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I know in some states MMA fighting is legal as long as the participants are not on drugs or drunk and sign a consent form in case something happens. I know in Texas(where I live) as long as money is not involved like betting or paying to participate it is legal to fight MMA style. I know a couple of guys who bought a wrestling ring and modified it with metal poles so know one gets knocked out of the ring. They have a show once a month with some rules and different people from around Houston show up to fight and test there skills. My buddy Brandon is 7-1 and I think they are trying to set up weight divisions but the people are that consistant about fighting every month. I just thought you guys should know this so you can check your local laws and see is you want to put on a show for yourself, I know there are alot of people who want to get into MMA. Good Luck.
 

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Kameleon said:
My buddy Brandon is 7-1 and I think they are trying to set up weight divisions but the people are that consistant about fighting every month.
How are they going about setting up weight classes? The place i fight has been talking about doing that too and they're looking for ideas. I think 4 weight classes is too many, but i like fighting big guys so that might just be me.
 

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From what he tells me, it's open right now and the majority of the fighters are 250+lbs. He is about 180lbs. and fights maybe 4-5 people, sometimes more if the fans want to get into the ring. Some fans get in and after 1 or 2 punches they quit. There pretty good about keeping the overweight fighters from fighting the smaller guys, once in a while a fight will happen between a small fighter and a big fighter. They want at least 3 weight classes but no more than 5.
 

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I'd be interested to see whether they make a weight class at 265, just to create a dividing line between the big-guys and the huge-guys.
 

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Kameleon said:
I know in some states MMA fighting is legal as long as the participants are not on drugs or drunk and sign a consent form in case something happens. I know in Texas(where I live) as long as money is not involved like betting or paying to participate it is legal to fight MMA style. I know a couple of guys who bought a wrestling ring and modified it with metal poles so know one gets knocked out of the ring. They have a show once a month with some rules and different people from around Houston show up to fight and test there skills. My buddy Brandon is 7-1 and I think they are trying to set up weight divisions but the people are that consistant about fighting every month. I just thought you guys should know this so you can check your local laws and see is you want to put on a show for yourself, I know there are alot of people who want to get into MMA. Good Luck.
going though threads that have not seen activity in awhile I stumbled across this one again and after rereading noticed something..
If I read this right.. texas allows you to basicly hold fights as long as the contestants are not getting paid.. so other then testing your skills there is no real point in doing this since it would then be considered amature since your not getting paid? Man Texas is a weird state... the state kills more people then any other state.. yet they are worried about MMA fighters getting paid???
 

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going though threads that have not seen activity in awhile I stumbled across this one again and after rereading noticed something..
If I read this right.. texas allows you to basicly hold fights as long as the contestants are not getting paid.. so other then testing your skills there is no real point in doing this since it would then be considered amature since your not getting paid? Man Texas is a weird state... the state kills more people then any other state.. yet they are worried about MMA fighters getting paid???
Actually, I don't mind Texas' view on a lot of policies/laws (that says nothing on how I feel about some Texans' view of the rest of the country, but I degress). It basicly opens the door for amateur MMA without the need to set up some state controlled legislation on it (unlike some states which want to have control of athletic events no matter the level). Since they prohibit the pay of fighters within the event or prohibit fights occuring while the participants are impaired (they have to be cognizant enough to sign a waiver), it kind of puts it on the same level of other types of contact sports like paintball, boxing, or "extreme" activities like bungie-jumping. In which case, the participants are responsible for their own well-being. Not too bad if you ask me... As long as those running the events actually try to do so with some sort of legitimacy.
 

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True, but you can get some real bad mismatches on any Pro card for that matter. A lot of it really depends on the Promotion running the show.
 
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