It’s impossible to catchweight, you can chase it all you want. It’s elusive, highly evasive — as if Lyoto Machida procreated with Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid and then slapped the baby with a Rubick’s cube until it turned into an emotionally repressed emo teenager. Catchweights exists, but good luck trying to find one that actually means anything. Vitor Belfort agreed to a catchweight after Anthony Johnson missed middleweight by an enormous amount at UFC Rio. Sure it wasn’t the fight that we all wanted, but it did produce an incredible (and stunning) result.
In the MMA world, the probablity of two champions agreeing to fight at catchweight is far less than Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao actually being assembled. Researchers at Harvard spent your hard-earned tax dollars trying to figure that out. You should be proud that your money is finally being used for something good — instead of wasting it on potholes and sex education.
Check out this clip from Inside MMA of Ed Soares discussing how he really wants to see Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre at a catchweight of 177.5 lbs.