View Full Version : Super heavyweight division for MMA?

10-24-2002, 10:31 PM
With guys like Sapp, and fighters just getting bigger and bigger, do you think this is feasible at one time, if the powers at be have enough fighters to fill that division?

10-24-2002, 10:32 PM
i think it is eventually, but at the time no, i dont think there are enough fighters to carry such a division yet.

10-24-2002, 10:36 PM
What do you think the weight should start at? If you have Heavy weights as like 205, then 260 or higher could be superheavy, and their are plenty of fighters close to that, I think it may be easy to fill. However if you make it like 280 or 300, your definately right.

10-24-2002, 10:37 PM
yeah i was thinkin about about the 275 range, but yeah if it was smaller there would definately be enough, but i think at the smae time it would cause the heavyweight division to suffer.

James Fulton
10-25-2002, 10:15 AM
I think anyone above 265 should be a superheavyweight. They could fill the division eventually...

10-25-2002, 02:48 PM
Thats what I was thinking James, around the 265 mark. For some reason Heath Herring popped in my head, and I believe he weighed in at the last pride at around 250? Just around that area could be the maximum for heavyweight, which would still make it a very large weight class, 205-265. As opposed to the other fighters who stay within what, 15 lbs of each other?

The Golden Bear
10-25-2002, 04:46 PM
when your big its a hard life.

10-27-2002, 12:10 AM
****, they got women competing in mma, lets give the big guys their own division, provided there are enough participants to fill the division, and not see the same 6 guys fight all the time.

Jay Pan ROKK
10-27-2002, 08:06 AM
IMO, the heavywieght should go up to 250.

10-27-2002, 09:31 AM
a +265lbs division would be great

10-27-2002, 01:23 PM
No way! Nog could still submit a 300 pounder.

10-28-2002, 10:49 AM
tru dat, that would be a great division though.

10-29-2002, 10:32 AM
I say no to the Super heavy weight devision. I think it is fine the way it is. simple and to the point. As for the guys on the cusp of light heavy and heavy weight? they have to make a decision if they are prepared to fight some freakin bid dudes. Nog did and look at him another giant slayer.