So in another thread it was mentioned the UFC only having half the current top 50 ranked HWs takes away a lot of matchups they can offer fans at HW.
With other promotions having fighters like Kharitonov, Minakov, Fortune, Moldavsky, Isaev, Goltsov, and Aliakbari means you will see less compelling HW fights in the UFC.
This is the sport that Royce, Funaki, Suzuki, Rutten, Shamrock, Fuke, Igor, Severn, Taktarov, Ruas, Frye, Mo Smith, Conan, Rickson, Enson, Takada, Coleman, and Kerr built and they did it at HW.
For WMMA to be such a strong focus of the UFC and HW to be such an afterthought is somewhat bizarre.
UFC only has around 40 HW men signed to contract and they have less than half the top 50 fightmatrix HWs.
They have around 80 women signed to the UFC.
So in the 2019 UFC, the promotion has twice as many female fighters signed as HW fighters.
Great example as to why cards might feel a little watered down these days.
Around 200 women compete for around 20 "world" titles in UFC, Bellator, ONE, RIZIN, and Invicta.