The Case for Cruiserweight

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POLL: Cruiserweight?
yes 37% (14)
no 32% (12)
not yet but someday 32% (12)
sclasclemski
8/2/09 9:08:20PM
UFC 91. Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar for the prestigious UFC heavyweight championship. “The Natural” has overcome many obstacles in his heralded UFC career including being the “old-man,” but there was just no way he could overcome the sheer size and strength difference

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Just because...
bojangalz
8/2/09 9:28:59PM
If it's weight-class discussion it goes here. Closed.
scobac
8/2/09 9:56:41PM

Posted by bojangalz

If it's weigh-class discussion it goes here. Closed.

joshryanshepherd
8/2/09 10:17:08PM
why do people always despise the idea of more weight classes?

a classes isn't needed between 155 and 170 or even 170 and 185
a 195 would be nice and a cruiser weight has got to happen IMO

a cruiser weight class being needed cant be argued.

what randy did at UFC 91 was very very ballsy. 220 against a 280?

if Urijah fought Henderson people would freak and no one would deny the fact that something needs added between the 150lber and the 200lber

Now :135..145..155...170...185....205...........265
Later135..145..155...170...185..195..205......235......265

Not a problem what so ever imo

scobac
8/2/09 11:02:25PM
I would like to see a cruiserweight division, I think most peoples gripe with this is the what would be new HW division would be very thin as far as talent goes. But I think it should and will happen in a few years.
prozacnation1978
8/2/09 11:10:29PM
195 weight class!!!
Aether
8/2/09 11:29:11PM
there's no need for 195, but the need for a 225/230 or so class is definitely rising. I'd say it will be feasible within the next 1-2 years.

There won't be a need for 10 pound differential weight classes for a very, very long time IMO.
bojangalz
8/2/09 11:35:03PM
Can we please stop already?! There has been probably five or six discussions on these boards in the last week regarding weight classes. I see no reason this discussion needs to be beat to death yet again.

xphycorx
8/2/09 11:55:50PM
my only problem would be that there aren't enough legit heavyweights. in the article it named only lesnar and carwin. i could think of a few more, but not many. other than that i think it would be a good idea. i've thought about it before and i would love to see cruiserweight added to the ufc.
Boo_Radley21
8/3/09 12:45:29AM
Everything up until heavyweight shouldn't ever change. I'm against a bunch of new weight classes, but if any needs to change it's add one between 205 and 265. Every weight class has like a 15 lb space between, and then 60 for heavyweight. But I don't wanna see like 15 weight classes like boxing. I love how the UFC has it set up, it's perfect IMO.
king_katool
8/3/09 1:42:15AM
theres is no need for a 195 weightclass, no need, i would actually be upset with this addition, it would kill the MW division and hurt the BEST division in MMA the LHW, but a cruiser weight is def needed, maybe not now but within 3 years i think, i dont like the 240 limit too high, i say just spilt it down the middle and make it 206-235, thats the only weightclass that needs to be added
slapshot
8/3/09 2:03:25AM
Randy can make 205 if he wants its just that its a little harder and the HW weight class is much weaker so he chooses to stay there.
Shawn91111
8/3/09 2:54:32AM

Posted by bojangalz

Can we please stop already?! There has been probably five or six discussions on these boards in the last week regarding weight classes. I see no reason this discussion needs to be beat to death yet again.




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GrandMaster313
8/3/09 4:08:52AM
bojangalz
8/3/09 6:13:41AM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by bojangalz

Can we please stop already?! There has been probably five or six discussions on these boards in the last week regarding weight classes. I see no reason this discussion needs to be beat to death yet again.




Making your case for Mod in training?



Ugh... No thank you. They can keep that job. I do enough modding at my day job.
sclasclemski
8/3/09 6:18:51AM

Posted by bojangalz


Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by bojangalz

Can we please stop already?! There has been probably five or six discussions on these boards in the last week regarding weight classes. I see no reason this discussion needs to be beat to death yet again.




Making your case for Mod in training?



Ugh... No thank you. They can keep that job.



I sense alot of anger in your posts...need a hug?
tomp6581
8/3/09 6:37:51AM
Can someone explain why we need 195lb divsion!?!

mentalcase
8/3/09 6:56:06AM

Posted by tomp6581

Can someone explain why we need 195lb divsion!?!




so anderson silva or machida can hold another belt
finnish_line
8/3/09 9:40:52AM

Randy handled Tim Sylvia who outweighed him by a ton.

So the "case for cruiserweight" is just because Brock is stronger? Is the answer "strength divisions" instead of "weight divisions"?

tomp6581
8/3/09 12:12:43PM

Posted by finnish_line


Randy handled Tim Sylvia who outweighed him by a ton.

So the "case for cruiserweight" is just because Brock is stronger? Is the answer "strength divisions" instead of "weight divisions"?




All things being equal, the larger man always wins.

Brock Lesnar is stronger because he is bigger. He is the first truly huge (LEAN size) fighter to make the 265 cut.

The size difference allowed in the HW division is too big really. It was only like this originally because there was never any talented fighters that big. And if they were 265+ they were not lean and probably slow. That has all changed with Lesnar.

155 160 165 170 175 180 185 190 195 200 205 210 215 220 225 230 235 240 245 250 255 260 265

What about the HW's that are a lean 235lbs-255lbs? These are far too big for LHW, but still get out weighted by Lesnar by 30lbs! (Thats nearly two weight divisions!)

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