbs would be awesome.
thedirtyburger - Half the heavyweights already gas after 5 minutes, and besides, who would fight there? Cole Konrad is retiredEveryone above 205lbs.
ShawnTheBadger - Because the HW division already has by far the largest percentage of weight difference between potential opponents with the current weight classes.But the higher the weight class the less difference it makes.
Kinkle - What fighter is this limit keeping out of the UFC?Like I said I'm not thinking of anyone in particular just wondering why the UFC would limit themselves in this way.
jasonhightower -This is the correct answer.BKViper - What they need is the 225 Cruiser weight division (before we need 115 Dana) and then take the cap off HW.This!
I_Bungalo_Baboo_Babies - Because everyone would gas too quickly at shwDon't think you understand what I'm asking.
Dogmeat 1 -This looks to be the answer. Thanks dogmeat.shady lane -Kinkle - What fighter is this limit keeping out of the UFC?Like I said I'm not thinking of anyone in particular just wondering why the UFC would limit themselves in this way.
The UFC did not create the current weight classes although they were in part based on the ones the UFC was using at the time. When the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board created the unified rules of mixed martial arts they also decided on the current weight classes. Olympic wrestling limits super heavyweights to 264 lbs (120kg) as well so it seems fairly likely that is where the board got their heavyweight limits from.
The superheavyweight division has always been unnecessary and the UFC has only ever staged a single fight in that division to my knowledge. Superheavyweight is pretty much the only division in which the fighters are obviously inferior to the ones in the weight class below. The fact that there isn't even a single notable sueprheavyweight fighter who can't easily make heavyweight (sadly Bob Sapp and Hong Man Choi are still likely the most prominent of the pure SHW fighters) shows just how pointless the division is.
im still in for a cruiser weight and then a capaless heavyweight div.