Create an MMA organization

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    Scenario: You've been given free reign over the MMA world, you can make your own organization that is purely for your own entertainment.

     
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    NPA (NATIONAL PANKRATION ASSOCIATION)

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    President/Promoter: Randy Couture

    First off, Couture is a legend of the sport, so he's going to be respected by both the fighters and the fans.
    Secondly, he's got that "Captain America" badass look, which makes him a cool face to represent the sport.

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    Cage or Ring?: Octagon


    How many weight classes?
    Men's FLW-HW

    I support WMMA, but I'm just not a fan of it. This hypothetical organization is purely for my entertainment anyway.

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    Belt, trophy or plaque?
    UFC-inspired belt


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    Gloves:
    Strikeforce styled red & blue.



    How does judging work?
    Alternative

    Three judges score the bout using the 10-point must system but with the addition of half-points.
    Also, each judge will have experience in one aspect of MMA.
    One judge with a background in striking, another in wrestling, and another in submission grappling.
    Hopefully with half-points and diverse, knowledgeable judges, we could render better scores.

    Bout Duration:3 5-minute rounds, or 5, 5-minute rounds in title fights and headliners.

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    (2) Fight Announcers: Bas Rutten & Kenny Florian
    Don't get me wrong, I love Joe Rogan, but I'd be lying if I said he didn't annoy me a lot with his commentary.
    Drastically hyping up guys ("Che Mills is a monster"), prematurely calling the end of fights, constantly saying guy's are hurt, etc.

    Rules:
    Almost identical to most MMA organizations, but I'll allow 12-6 elbows, and simply placing your hand on the mat doesn't make you a "downed opponent".

    How often are events?
    Probably bi-weekly shows.

    Contender Format:
    A tournament to produce my original champions, but from then one it'd be a case-by-case of who I think deserves the shot more.
     
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    Instead of scoring a round 10-8.5, why not just score it a 10-8? Half points are an overly complicated idea, given that we only use two points of the available ten.

    Your promotion seems very similar to the UFC.
     
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    Because 10-8s are rarely ever used. Every judge seems determined to score every round 10-9 and you have to nearly kill a guy to get 10-8. Hopefully with a half point they could be more lenient.

    And yes, its similar because most MMA organizations run similarly and because I like the way the UFC runs things...for the most part.
     
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    Lol. You still do not get my point. What you want is for judges to loosen up their overly tight scoring. A half point versus a full point is just semantics.

    I think it would be easier to encourage judges to make full use of the system already in place as opposed to implementing a new system.
     
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    It would take place in an octagon, the full sized octagon.

    I would have 3, 6 minute rounds for regular fights. 5, 6 minute rounds for championship fights and other selected fights.

    It would be a 10 point judging system by round. There would be 5 judges for each 3 round fight and 7 judges for 5 round fights.

    Rules would be unified rules + leg to head on ground + downward elbows + headbutts to below the neck.

    There would be 8 shows per month. 1 PPV, 3 upper/mid level, and 4 mid/new level. Each show would get a countdown show and/or a 24/7 show.
     
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