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Old 01-08-2014, 04:46 PM   #201
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Some of it has been. Most of it years ago, admittedly.
most sports have had their isolated incidents. baseball, football, boxing, etc. that's tough to avoid. entire sport predetermined by design it is not. that is professional wrestling. mma fixed matches in the past is alot more comparable to boxing matches that were fixed by mafia or gambling influences.

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:01 PM   #202
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ok, so you're backing off the fight fixing angle. good.

fights are set up and sometimes one guy is favored over another. the objective is for people to care about the fights. here's sherdog when lesnar herring was announced (almost 6 years ago now).

http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...firmed-785129/
Lots of laughs in that oldie. I know that wasn't the intent of your post, but thank you for posting the link to the old thread.

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:12 PM   #203
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Lots of laughs in that oldie. I know that wasn't the intent of your post, but thank you for posting the link to the old thread.
well done!

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:12 PM   #204
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If WWE/F wasn't known as professional wrestling, UFC would be the real pro wrestling with all the rules and judging favoring wrestlers.

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well done!
Didn't even realize I posted in that thread.

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Old 01-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #206
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most sports have had their isolated incidents. baseball, football, boxing, etc. that's tough to avoid. entire sport predetermined by design it is not. that is professional wrestling. mma fixed matches in the past is alot more comparable to boxing matches that were fixed by mafia or gambling influences.
In Pride, they needed Takada to win, otherwise they'd have failed. At the time, Takada was a big name, coming out of the UWFI and New Japan, and Pride really had no major stars, with Rickson not on the roster full-time. Given they were initially promoting Pride as a combination of multiple fighting styles, including shoot-style pro-wrestling (yup, works), it's no surprise Takada got to win worked bouts. Once they decided they were officially all-legit, any works were kept hush-hush. All Takadas wins were works, including his final bout with Tamura. The latter was derailed by Tamura accidentally knocking Takada out cold...

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