MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos

MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos (http://www.mmaforum.com/)
-   General MMA Discussion (http://www.mmaforum.com/general-mma-discussion/)
-   -   Pro vs Amateur (http://www.mmaforum.com/general-mma-discussion/1346-pro-vs-amateur.html)

The Don 07-26-2006 10:23 AM

Pro vs Amateur
 
OK what is the difference exactly between a Pro fighter and an Amateur fighter. Is it that one is pair and the other not... what determines if an organization is a pro or am.. dose the state decide or something else? cause some areas allow pro fights but not Am and I have heard of the oppisite.. so who decides all this.. ???:dunno: :confused:

Tap-outNow 07-26-2006 12:05 PM

The main contributing factor is whether or not pay is involved. Professional simply means that money is made.

smash 07-26-2006 12:29 PM

The rules differ depending on where you are and the shows rules. Generally though, amateur rules in the UK don't allow headshots at anytime, the rest of Europe and the USA allow head shots standing, but not on the ground. Submission rules vary aswell, for the most part though, no heel hooks or neck cranks.

Pros get paid aswell.

The Don 07-28-2006 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smash
The rules differ depending on where you are and the shows rules. Generally though, amateur rules in the UK don't allow headshots at anytime, the rest of Europe and the USA allow head shots standing, but not on the ground. Submission rules vary aswell, for the most part though, no heel hooks or neck cranks.

Pros get paid aswell.

hmm ok.. thanks for the info.. I always just wondered what the true diff between Pro's and Ams were cause some Ams can hang with the pros..


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.8 , Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2