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Why are weight differences in weightclasses so close untill heavyweight

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Hey i was just wondering why there are so many weightclasses near the same weight. like each weight class there is only a 5-10 lb difference but when you get to heavyweight you got guys fighting other guys who are 40-100+ pounds apart..
Is it because after a certain point size no longer gives you that advantage like in lighter weight classes or...

Thanks for help


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Post #1   11/20/13 3:03:48PM   

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There's just not enough talent at +205lbs. to break them up into more classes at the moment.
HW cut off is at 265lbs. so no one is fighting someone that has more than 60 pounds on them at weigh-ins.
Fighters who can cut down to 215, but cant quite make it to 205lbs., are definitely at a little disadvantage.
Maybe sometime in the very distant future they'll ad a cruiser HW class.

And history has shown more weight than 265 lbs. doesn't really help in an MMA fight. So a weight class over 265 lbs. will surely never happen.

Post #2   11/20/13 4:18:14PM   

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Posted by Copenhagen

There's just not enough talent at +205lbs. to break them up into more classes at the moment.
HW cut off is at 265lbs. so no one is fighting someone that has more than 60 pounds on them at weigh-ins.
Fighters who can cut down to 215, but cant quite make it to 205lbs., are definitely at a little disadvantage.
Maybe sometime in the very distant future they'll ad a cruiser HW class.

And history has shown more weight than 265 lbs. doesn't really help in an MMA fight. So a weight class over 265 lbs. will surely never happen.



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Post #3   11/21/13 7:18:11AM   

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Ok thanks for reply, so basically what your saying is there is a point where being any bigger will no longer be an advantage (265 pounds being that line) So being 7 feet tall 350 pounds is no more helpful in a fight than being 6'3 240-265 pounds?

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Are Dave lawson and Chromiuss the same guy then ?

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I wish they had a 195lb weight class
But now with lower weight and womens there is enough
UFC needs to stop adding weight classes

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I wish they had a 195lb weight class
But now with lower weight and womens there is enough
UFC needs to stop adding weight classes



I agree having to many weight classes is no good for the sport. I really was against them adding the 125ers would have much rather seen a CW division added at like 220.

I know there were a lot of things that ruined boxing with all the corruption and different titles. But all the weight classes are just ridiculous they have divisions only three pounds apart

There are 17 weight Divisions

Heavyweight 200 lb +
Cruiserweight 200 lb
Light Heavyweight 175 lb
Super Middleweight 168 lb
Middleweight 160 lb
Super Welterweight 154 lb
Welterweight 147 lb
Super Lightweight 140 lb
Lightweight 135 lb
Super Featherweight 130 lb
Featherweight 126 lb
Super Bantamweight 122 lb
Bantamweight 118 lb
Super Flyweight 115 lb
Flyweight 112 lb
Light Flyweight 108 lb
Strawweight 105 lb

Post #7   1/22/14 6:43:22PM