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Old 04-02-2008, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yamma Surface revealed

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Yamma Pit Fighting disclosed details Tuesday of the "Yamma" fighting surface to be used for the promotion's debut show April 11 in Atlantic City, N.J.

"The Yamma is a circular pit, shaped almost like a bowl, with a circular flat bottom that rises up around the edge," the promotion explained in a news release. "In this ring, if a fighter is pushed backwards towards the fence, he moves up the lip, gaining both a height and leverage advantage over his opponent. From this position, the fighter on the lip can use gravity and leverage to reverse his opponent and take the fight back into the center without a break in the action."

The last several weeks had brought much speculation regarding the surface.

"Some people thought it would have a moving floor, spikes or even live alligators," said Yamma Pit Fighting's Bob Meyrowitz. "But the Yamma isn't about flashy gimmicks; it's about the evolution of a sport and how the traditional ring can be altered to accelerate that evolution. At its core, the purpose of the Yamma is to make MMA fighting more exciting for those who matter most -- the fans."
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Honestly I don't think it's a terrible idea.

It's not great but I do hate when fights get stuck on the cage like Burkman vs Swick and this could be a way to stop that.

But who knows what it will be like to we see some fights in it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the cage is part of the sport though

clinch up against the cage

im guessing its not an extreme rise though
otherwise i can see some guys getting a little tripped up around the cage

i dont really know yet but i dont think i like it
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not like they are taking the cage away. They are just making it harder to pin guys against it. if you want to do that then you are going to take a risk.

I'm like you I don't know yet however unlike you I think I like it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds very interesting to me.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think it's a bad idea. I'm curious to see how it works out.
I wonder exactly how much of an incline there will be, where the incline starts, things like that. Interesting....
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It's not like they are taking the cage away. They are just making it harder to pin guys against it. if you want to do that then you are going to take a risk.

I'm like you I don't know yet however unlike you I think I like it.
ya i mean im not saying its a bad idea i just want to see some more of it and see some fights in it

i guess we will soon enough
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Could be interesting
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I like the idea, but isn't it going to be a little tougher for the refs to stay clear of the fighters?
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It's pretty much the ring from World Combat League, with a fence. So that's pretty stupid.

If this guys tired of seeing fights go to the ground, he should definitely tune into boxing.
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"In this ring, if a fighter is pushed backwards towards the fence, he moves up the lip, gaining both a height and leverage advantage over his opponent."

I expect nothing less than at least one flying go-go plata per show!!!
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