Sometimes, too much of something good can be a bad thing, even if that good thing is the UFC. With the ever growing number of weight classes and the increasing number of titles, the UFC is starting to get a bit watered down.
Some fighters are chiming in and voicing their concern over what appears to be becoming a problem. Former champion Frankie Edgar has voiced his opinion on the issue and here’s what he had to say in an interview this past Monday with The MMA Hour:
“I just think they’re getting silly with these interim titles,” Edgar said. “It’s a little too much. They’re already taking Conor’s (155-pound) one away. I just don’t get it.”
We don’t get it either, Frankie. The concern arises after Conor McGregor became champ at two different weight classes. Which turned into a problem with Dana White: he won’t allow McGregor to tie up an entire weight class, so he in essence gave the 145-pound title away. Now Jose Aldo is the champ at 145, without even having to fight for it.
It all boils down to money, which apparently, UFC feels it doesn’t have enough of already. This is our plea: please don’t ruin the UFC for your own financial gain. Is that too much to ask?