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News Ariel shares new details about UFC competitor WFL

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Rocket Punch, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Rocket Punch Green Belt

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    1. * The organization will launch initially with 8 mens weight classes (135, 145, 155, 170, 185, 205, 225, 265).

    2. *Team owners will vote on when female divisions will joining.

    3. * Amongst the many current issues that the WFL will aim to remedy is extreme weight cutting.

    4. * Each team will compete in six regular season competitions alternating between home and away events with four weeks between regular season competitions and five weeks between playoff competitions.

    5. * Each event will have eight fights, one bout at each weight class between a home team athlete vs. away team athlete.

    6. * Every fight will have a total of four points available (four points for a finish win, three points for a decision win, two points for a draw, one point for a decision loss, zero points for finish loss).

    7. * Highest team total wins the league championship, however, the individual weight-class results determines who advances to the playoffs and their respective seeding.
    8. * I am told WFL officials have been meeting with a lot of prospective owners lately. Potentially, some recognizable faces to MMA fans will be attached.

    https://arielhelwani.substack.com/p/max-holloway-vs-yair-rodrguez-doesnt
     
  2. gaffbyknees2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    So PFL pretty much lol
     
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  3. TITS ASS Platinum Member

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    Stupid. They should at least do what the UFC refuses to do - have a 165 and 175 division, and get rid of 170.
     
  4. LivenLearn4988 Banned Banned

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  5. Steerpike Blue Belt

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    160 and 175 are the divisions to make
     
  6. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    So fighters are going to fight every 4 weeks?

    LOL
     
  7. RemyR Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Isn’t this what the IFL did?

    It’s a fun idea in theory, but not so much in practice
     
  8. greenhawk zzzz

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    I'm more interested in knowing who the owners are as that will show how well this organization succeeds.
    They'll need to spend a ton if they're to attract top talent.
     
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  9. Kos Fan Brown Belt

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    Pretty clearly a PFL rip-off, they even copied the name <45>
     
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  10. DRTP91 Blue Belt

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    165 and 175 geez c’mon man
     
  11. Ares Black Plutonium Belt

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    Team MMA is a terrible idea. I had high hopes for this league but it's doomed.
     
  12. LivenLearn4988 Banned Banned

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    Owners??? What about the fighters the UFC has them all
     
  13. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    It's PFL + IFL.


    I'll check it out though and wish them luck though. Hopefully more competition pushes everyone to deliver a better product.
     
  14. Ares Black Plutonium Belt

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    ..... The format is not much like the PFL.

    It's much more like the defunct IFL. Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson fought in it.
     
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  15. The Chosen Banned Banned

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    Maybe we can have a champion who can hold both a UFC belt and a WFL belt at once. I like the multi promotion element in boxing, it lends to better business competition.
     
  16. NoSmilez Silver Belt

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    It's the IFL. Yuck. Talent is already pretty spread out and there is Covid. Nobody got time to train together
     
  17. kflo Titanium Belt

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    Sounds like banking on fans building allegiance to a home team…….not sure that works so well….
     
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    Sounds terrible Jesus Christ. Very disappointed.

    Prize fighting is not a team sport, it's a star driven individual sport. Just wait until fighters starts to get injured and pull out fights
     
  19. TheBulge Purple Belt

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    They will get F'd in the A by the all powerful, almighty UFC.
     
  20. Siver! Purple Belt

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    So not much ground breaking, however if they keep Abdelaziz away from it could be something of a fresh start
     

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