MMA/UFC started in the early 1990's when Royce Gracie stormed into the field taking everyone by surprise.
Though fighting and organized fighting started before that, in the last 15 years it evolved more than the past 700 yrs. This shows that the sport is advancing and becoming more complex by the second. One-dimensional fighters can't survive in the sport like Royce Gracie and also weight classes have been put in to make things fair. With everybody learning new skills, some people in the heavyweight division are suffering. Earlier in MMA the heavyweight divison was filled with people around 230-240 pounds and if the people were even heavier than that they didnt have the skill needed to be good. Nowadays there are large fighters who are not lacking in skill but actually excelling in it. There are fighters that use there muscle to an advantage and arent dumb meatheads but usually wrestlers+heavy strikers. The old school fighters maybe cant survive and skill can only help so far when you are out weighed by 40+ muscle. Once these monsters learn basic sub defense+others they can dominate with there weight.
These fighters include Shane Carwin, Brock Lesnar, Brett Rogers, Todd Duffee, and many more soon to come.
The old school fighters include Mirko Crocop, Fedor, Mintauro, Randy Coulture.
Fighters like Randy Coulture have no chance at competing and it sickens me watching weigh-ins when one fighter is much larger than the other. The most recent showing of this New Breed was when Frank Mir fought Brock Lesnar. When fighters like Anderson Silva move up in weight and win they get so much credit when the opponent they beat was only a few pounds heavier than they are. But when heavyweight fighters beat people heavier then them they dont get nearly get much credit as Silva.
In conclusion watch for alot more of these new breed fighter. Do you think there should be another divison between light heavyweight and heavyweight? Also answer the poll.
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