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Old 10-08-2009, 03:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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they should keep it the same size but maybe throw some obastacles in there to spice things up a bit, you know like bear traps or lava pits or something...
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The cage should neither encourage nor discourage a certain style of fighting. The way it is now is fairly balanced and I think it should stay that way.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The size of the octagon has never been an issue as far as im concerned, and it made Kalib Starnes look like a bitch so i say keep it as it is.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The cage should neither encourage nor discourage a certain style of fighting. The way it is now is fairly balanced and I think it should stay that way.
Completely agree with your first statement. The second however I'm not so sure. There's no studies on such a thing, nor fighter or audience feedback. It would be interesting if the UFC hired a big group of fighters and conducted some sort of study, at least, before making such a decision.
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I don't know.. I always thought the Octagon was a bit too big and I like the size of WEC cages tbh.
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Completely agree with your first statement. The second however I'm not so sure. There's no studies on such a thing, nor fighter or audience feedback. It would be interesting if the UFC hired a big group of fighters and conducted some sort of study, at least, before making such a decision.
That would be interesting. They could also look into factors like shape and corners though I doubt the UFC would be willing to give up that purrty trademark octagon.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I wouldnt mind it. It kinda forces the action but wouldnt really change the fight. Put machida in a smaller ring and he will still implement the same gameplan and style, you'll just see more exchanges.

I always thought the cages in other promotions like WEC or king of the cage were smaller bc the venues were smaller.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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First thing that came to my mind is Lyoto. Second thing that came to my mind is strikeforce's cage.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I think this would benefit wrestler/bjj style fighters too much(since the stand-up fighters will not be able to circuit in the same manner, avoiding takedowns). Its seems more fair as it is now, it gets to the ground enough already IMO.
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