Mary Eastland wrote:
I watched the Fedor /Silva fight last night. How is it fair that Silva weighs 50 pounds more than Fedor? I think they should have a new weight class for super heavy weights.
I'm not sure you can ever achieve the fairness you are looking for. No two fighters are exactly equal. 50 pounds is tough to overcome, though. And Bigfoot Silva's ground and pound is scary.
Maybe it would've been more fair if Fedor had "IP/IT/IS."
The time may be coming to split the heavyweight class, which is currently 206-265. There are certainly a number of talented 285 pounders who cut to 265. But I don't think there are quite enough quality fighters to support that weight class yet.
One other option, although I doubt we'll ever see it in professional sports, is fight time only weigh-ins. It might encourage smaller cuts.