Which country would be the power house of MMA in a decade?

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  1. JustOnce

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    I would like to assure you time does fly, especially on board. Ten years later, if you are still the member of this board, you will wonder where the time went.

    Ten years ago, I don't know if a lot of people could predict this influx of fighters from Russia, perhaps more specifically Dagestan, though obviously it sounded like a place where there could be lots of talents from there with its strong roots in wrestling. But, with its political instabilty and its economical climate, it wasn't exactly the first thing that was in my mind for next hot seat of the next generation of mma talents.

    I remember thinking to myself, back then, that there aren't lot of black athletes in mma, compared to other professional sports, also. When Rampage Jackson fought what's his name in UFC, perhaps his first fight over here and talking about black on black crime, and before, there wasn't a whole lot of black on black match ups either, perhaps relatively to now if you beg to differ. And there are lot more ethnic diversity for athletes competing in MMA.

    I am just curious as to what the next powerhouse of MMA will be. As it started out, obviously the powerhouse was USA and Brazil, and perhaps Japan especially in lighterweights. However, with the downfall of PRIDE, it seems like MMA is declining in popularity, and the talents that comes with it as well. On the flip side, it looks like Brazil might struggle to or is already compete against the strong wrestling/sambo backgrounds of Russians that's coming in numbers into MMA.

    Back then, it looked like Combat Sambo guys just didn't have the BJJ or wrestling necessarily to negate the BJJ enough, as there were more than a few unsuccesful high level combat sambo practitioners. I mean, heck, Alex Emelianenko is himself a very succesful Combat Sambo practitioner himself, and he frankly didn't look like he had a good ground game himself really, though he had such a potential on feet.

    Now, there is a great deal of influx of young wrestlers that's coming into MMA in us, from the outside looking in as well. These wrestlers are not coming into MMA when they are older, or have had some time off from active wrestling career, but more like an next step in their athletic en devours. And there are Russians. Obviously, there are still brazilians also coming into MMA, and from Europe, Asia, and etc.

    What will be the power house of MMA in 2028?

    Make your prediction and bump this in 2028, and have a moment of "I told you so"
     
  2. SaigeVanZant

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    Probably the Sudan
     
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    Still the US, maybe just to a lesser extent.
     
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    Ethiopia
     
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    I'd say Aliens
     
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    Will still be the same.


    10 years is too short of a time period for any 'new' country to appear out of the water and make a push as the land that produces the best MMA fighters.
     
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    Russians in particular because of the amazing wrestling tradition in the country.

    In the same way that midwesterners dominate boxing & wrestling in the US, [Caucus] Russians are the Midwesterners of the world when it comes to wrestling.

    As BJJ continues to proliferate throughout the world, we will see the best wrestlers the world has to offer [Mountain Caucus people from Russia] with stellar ground games and heavy hands rip through the UFC rankings.

    Americans dominate MMA today because of high school & collegiate wrestling yet the best wrestlers in the world are from Russia and haven't crossed into UFC yet [completely].
     
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    South Korea is getting stronger i feel like but i dont know if they will ever be the dominant Nation, i think its cool we get to see fighters from all over the world but in in 10 years i think it will still be the US, but there might a closer second. But who knows what is gonna be in 25 or 50 years.
     
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    Wakanda gonna take over. :D
     
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    Its a Country.
     
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    The Midwest may dominate wrestling but boxing? ummmmmmm
     
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    Lol threads like these have been popping up for years. Every single time the USA is still dominating, and will continue to do so.
     

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