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It’s becoming clearer that, just as in boxing, the smaller guys in the lighter weight divisions can steal a show quicker then you can say Jack-be-quick.



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Post #1   9/29/07 11:42:10AM   

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True story. I have been very impressed with the lightweight fights this year with the UFC cards. The only thing that sucks is that they usually don't have that KO power to put someone out with a few punches.

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Post #2   9/29/07 12:14:59PM   

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i know what this guy is saying.. but you still have to pay your respects to the heavy weights what do you think would be a more exciting fight? penn/sherk or couture/fedor?

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ko power? spencer fisher?

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I like the fights but as Florian said "No, Finishers" until the exciting fights e4nd desively I refuse to call them the best weightclass to watch, I wish someone had the stat on what weightclass has the most fioghts cut short via sub or ko.

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Penn/Sherk would be better than Couture/Fedor.

For the humor factor, it's funny to see a fighter get toyed with.

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i dont think it would be an easy match either way

diego had a guillotine and triangle sinched against fitch and fitch was able to get out based on pure strength and technique. I dont know if sherk is as technical, but P4P, he's a lot stronger than fitch. I honestly think this fight will remain standing as long as penn can keep it up. It's hard to work your jj against someone that strong with a horse's neck

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No way the LHW has been the best for a long time!!

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LHW is probably the "strongest" division. They combine the strength with quickness, so I'd say that an average LHW fighter will beat an average fighter in any other division, even Heavy weight. The most recent example is Randy Couture who is successfully defending his HW title, whereas in the LHW division there are a number of people who can beat him or beat him in the past (Jackson, Liddell, Henderson to name a few).

That being said, Lightweights are definitely exciting to watch, also because those guys generally do not have knockout power. In heavier divisions you often see fighters throwing that overhand right repeatedly hoping to get a wild knockout. In lighter divisions people have to be progressively more technical because knockouts are rare, and technique counts.

The (relative) lack of knockout power and brute strength is what makes Lightweights so exciting to watch.

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Posted by wapttn

i know what this guy is saying.. but you still have to pay your respects to the heavy weights what do you think would be a more exciting fight? penn/sherk or couture/fedor?



Thats a good question. They would both be awesome. Couture Fedor would obviously be the bigger draw but I would say Penn/Sherk would be mroe exciting

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Posted by kamikaze15208

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Thats a good question. They would both be awesome. Couture Fedor would obviously be the bigger draw but I would say Penn/Sherk would be mroe exciting



i actually wouldn't want to see penn sherk, because every sean sherk fight is the same: he takes you down, does little damage and holds you there for the whole fight. even though penn has excellent jiu-jitsu, i don't think he could catch sherk for sherk does have excellent jiu-jitsu as shown in his 18 min submission war with karo ins RSF. As for the rest of the division, i feel that the LW are the most explosive and are always entertaining. case in point: every UFC roger huerta fight. i can't think of one of his fights that was boring.

Post #11   9/30/07 2:34:39PM