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    Big country gasses far less than some of the more muscular fighters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimmy View Post
    Big country gasses far less than some of the more muscular fighters
    I don't care what a fighter looks like what so ever. I'm just saying the ufc does. It's about advertising and sponsorship etc. I think the ufc still has that chip on their shoulder that people don't take them seriously as a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timp View Post
    I don't care what a fighter looks like what so ever. I'm just saying the ufc does. It's about advertising and sponsorship etc. I think the ufc still has that chip on their shoulder that people don't take them seriously as a sport.
    It does have an appeal a "fat bloke" division. Tank Abbott types throwing haymakers and gassing after 2 mins lol
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    for the most part it is pointless, but there are definitly some fighter who benefit from having to get down to 265. Brock Lesnar and Tim Sylvia are the first two that come to my mind.
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    I imagine the 265 limit is Tim's toughest opponent these days
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    There's just not enough high level fighters/athletes of that size to warrant a division at the top end of the sport. If you're a young, legit 280lb+ athlete you're going to be pushed into something like American Football.

    Pretty sure that Josh Barnett vs Semmy Schilt at UFC 32 (?) was a super heavyweight fight.
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    Ah American football. The only sport with a higher concussion/minute average than mma and boxing combined.
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