It's Official: Akhmat MMA/WFCA will merge with ACB

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  1. jei

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    So, I'm out all the way now. I was already on the fence with ACB, but this is definitely the straw that broke the camel's back.
     
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    So are they sticking with the name ACB or WFCA? I'd suppose the ACB name has more value even though Kadyrov will be running the show.
     
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    Dictator stuff.

     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Considering the size of Kadyrov's ginormous ego -- I very much doubt he'd allow the organization to exist under any other name than Akhmat.

    EDIT: Apparently it will be called ACA (Absolute Championship Akhmat)
     
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    Roster will be incredible I'm watching for sure
     
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    Man this really sucks, can't stand that Kadyrov is gaining more and more influence in MMA.
    Specially, since he just don't give a fuck about finances (like about anything else).

    Rooster-wise it's very possible that they could become the Nr. 2 org sooner or later but with Kadyrov beeing that visible involved I doubt that they ever will get enough attention from the western MMA media and probably also won't get respectable viewer numbers. Especially when you look how poor WFCA and ACB promoted their events.

    I never got really into WFCA but now with them absorbing the ACB rooster and many interesting fighters and probably doing international events like ACB did , they got my attention.
    But Kadyrovs Involvement just makes it really hard to enjoy. I knew that ACB was shady af, too. But a dictator is a total different story.

    Also will give a bad look for MMA as a sport in general.
     
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    Zach The Maniac Professional Russian

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    Atleast Kadyrov won’t have to worry about funding
     
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    The more disturbing thing is so many mma fans believe anything Karim Zidan says.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Unless he displeases papa Putin
     
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    Zach The Maniac Professional Russian

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    He ain’t got nothing to worry about there, Putin likes to have him as like a personal bodyguard.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    True, would take a lot of pull to separate those two.

    Didn't Kadyrov just annex like 10% of Ingushetia? If a situation like that spirals into war then Kadyrov could find himself in a very hot seat that could interfere with his MMA hobby.
     
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    ACB was great when they had their cards free on YouTube & Fite.tv with Frank Mir commentating in English and a lot of international fighters appearing on the cards. I never saw WFCA for as long as it existed. Seems like a step backwards for their international presence to go with another brand other than ACB.
     
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    There’s always some conflicts down there and it’s possible, but would not be wise of Inigushetia, for the most part things have calmed down from what was happening about 5-10 years ago. Hopefully it stays peaceful.
     
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    Oh great so ACB will become a show for Kadyrov and his ego. Cult of personality and all.

    Akhmat sila!
     
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    Great for the fans and maybe for the sport, some awesome match ups available now. As far as roster talent goes, they have a strong case for #2 in MMA. They just lack starpower.
    Yep, guy is very often full of shit.
     
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    The Good: Akhmat / ACB becomes a big league contender with a great roster.

    The Bad: Kadyrov is in charge.

    The Ugly: Kadyrov is in charge.
     
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    ACB bought WFCA

    Yeah, sure :rolleyes:;)
     
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    "We bought WFCA, which is why we took their name and is now called Absolute Championship Akhmat. Just like the UFC did when they bought WEC and became Ultimate Fighting Cagefighting."
     
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