If you had your own MMA league who would you stack your division with if you could get ANYONE to sign?
First I’d have three divisions- A, B, C for simplicity
A class: the obvious greats, the kobe bryants of mma
B class: Those that need to prove themselves to break into the A class… sort of like the WEC
C Class: Amateur league, KOTC/IFL type skill level
Not exactly sure what the criteria would be to move from class to class
But I’m thinking every year there would a Grand Prix (basically like a championship) that determines top 3 in their division and presents them with the opportunity to get to the A division.
It would be cool if there was a way that a fighter could formally challenge a fighter in another division for their spot on the roster other than assign fights between ranked fighters in each division.
Anyway this is off the top of my head
A: Fedor (duh), Barnett, Couture, Nog, Gonzaga, Werdum,
B: Tim Sylvia, Jeff Monson, Cro Cop, Arlovski, Mark Coleman, Herring, Kongo, Vera, Cain Velasquez,
C: Kimbo, Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir, Dan Severn (ON THE UFC ROSTER WTF?? LOL)
A: Machida, Rampage, Cro Cop?, Wanderlei, Forrest Griffin, Liddell,
B: Tito, Shogun, Thiago Silva, Jardine, Rashad Evans, Goran Relijic,
C: James Irvin, Houston Alexander, Stephan Bonner
A: Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, Robby Lawler
B: Cung Le, Frank Shamrock, Rick Franklin, Yushin Okami,
C: Everyone else
A: GSP, Anthony Johnson, Nick Diaz, Gomi, Thiago, Diego Sanchez, Karo, Danzig,
B: Koscheck, Hughes, Ryo Chonan (IS ON THE UFC ROSTER BUT HASN"T FOUGHT YET! WTF?!), Luke Cummo,
A: BJ Penn, Kenny Florian, Kid Yamamoto??, Genki Sudo??, Joachim Hansen, JZ Calav???, Aoki, Jamie Varner,
B: Joe Lauzon, Joe Stevenson, Melvin Guillard, Razor Rob, Faber, Pulver
F: me (lol)
A: Faber, Pulver, Kid Yamamoto