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- Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:49:45 EST oXxEAWra No.57969
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One of my friends was joking the other day about Vince's XFL trademark being for "the Xtreme Fight League" and what a worked MMA fed would be like. What are your ideas?

We came up with:
>No weight classes. Mastadons can fight 5'3" vanilla midgets
>Can win by escaping the cage
>Handicap bouts with mastadons facing three skinny tin cans
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Jorge Santiago - Sat, 30 Dec 2017 18:17:09 EST oXxEAWra No.57970 Reply
Also, tag team fights and triple threat fights.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 30 Dec 2017 20:43:34 EST Q9GWBZm5 No.57972 Reply
I’d like to see more gimmick matches in MMA. That’ll put butts in seats.
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Duane Ludwig - Sat, 30 Dec 2017 22:30:50 EST mJXqUEvn No.57973 Reply
>>57972
They didn't, though. Not in Pride, at least. It'd be a nice gimmick once a decade or so like Mayweahter/McGregor was but it wouldn't consistently sell.
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Steve Cantwell - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:42:39 EST nTFAkXgT No.57976 Reply
Random question but what happened to Anderson Silva? It seems like since his losing streak there has been like 6 "pound for pound best fighters in the world".. this guy was seen as godlike and elite in his time. Do fighters really fade away that quickly?
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Demetrious Johnson - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:59:02 EST LmmWTz10 No.57977 Reply
>>57976
You should have started a new thread for this.
But yes, when you can't pass a fucking drug test, it doesn't matter how good you are, you're not going to fight.
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Jake Elleberger - Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:55:40 EST vl/fMTqb No.57978 Reply
>>57976

> Do fighters really fade away that quickly?

In this day and age, yes. Look at Fedor, back in his prime he was was the holy grail of MMA, fighters and fans alike hailed him as the all time great heavyweight. Fighting him was an honor and the mystique he had was unmatched by any fighter in any class. Now, he's a glorified can crusher who never had the balls to come to UFC and would be crushed by any current top 10 HW in his prime. The attention span of MMA fans is very short, here one day, gone the next.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:28:52 EST 7y/b7QRk No.57979 Reply
>>57974
It was like the martial arts version of Lucha Underground before that existed.
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Dennis Siver - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:40:28 EST LmmWTz10 No.57980 Reply
>>57978
Silva is still ranked number six in the UFC.
Which is meaningless because he can't pass a drug test, so he never fights.
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Hidehiko Yoshida - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:46:27 EST RPAfjSy+ No.57985 Reply
>>57978
>here one day, gone the next.
The only exception to this rule is Frankie.
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Gina Carano - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:30:58 EST l2O3R62c No.57986 Reply
I always thought it'd be kinda neat to have an MMA promotion formatted like a wrestling promotion. Regular (mostly) scripted programming with gimmicks, angles, live promos and undercard guys having short shoot fights. Angles of course lead to shoot fights on PPV and how the angles progress is determined by whoever wins and how.
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Chuck Liddell - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:47:12 EST NMT2qadU No.57987 Reply
The USADA would never allow anything like that
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Machine Jerk - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:11:05 EST yHi10KDv No.57995 Reply
Vince would at least know not to dress every fighter identically. Also:

>RINGS comeback never

;_;
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Dennis Kang - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 09:07:56 EST mPNo+/oJ No.58056 Reply
>>57969
Those three things would be awesome as a shoot and stupid as fuck as a work.
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Takanori Gomi - Sun, 29 Jul 2018 03:52:41 EST dWqcspyK No.58063 Reply
>>58057
There's also some Russian thing called "Hip Show" which has teams fighting on an obstacle course.
Team boxing is an old tradition in Russia, they call it Stenka Na Stenku.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:16:42 EST 4Zm7H80G No.58064 Reply
>>58057
I mean the International Fight League was like this with the team concept and all except they didn't all fight at the same time.
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Rani Yahya - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:24:55 EST dWqcspyK No.58066 Reply
>>58064
Chuck Norris' World Combat League was teams, just one-on -one fighting.

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