Someone brought up an interesting topic recently. That weight advantages don’t matter in MMA and that we should just forego weight divisions altogether like the olden days.
Conor McGregor once said prior to his first foray into the UFC’s welterweight division against Nate Diaz at UFC 196, that in true fighting there is no such thing as weight classes.
It’s the reason he chose to fight Diaz at 170 pounds in the first place, a full two weight divisions north of where he just won the UFC featherweight title in the previous bout.
Taking McGregor’s own words into consideration, would it then be possible for a bout to take place between he and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar? Could he actually win?
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is, first and foremost a fantasy post. The probability of this fight actually happening is below zero.
Firstly, McGregor is a natural lightweight. Assuming this fight will take place the old-fashioned way with no weight limitations or restrictions, McGregor would be giving up nearly a hundred pounds. Furthermore, Lesnar probably fought his last fight in the UFC against Mark Hunt.
For those who don’t know, Lesnar got busted for USADA banned substances following his latest appearance in the Octagon. He has since denied taking the substances, saying he will ‘get to the bottom’ of it all but everyone knows what the deal is.