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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    I think it thins divisions out tremendously for a period of time
    I agree even 170 isn't looking that great right now...more divisions also means more weight class jumping and creating a mess, I hope they stay the same.

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    Just seeing what could maybe happen, so here's 10 for each division......

    155

    Tony Ferguson
    Eddie Alvarez
    Justin Gaethje
    Dustin Poirier
    Kevin Lee
    Michael Chiesa
    Al Iaquinta
    Beneil Dariush
    Michael Johnson
    Anthony Pettis

    165

    Conor McGregor
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    Nate Diaz
    Donald Cerrone
    Rafael Dos Anjos
    Jorge Masvidal
    Edson Barboza
    Gunnar Nelson
    Alex Oliviera
    Paul Felder

    175

    Tyron Woodley
    Stephen Thompson
    Demian Maia
    Robbie Lawler
    Carlos Condit
    Neil Magny
    Santiago Ponzinibbio
    Colby Covington
    DHK
    Mike Perry

    For 10 names in each, pretty strong IMO......170 granted a few newer names, but that's just a division in transition at the moment, plenty of talent coming through there.
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    175 is pretty weak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    175 is pretty weak
    It's not laden with big names......but, it's not really any less than 170 is just now, and it is a division that tends to fill out with new talent fairly frequently too. You could add Nick Diaz and GSP to that if they come back(big if though!), and the likes of Tim Means, Tarec Saffiedine, Alan Jouban, Leon Edwards, Nourdine Taleb, Vicente Luque, Kamaru Usman, Jesse Taylor, Niko Price, Mickey Gall.......all close to the ranked area or upcoming talent.
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    Take out Condit....he hasn't fought in about 10 years it seems, DHK and Perry are non factors IMO....Maia is old, Lawler is close to done and Thompson has been robbed of 2 title wins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    Take out Condit....he hasn't fought in about 10 years it seems, DHK and Perry are non factors IMO....Maia is old, Lawler is close to done and Thompson has been robbed of 2 title wins
    Fair enough, but there is still enough names to fill a roster, what you're saying applies to 170 just now too, it's an aging roster of named talent.......doesn't make it thin, just in transition.
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    It does thin it out. You lose gunnar, RDA, Masvidal and Cerrone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    It does thin it out. You lose gunnar, RDA, Masvidal and Cerrone
    So 4 guys......if that's what saves a division, then there are major issues though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    So 4 guys......if that's what saves a division, then there are major issues though.
    I'm just saying it weakens an already weak (ish) division. No division will go tits up because of any new weight classes....all I'm pointing out is it will weaken most...some a lot, some minimal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    I'm just saying it weakens an already weak (ish) division. No division will go tits up because of any new weight classes....all I'm pointing out is it will weaken most...some a lot, some minimal
    Yep, watering down any division doesn't help especially with more guys that might ditch UFC for Bellator.

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