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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mutants in the UFC!!

Basically two related questions:
1. Are individuals who have a naturally occurring, highly unusual feature of their physicality which allows them an advantage in MMA allowed to compete in the UFC?

2. Will genetically modified (ie. Potential designer babies; fetus screening techniques) humans be allowed to compete in the UFC?



To 1,
I immediately think the answer is yes, looking at Jon Jones' reach, or Anderson Silva's sexy brain. But where is the line drawn? What if someone has a bony deformity on their knee, which contrary to all the odds, turns out to enhance performance and especially the athlete's ability to effectiveness his opponent gamer?

To 2,
It seems obvious yes, but again, what about when things get crazy and we can do stuff like "improve visual acuity!", or "add a bony tusk projecting from his shoulder!"? Where do you expect the line to be drawn?

Will it just be an MMA "revolution" like we've seen as the old guard is slowly eclipsed, until its clear that natural humans can't compete anymore?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hate neg repping first time posters, in fact I have never done that... and still haven't.

But you came awfully close.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Imagine a bone that is slightly unusually placed in the shoulder, and positioned such that it acted as a brass knuckle on shoulder strikes. Could easily occur in nature.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You mean something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Sx-nGmMok
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What is happening here? I guess everyone should be built and look exactly the same way?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the questions!

Even though it was out of the octagon, Warmachine changed his name so they HAD to call him that. It was a loophole. Why wouldn't people do this inside of the cage?

Chin sharpening?

Diamond implants in your elbows?

I guarantee people are trying creative things with supplements right now, so it's more a question of when will the mutated freaks show up!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I hate neg repping first time posters, in fact I have never done that... and still haven't.

But you came awfully close.
Why?

Pretty interesting thread I have to say. I think it will be way beyond our time when humans become genetically modified at birth to enhance their physical boundaries.

Years and years and years from now, it will most likely be super-humans fighting super-humans, maybe even machine-human hybrids - machines or robots that possess human emotion.
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Its an interesting theory, often I wonder if either Chin reconstruction or a snip of the nerve behind the chin could keep a fighter from getting KO'd.
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You mean something like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Sx-nGmMok
The look of that game totally reminded me of this for some reason

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8frYxiQudwo

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