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Old 02-25-2007, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MMA Meets Pro-Wrestling? Your Thoughts?

this is a quote coming from the febuary edition of FightSport magazine.


"This summer, a new type of MMA event will see the light of day here in the USA. New Era Fighting has been described as the mix between the UFC and the WWE. The fights will be real, like in MMA, but the storylines will be false, like in Pro-Wrestling. Ron Kort, the president of the organization, is hoping in this way to draw fans from the two different genres of sports entertainment to make NEF ther most populer MMA event in the USA. UFC & Pride veteren Kimo Leopoldo is, at this time, the only professional fighter assciated with the project"

First right off, i'm dissapointed in the editors of this magazine for calling the UFC "Sports Entertainment". It most definitly is a sport. do not catagorize it with pro wrestling. With that being said, i think that this organization is a horrible idea. MMA is rising in popularity every day. It's finally being looked at, as an actual sport, and not some sort of spectacle of glorified street fights. And these fighters are being recognized as real athletes. The last thing MMA needs is to be catagorized in any way shape or form with Pro-Wrestling.

What do you guys think?
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds pretty dumb.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Doesn't seem like a good idea to me. The writers will have to work on the fly or the fighters will have to memorize two different sets of lines in case they win or lose the fight (unless there is no speaking after the fight). I wouldn't imagine many professional MMA fighters will do this and I don't know if it will have the potential to develop amatuer MMA fighters into what they want.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know if it will have the potential to develop amatuer MMA fighters into what they want.

Good point.

I don't think any seasoned veterens who are still a force in the MMA world would want to be associated with them either
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think this is a bad idea alla round. It sosunds dumb to all of us so far and it seems unlikely that it will draw any mma fans away from pride or ufc or any of the other organizations. Because of this it will probably wind up being just another version of pro wrestling.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hope a bigger organization buys this quick and destroys it. This is stupid. Way to try and bring the sport down, dumbass.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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unfortunately it will attract names that are familiar to those of us that know MMA. Kimo is the exact sort of person who will sign on...someone that couldnt get a gig at any of the big shows. In all honesty I don't blame any fighter if they sign up, they fight for a living and I am sure it will pay well (it would have to in order to off set the fact that half of it is scripted there for questioning how real the rest of it actually is)

In saying all of that I think its a horrible idea that will set the sport lightyears
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thats the gayest idea I have ever heard. I hope Ron Kort dumps into Mirko at some store and turns around and says "Hey **** you asshole" and then Mirko left kicks him in the head straight into a coffin.


Thats just what Id like to see
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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once there's one piece of trash like this, all MMA will lose credibility. but, it is the only way pro wrestling can compete with MMA, to **** it of its dignity and make it more like wrestling...

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Old 02-26-2007, 12:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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