Fans love to toss about hypothetical matches, often casting a heavyweight fighter in a proposed bout with a light heavyweight, or a lightweight tangling with the larger welterweight.
It’s just one of those things we do as mixed martial arts fans, and I believe, to a degree, it’s fairly natural.
We all knew Frankie Edgar was an undersized lightweight.
Just like we all know that Chris Weidman is a certified light heavyweight who has mastered the art of trimming a startling amount of weight to hit the 185-pound limit. The guy, like Gleison Tibau, is clearly huge when compared to the average man competing in the same weight class.
Every now and then, a specific fight or a long stretch of dominance calls for a shift in weight division. When a man cleans out his division by abusing the top-10 challengers, what do we expect of him? A move to new territory, where new challenges await.
Get a look at six fighters we’d all love to see approach a new weight division.