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post #81 of 106 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 10:34 AM
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The Olympics is an amateur event, UFC fighters are instantly unable to be selected.


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post #82 of 106 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 11:25 AM
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The Olympics is an amateur event, UFC fighters are instantly unable to be selected.
Hmmmm....then why is the basketball "dream team" all NBA players?
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Wasn't MMA kind of one of the original Olympic events?

Well it was Pankration which was a composite of boxing and wrestling. Bringing it back with more fighting styles incorporated wouldn't be a huge stretch for them would it?
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If the gymnastics thing with the ribbon can be a sport, anything is possible.
Ive even seen dumbshits on trampalines in the olympics. Its kinda of ridiculous if ya ask me some of these pathetic things you see. Im surpriced there isnt jax or hopscotch in the olympics. If they ever come up with pocketpool in the olympics count me in.

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post #85 of 106 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 11:57 AM
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post #86 of 106 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 01:02 PM
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Well the only thing the olympics will accept is wrestling which originated in Greece. So I guess if all the wrestlers of mma do wrestling I guess Dana could use this as a publicity stunt

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I'm going to go along with what others have said in that it would need to be amateur. I'm not really sure how these things work where you can have professional soccer/tennis/basketball players but not boxers.

Either way I think the rules would end up in some horrible watered down variant. And there would be a huge vaccuum before and after the event for a couple of months that would hurt the UFC.

Would it not be more realistic to have this as an amateur competition instead of trying to get the Lesnar's and the Machida's. That way it gets more respect as being a multi-layered credible sport instead of just the UFC. It also exposes the sport to a huge worldwide audience. The top guys can then go pro off the back of Olympic success.

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Another thign is whats the point of having MMA Olympics? If you look at most charts that people create for Olympic stanzas, its usually the same 5-6 guys named as the gold medal winners.

You should be fighting the best if someone declares you the gold medal winner that means you're usually the best and you are fighting the other best fighters outside of the Olympics in the first place so it really doesn't matter.

And if there was an upset or something I'd prefer it to be in the UFC or other.
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Cool Ancient Olympics

Just so you guys know, a form of MMA was in the ancient Olympics called Pankration. They were actually considering reviving it for the 2004 Athens Olympics but it was scrapped because it was thought that the city of Athens would only be able to handle the existing sports. There is still a possibility that it could be revived but that would be a ways down the road and it would be the perfect place to finally find out who is really the best in the world among the world's many MMA promotions!
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Just so you guys know, a form of MMA was in the ancient Olympics called Pankration. They were actually considering reviving it for the 2004 Athens Olympics but it was scrapped because it was thought that the city of Athens would only be able to handle the existing sports. There is still a possibility that it could be revived but that would be a ways down the road and it would be the perfect place to finally find out who is really the best in the world among the world's many MMA promotions!
I think we have a really good idea of who those people are already.

Fedor - Strikeforce
Machida - UFC
Silva - UFC
St Pierre - UFC
Penn - UFC

We don't need Olympics to decide who is the best, we have promotions for that. The UFC has 90% of the best fighting the best anyway.
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