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Old 02-09-2007, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way PRIDE can get their own rules in the US?

Supposing Pride is going to stay in a while in the US(they already have a show announced in march or april i think), Is there a way Pride can get around the nevada commission? I mean, soccer kicks, and mostly knees to the head are such an important aspect to be able to finish a fight. Ive seen so many times in the ufc fights that could of ended when the guy sprawls and has to wait instead of landing a good knee to the head..

I think the ufc in general are trying to make it too much of a sport(making it mainstream = more money), while pride still has the real mixed martial arts idea(of having different styles vs another), and preventing a fighter from getting punished when hes in a bad position is really not realistic.

Is there any solutions to this for pride or mma in general?
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is really no way to 'go around' the Nevada rules, but there is a way to fight with Pride rules in the states!
There was a thread like 4-5 months ago, we talked about it - Hawaii allows everything that Pride allows. That would be great, and those guys love watching fights. I personally prefer ROTR over KOTC.
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There is really no way to 'go around' the Nevada rules, but there is a way to fight with Pride rules in the states!
There was a thread like 4-5 months ago, we talked about it - Hawaii allows everything that Pride allows. That would be great, and those guys love watching fights. I personally prefer ROTR over KOTC.
If Pride wants to win over the American market then Hawaii is not where they want to go, just to allow a couple of rules. Hawaii is essentially the same thing as fighting overseas. The way to win the American crowd is to start in Vegas and then gradually work their way to other cities like they are doing now.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If Pride wants to win over the American market then Hawaii is not where they want to go, just to allow a couple of rules. Hawaii is essentially the same thing as fighting overseas. The way to win the American crowd is to start in Vegas and then gradually work their way to other cities like they are doing now.
I know man. I was just saying that there is a way to allow Pride rules in the States, and that Hawaiians like to watch fighting. I never said it was a wise business decision to do so.
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Is there another state that would allow(or close to) mma events?
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Is there another state that would allow(or close to) mma events?
Other states are sanctioning events (there is similar trend in Canada), but they will most likely all follow the Nevada rules. Its the rules that make the sport sanctionable in Nort America and we should be greatful its become so mainstream. I atleast have some ppl to talk to about MMA in 'real life' now. I used to be the black sheep. So, my answer is, do what you gotta do to keep the sport alive. If it means no kicks/knees to the head of a grounded opponent, then be it! You know what I m sayin?
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