Top 5 UFC Fighters Who Should Change Divisions Today

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Top 5 UFC Fighters Who Should Change Divisions Today
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Changing weight classes has become a mainstay in today's MMA culture. Much like the Hollywood reboot, changing divisions remains one of the most valuable cards any fighter holds in his or her back pocket when things get rough.

Far too often are fighters plagued by simple things beyond their control.

Frankie Edgar saw that he no longer had a place amongst the UFC's elite lightweights after dropping two-straight losses to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson. A change in division afforded him an immediate title shot, and a sea of fighters who would no longer dwarf him inside the cage.

Even fighters who've had sustained success in their natural weight classes have their own personal reasons to drop down. Take Daniel Cormier, for example, who dropped 30 pounds to challenge for the light heavyweight crown while his training partner Cain Velasquez holds onto his heavyweight crown.

Whether it's because of competitive reasons or friendships, some fighters just need to create some ripples. Read on to see the top five fighters who should change divisions today. 

 

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