Glory Istanbul scheduled for April 12th 2014

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  1. Rollermanskunk

    Rollermanskunk Purple Belt

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    Source: Glory Worldseries Turkey Facebook

    Rematch Saki vs Verhoeven?
     
  2. Broadcast

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    Really? They"re returning? Now this is a big surprise.
     
  3. charlesponzi

    charlesponzi Blue Belt

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    Turkey is a big country so it would be foolish to not go there with Saki.
     
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    Not really surprising, just nice to see news on a "comeback" to europe :D

    Watch Live on Spike, also nice.
     
  5. Rollermanskunk

    Rollermanskunk Purple Belt

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    Paris, , London, Milan and Amsterdam expected to be scheduled in 2014 as well.
     
  6. DastardlyMass

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    thank god they are going someplace besides the US. The athletic commissions are going to destroy the sport if Glory is not careful
     
  7. JohnMc

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    I might try and make the London show again. Had a blast at GLORY 5. I wonder if they'll be at the Excel Arena again.
     
  8. Shadaloo Bison

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    If Glory doesn't bring back the slam/8man tournament in 2014 I will be very disappointed, spike or no spike.

    I guess Gevorg has another fight planned in Milan during his 'buzy' glory-schedule. IIRC he isn't exclusively signed, like some others. It wouldn't suprise me if some fighters would be leaving glory / fighting at other promotions as well (like MAX Muay Thai, K-1, Legends, etc.). Most of the glory fighters only get a couple of fights annually in the 'new' glory. Actually being paid (well) could be the decisive factor.
     
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    Kraus and Groenhart may leave Glory.

    But the only "opponent" of Glory is the russian Legend fight show.
     
  10. DhakaMMA

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    Great to hear. Always love to see a show in Turkey. Istanbul was one of Glory's more larger attendance crowds.

    Legend seems to be dividing its attention between both MMA and Kickboxing. SuperKombat and K-1 seem to be the only other worthwhile rivals competing with Glory.
     
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    Dose Saki still get a shot at Shillit's Belt, he did win that title eliminator. I think Rico should fight Ghita again over Saki, that fight was much closer and should have had an extension round.
     
  12. Bang Rachan

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    I wouldn't mind Saki vs Zimmerman
     
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    I will try to go to this one
     
  14. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    wasn't there some kind of law preventing Glory from being hosted in the Netherlands? Or has that changed?
     
  15. Bang Rachan

    Bang Rachan Brown Belt

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    if there's a London show I'd have to go to it
     
  16. Rollermanskunk

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    Things have changed in the last year. It was n't exactly a law but new strict rules regarding combatsport-events which made it almost impossible for promotors to organise kb or mt-events in some parts of Holland. Before this situation we had this It's Showtime/Bibob thing. With the merger of some kb and mt federations and promoters obeying the new rules bigger events are now coming back in some major cities. Glory established a good relationship with the City of Amsterdam but of course to have this big Glory-event organised in Amsterdam they have to obey the rules to get an event-license.
     
  17. charlesponzi

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    No, the government was shutting down companies that had criminal funding. And they thought that the It's Showtime events were funded by criminal money. And kickboxing has kind of a bad name here because of a shooting that happened at an event and because of Badr Hari.

    But Glory is clearly not funded by criminal money, so let's hope things will change.
     
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    THIS! +1+1+1+1+1

    I understand the spike deal pretty much dictated they couldn't do bigger tournaments due to timeslot constraints ON PRIMETIME. However if they really do air european/asian events live, as the poster suggests, then they really should have 8 man tournaments on some of them. Shouldn't be impossible to get to air a longer event when it's no being aired in the evening US time.
     
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    Amsterdam would be great!
     
  20. Iroh

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    I need to go to the Amsterdam show!
     

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