so heart of a fighter doesn't mean much?While I think there should be a weightless class, and that heavyweight boxing is boring, I can understand why little guys wouldn’t want to fight a Heavyweight champ. It’s a little bit different in MMA where you do more than throw arms and you can utilise leverage.
There’s so much nonsense and politics in popular sports. Way too much money in the whole thing, too. It takes over and the sport becomes secondary.Too many classes. But you’ll never get rid of it because the more classes and belts there are the more fighters and money.
it should really be one belt, but since there are so many fighters it would be impossible to coordinate title defences.
some reason fighters only fight about twice a year, with many main fighters once a year when they get good.
Champs should be defending belts every quarter and if they are sick or injured, you lose it if you can’t fight.
the only sports in the world where if you can’t play that day you get to postpone it for 6 months. Every other sport’s champ who can’t defend loses
Taller people are usually heavier as well so it counts as weight. Unless they are stick-men which means they can be weaker so it balances out VS a shorter opponent at the same weight.Why just weight ? What about height ?
A giant of a man should fight a much smaller one heck even a dwarf and as long as the smaller fighter is aggressive enough by you admission. you will sanction this fight ?
You’re not serious right? Either that or you’ve never been in any kind of competitive physical sport.
Reality meets platitude - reality always wins.
Yes. But is should not just be weightless.
Make it a completely OPEN class.
Anything goes. Enhancements, Steroids, PHP, Combat Drugs, Experimental Surgery ....
I would watch it.
You do realize that the terms like, "heart of a fighter/warrior", were coined from actual real life fights and battles right? Any sport these days are going to have a specific set of rules that you have to follow that greatly tone down the risk in fighting and greatly extend the fight.
I could definitely take down dudes bigger than me... if it where no holds barred. But then, people would die at worst and get lifelong career ending injuries at best. Quickly.
Something tells me you don't or haven't ever fought.
Boxing definitely has too many weight classes. MMA is fine though.
|title bout||non-title bout|
|Weight class||Upper weight limit|
|Strawweight||115 lb (52.2 kg)||116 lb (52.6 kg)|
|Flyweight||125 lb (56.7 kg)||126 lb (57.2 kg)|
|Bantamweight||135 lb (61.2 kg)||136 lb (61.7 kg)|
|Featherweight||145 lb (65.8 kg)||146 lb (66.2 kg)|
|Lightweight||155 lb (70.3 kg)||156 lb (70.8 kg)|
|Super lightweight||165 lb (74.8 kg)||166 lb (75.3 kg)|
|Welterweight||170 lb (77.1 kg)||171 lb (77.6 kg)|
|Super welterweight||175 lb (79.4 kg)||176 lb (79.8 kg)|
|Middleweight||185 lb (83.9 kg)||186 lb (84.4 kg)|
|Super middleweight||195 lb (88.5 kg)||196 lb (88.9 kg)|
|Light heavyweight||205 lb (93.0 kg)||206 lb (93.4 kg)|
|Cruiserweight||225 lb (102.1 kg)||226 lb (102.5 kg)|
|Heavyweight||265 lb (120.2 kg)||266 lb (120.7 kg)|
You’d have people dying pretty often in the ring. Smaller people have smaller bones and bone density, there’s always exceptions but a heavyweight punch is a whole different thing.