Perhaps rather than creating all of these divisions, they should keep the divisions they have and add a certain amount of weight separation between classes to serve as a buffer, rather than making it so easy to a fighter to skim by.
Originally Posted by pauli
I mean, lower the amount of weight classes, while keeping the weight allowed in each class around a 10% variation of that weight level, while making a 10% weight buffer between the classes, so you have a lot more fighters in each division, while still allowing them to be something around their familiar weight. Instead of;
115: Super Flyweight
135: Super Bantamweight
165: Super Lightweight
185: Super Welterweight
205: Super Middleweight
225: Light Heavyweight
266+: Super Heavyweight
Bantamweight: 125 lbs. and under
Light weight: 135 lbs to 145 lbs
Middleweight: 160 lbs to 175 lbs
Cruiser weight: 195 lbs to 215 lbs
Heavyweight: 235 lbs and over
Why even have a 125 and under weight class? Do any of you know any adults, who are in fighting shape, that weigh 125 pounds?
Originally Posted by Iphaltuus
I guess for the really little guys, I see them all the time around the island, 4 foot nothing.
Here are my official "Unified" MMA rules which my comittee consisting of me has come up with, and therefore made standard.
Each weight class is 10% larger than the previous... No adjective prefixes, unless it's a really serious amount of weight. No more rounding weights off to the nearest 5 pounds, no rounding in general! And keep all figures, even the insignificant ones!!!
i'm not a fan of 10% spacing. 7% 4evar.
cruiserweight sounds plain retarded.
I think we should name weight classes based on descriptions of BJ Penn at the given weight. For example:
155: Training Hard
170: Eating Hard
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