I'm not sure with this, usually they go with heavier coaches than contestants
Posted by babalu46
Posted by FastKnockout
I think it may end up being Edgar and Maynard. Can't figure out why they would take away the Middleweights unless they want Edgar/Maynard coaching and figured the Middleweights might make too much weight difference between the team and coaches.
I'm not sure with this, usually they go with heavier coaches than contestants but also they like to put personalities in there at least one anyway so that the coaches fight is hyped and no offense to Maynard or Edgar but they just don't have the personalities to push fights.
They've done it before. It's possible. Season 2 with Franklin and Hughes coached Welterweights and Heavyweights, and season 10 had Rampage and Rashad coaching Heavyweights. It wouldn't be anything new.but also they like to put personalities in there at least one anyway so that the coaches fight is hyped and no offense to Maynard or Edgar but they just don't have the personalities to push fights.
A storyline could push the season just as much as personalities. After the recent Edgar/Maynard fight the mainstream forums blew up about them, and most fans wanted an immediate rematch between the two. A storyline was born after that fight. Maynard is the only fighter to beat the champion, and their rematch ended in a draw. The third fight will decide it once and for all.
You say the season wouldn't be entertaining, but wasn't that said about the rematch as well? Now look, we already have a candidate for Fight Of The Year. We don't know much about Edgar and Maynard, but a whole season could change that. We don't know until it happens. For all we know it could turn out to be the most entertaining season yet. Besides, I actually think Edgar has some personality in him. He's been the underdog almost his whole life, yet he has the confidence as if he's a Heavyweight champion. I think a season with them will change the current view fans have on them both. Not to mention all the buzz currently hanging over the Lightweight division. The division hasn't been this exciting in years. For as long as I can remember, it's been Penn at the top of the division with his reign of terror on the rest of the fighters, now that's changed and no one knows who the next champion will be, because the division has just gotten that good. We don't know what will happen next.
As for the belt being tied up, I don't think that's a problem. Most of the solid contenders have matches lined up already, and Pettis already stated that he wants to fight again instead of just waiting for the rematch. I don't think the wait will be an issue as long as they are the coaches.