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The UFC is about to launch the new Super Heavyweight class for competitors weighing above 265 lb (120 kg), according to UFC president Dana White. White said on FOXSports.com’s “The Fighter & The Kid” podcast that the UFC has begun “working on” debuting a 300-pound men division.

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I didn't see anyone else post this, so I apologize if it already has been, but thought it was some pretty big news that no one was really talking about. If this were to happen, I actually think it would be pretty cool, more so for the entertainment aspect, we could see some huge guys in there. I'm wondering if there's some specific guys that they want to sign but can't make the cut down to 265 lbs and this is the solution for it? I guess we won't know until it happens, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this....it's not set in stone, says they've been working on, so I'll believe it when I see it. I don't expect the division to bring any extremely well rounded versatile fighters, but I thought it could definitely bring a huge entertainment aspect to the sport. I'm just reminded a bit of PRIDE and their crazy super fights when I think about this division, and while I know it won't be anything crazy like PRIDE, it could be pretty entertaining.

Post #1   7/23/14 1:20:58AM   

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"“We are also thinking of special events where all weight classes could fight against each other, so a 125 pound guy could be fighting a 325 pound monster, that would be epic,” White replied."

Dana White is an epic moron. The words of the man responsible for eventually wrecking MMA. If they put something like that on TV, some conservative politician or Bill O'Reilly could actually get UFC banned. This is the kind of thing you say over beers, not on a podcast.

I guess White's vision for the sport is "Full Contact Pro Wrestling" Jerry Springer is taking over Goldberg's responsibilities, and the pre-fight drug test will include paternity results.

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Post #2   7/23/14 1:46:05AM   

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Why don't they build up the Heavyweight division before making a super heavyweight division? They have like 20 Heavyweights!

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Ya that last line about the 125ers got me thinking this is probably fake, there's no way they could get a fight like that sanctioned now-a-days.

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A flyweight versus a super heavyweight? No way in hell that would ever happen.

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I'm gonna go ahead and call Bullshit

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I saw this earlier on facebook and it looked fake. It popped up with those random page ads.

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Dana's too focused on making more women divisions at the moment...

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Posted by prophecy033

I'm gonna go ahead and call Bullshit



agreed.

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Posted by Owens92x

Why don't they build up the Heavyweight division before making a super heavyweight division? They have like 20 Heavyweights!

They need more champions for TV main events. The depth of the weight classes obviously means jackshit to them.

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Seems legit.

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And I listened to the podcast Dana was on - he said there was no way it would ever happen.

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Post #12   7/23/14 6:32:09AM   

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Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by prophecy033

I'm gonna go ahead and call Bullshit



agreed.

other links on this site:

"USA: Man Accused Of Stealing 32 Tons of Bacon"


Yeah that one is totally bullshit. Definitely.
Side note: breakfast party at my place, vegans not welcome.

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Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by prophecy033

I'm gonna go ahead and call Bullshit



agreed.

other links on this site:

"Kenya: Authorities Release Barack Obama’s “Real” Birth Certificate"
"USA: Man Accused Of Stealing 32 Tons of Bacon"
"USA: Woman Arrested For Calling Her Ex-Boyfriend 77 000 Times in a Week"



Lol, those all sound like headlines to a Kpro thread

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I hate this, what now Butterbean is going to sign? lol I call it first fight ends in the 1st round 30 seconds in via way of heart attack lol

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