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Women's Strawweight in a Crowded UFC Roster

I'm really excited to hear that the UFC is adding another women's weight class. One of my favorite shows of 2013 was Invicta FC 6. The women's divisions remind me of earlier days in MMA. There's a wide range in the talent level and it's not uncommon to see someone improve dramatically. There are lots of new faces and it's exciting to have so many unknowns in discovering who's the best.

But I can't help but think about something Luke Thomas said in his last chat. He said that no one ever has ever told him there are too few UFC events. Ever. So what does the introduction of another division mean?

With 115 the UFC will have 10 divisions. If they keep 25 fighters per division (which I think is low), that each want 3 fights per year that's 750 fights per year. With 24 fighters per event that's 31+ events per year. If the UFC keeps 35 fighters per division you're getting close to one event per week.

Is that too many? Will the UFC cut their roster to make room? Should they have more fights per event, or more total events?

Maybe the answer is more organizations. In some ways I miss the days when the UFC and Pride were separate, and to a lesser extent when the UFC and Strikeforce were separate. It was fun talking about which fighters were really the best and hoping for the day when we could find out.

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