First-time writer, long-time reader here. I've been reading BE for what feels like years by now and although I do enjoy mostly everyone's writing here, (Snowden..) I thought I would give it a try myself.
I was trying to come up with a good topic for my first FanPost and I'm pretty sure I found one. I couldn't help but notice the other night when Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung were having their rematch, that it looked as if they were in a cage twice as big as the first time these two men fought in what some considered the "Fight of the Year" at WEC 48 back in April 2010. I personally think the WEC cage was better because it had less room which, in turn, gave the fighters less room to move and, in turn, created more exciting fights. The UFC seems to have more decisions in their fight library than any other promotion, partly due to amazing matchmaking by Joe Silva, but partly due to the 30 foot octagon they use for every PPV. I'm having a hard time finding out how big the size difference actually is between a UFC octagon and what used to be a WEC octagon. However, simply watching UFC and WEC fights after another will show a distinct size difference in the cages.
Dana White said last year that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva wants a smaller cage in the UFC. White said Silva would like to see them fight in a phone booth if he could.
I know the WEC only had 135, 145, and 155 pound fighters so they look about average in a smaller cage and I'm sure if you throw Brock Lesnar & Shane Carwin in a WEC cage they might be too big for the cage to handle. But can't we meet in the middle somewhere to try and make some of the more boring matches a little more exciting?
Let me know how I did, as well as your thoughts on the subject in the comment section below. :)
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