Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has slowly but surely added more weight classes over the last several years. It wasn't that long ago when mixed martial arts (MMA) contested below 155 pounds could only be seen in smaller promotions like World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
Then UFC went and took over the combat sports world and inherited everything that came with it, like the featherweight and bantamweight divisions. Flyweight would soon follow, as would women's bantamweight and eventually, women's strawweight.
But UFC color commentator and weigh-in emcee Joe Rogan (via Bloody Elbow) doesn't expect the organization to stop there.
"I also think the UFC is probably gonna have to add more weight classes eventually, because there's not enough weight classes. There's some big gaps like 185 and 205, that's a 20-pound weight class, that's a giant gap. I think for guys that are like 'tweeners, there's guys that are like too big for this weight but too small for that weight. They could use a 195, I think every 10 pounds would be reasonable."
Rich Franklin once fought at 195 pounds, not that he would remember it.
The topic of adding weight classes has been around (and shot down) since day one, as some fighters -- like John Makdessi -- don't quite fit into the established divisions and would like to have something in the middle. Unfortunately, the more belts you add, the less important they become.
Though I wouldn't be opposed to SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT!