Are Americans dominating the current era in MMA? Who is next?

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  1. Venom

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    Brazilian influence was strong at first...sweeping through Pride and deadlocking with the Japanese. IMO the Japanese got overrun overall.
    Strikeforce was teeming with Brazilians.
    They even took Fedor Emelianenko's head with a win from Werdum. Werdum would go on to run through 4 UFC opponents and snatch the HW title. Shortly before this, Barao rose up in Champ Dominick Cruz' absence to hold the BW title, Aldo was FW Champ, and a year later Rafael dos Anjos got the LW belt. Over in Bellator, Patricio Freire became FW Champ. But even before all of this, Mauricio Rua lost the LHW belt to Jon Jones....this was probably the first of many falls to come.

    Today

    Does the U.S. dominate the landscape of MMA in general today, if not the UFC as well? And are we likely to see anybody effectively challenge the status quo? Mexico? Russia? Brazil once again?
    Ireland maybe?, lol...
     
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    Americans are dominating.
     
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    europeans soon

    mcgregor
    bisping
    ngannou

    i'm sure there are more lol
     
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    Youre right Ts. Americans lack proper education these time. So they focus on wrestling and stuff. Iq has dropped a lot in US for some years too. Viva la Brazil
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    Hitlers influence was strong at first...sweeping through Poland and deadlocking with the Japanese. IMO the Japanese got overrun overall.

    Youre stupid TS, stupid like Toast
     
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    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    As a canadian, anything americans want to dominate, they will dominate.

    once they start putting resources into something, it just a matter of time.
    Great place too.
     
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    WTF you talking about?

    Stipe isn't American (or is he?)
    DC -1
    Bisping Nope
    Woodley -2
    Colon Nope
    Aldo Nope (unless you're counting south America)
    Cruz and MM both Together count as 1
    JJ nope
    Nunes nope..

    So there you have it... 3 American champs
     
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    Easy to group all them into one market lol.

    O well
     
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    Right now yep. Only if you use the EU as a country is there any opposition.
    USA: 5
    MM
    Cruz
    Woodley
    DC
    Stipe

    EU: 4
    FW + LW = Mcgregor
    Bisping
    Joanna

    Brazil: 1
    Nunes
     
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    Europe hold three belts (or for if you view aldo not yet as champ), times are a changin'


    as far as which nations are upcoming, and have momentum, very much europe
     
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    thats it.
     
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    Alright, fine,let's combine Europe's MMA the EU

    Since the development has not yet reached a very high level in each individual state
     
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    Russia can be in the contention if UFC actually starts to sign big amount of local champions and top fighters from each division instead of signing leftovers like they do now. There is a huge talent pool over there but it remains unknown for the foreigners
     
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    I know there certainly is a big wrestling and sambo presence among the Souther Russians and Caucasians. Don't know about MMA as we know it though.
     
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    You aren't welcome here boy. Go back to can of duh.
     
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    Sure, but Europe is rising. Russia too.
     

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