In case you live under a rock, in one of the most anticipated bouts of 2019, Nate Diaz will take on the red hot Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 244.

It has been UFC tradition to have title fights main event PPV’s but we had a problem, Nate nor Masvidal are champions. However, going back to UFC 241 when Nate defeated Anthony Pettis in his return, he called out Jorge Masvidal by saying he wanted to defend his “Baddest Motherf***er in the game belt”.

What was most likely a throw away line in another Iconic Diaz post-fight interview, turned out to be much more. Following the fight, Dana White announced that Diaz and Masvidal will be fighting for a championship on November 2nd, the BMF belt.

Yeah, you heard me right.

A UFC main event in Madison Square Garden will be contested for a “Baddest Motherf***er” Championship. Understandably so, everybody is extremely excited for the Diaz-Masvidal fight, however some are turning on the “BMF Belt”.

So is this belt Super Necessary or Super Silly?

Well I think the simple answer is, neither.

This belt is not necessary, the UFC currently has 12 championships with divisions spreading from 115 to 205 pounds. We don’t need a BMF championship in the UFC. However, do I think it’s silly? Not at all. I love the idea of the BMF belt for a number of reasons.

The biggest thing about this championship is there is no weight class attached to it. While I don’t think we’re going to get a lightweight fighting heavyweights, I think this could be UFC’s answer to the long desired 165 division. Dana White has vehemently denied the possibility of a 165 pound division which is a controversial subject in itself. However, I think this could be a way to introduce that division without actually introducing that division.

Think about the depth a 165 division would have, this could be a way for UFC to get away with it. On top of everything, behind the scenes I think it’s just a cool idea. Championships in the UFC have lost their way a bit, and have lost their significance to some fans.

I think having a championship outside of the typical (insert weight here) Champion, a BMF Champion restores a bit of significance to UFC Gold. I also can’t be the only one that thinks it’s just a cool idea, to have Bruce Buffer introduce a BMF Champion is just cool, and UFC needs to be a little cooler.

Regardless of how you feel about the Baddest Motherf*cker Championship, we can all agree that Diaz vs Masvidal will likely be fight of the year!

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