Old School over at NortheastMMA.net posted a nice piece this weekend about the region’s scene for lightweight fighters. He takes the longview, going from the days when lightweights emerged as a strong force in the Northeast to the present crop of up-and-comers.
The Lightweight division is heating up as the summer of 2012 approaches. If there’s one thing that we’ve learned is that some of these fighters are not ever more than one or two wins away from getting the call from the UFC or Bellator. (Heck, if they were baseball players they would all be in the major leagues.) While we can all count on seeing Joe Lauzon and Rick Hawn on the big stages, we may only have one or two last looks at some of the rest of the region’s best Lightweights close to home.
If you read that advice that way I do, it says you should get to local fights soon and often. The scene could be on the cusp of another big change.