Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by lapollarecords, Jun 2, 2014.
So they wear shin guards... . I asked about the gear earlier but finally got some good answers here. Thanks for the info.
This immaf looks promising - except the name - couldnt they have been a council, since immac is a better name?
They aren't wearing shin guards
Swedish LHW Alexander Marcusson, who beat the norweigian LHW about a month ago, is training with me. Me and our headcoach are in Vegas to support him.
Spoke to the leader of IMMAF August Wall
They will not be wearing shinguards. The rules are under the ISKA, and in conjunction with Tuff-N-Uff, and will be handled as they always are in Nevada.
I'm still very much on the fence about the whole thing (as someone that is working with them). And to be clear, the IMMAF knows my grievances and concerns, so none of this is unfairly s#itting on them.
So let me make this clear... These are not damning condemnations. These are grievances I have with the current form, and are grievances some in IMMAF share as well. I bring these up in the hopes that during my work with the company, we can continue to improve it's standing.
*Multiple fights in a week: While some of us love the idea, it is highly problematic.
*Multiple weighins: The IMMAF believes people won't try to cut weight due to multiple days weighing in. Anyone who knows wrestlers knows this is not true, and problems will arise.
*Quick stoppages: This could become a slippery slope into point-fighting across the board. And with so many coming from so far away... this is a worrisome act that could mean a lot of upset fighters/coaches.
*Proclaiming before Establishing: The IMMAF has a long-term goal, for sure. But they are asking so much from fighters/trainers/countries with such little payoff as of now. The Romanian team is said to have had their coach mortgage his home in order to get them out here. Fighters who are not sponsored by their country are asked to pay as much as $600 to participate. CJ Floor, the Samoan olympic wrestler and current IMMAF Champion, chose not to participate after being told IMMAF would pay for his trip... then told he had to pay over $600.
Bootsy, any news on the Brazilian team?
I have not heard from them yet. According to Friday's meeting, there were specific issues on visas. I am putting a msg into Nyra Phillips regarding their current status so I can update you guys on the issue.
Update: Only one Brazilian made it through after only a single passport was returned. Amanda Ribas is apparently the only Brazilian to make it through.
The Romanians were found. So at least some positive news to go with the disappointing news.
Thank you. Sucks that we won't get many America vs. Brazil finals.
The real shame is no streaming. But I hope they'll end up with some tv or stream deal later on. Sure, it's not the same as live, but maybe that's for the best as the show spans a full week and they can cherry-pick the good stuff.
I'm very excited to see Danish kickboxer Sarah Jamila in the tournament. She's a wonderful young woman and a heck of an athlete. Couture's has been tuning her up well and her first ammy MMA bout was her abusing a game (but out-of-depth) Hawaiian in March.
I have no idea who any of those guys are, but I imagine they'll be in the UFC within a year or so
Yes we will
IMMAF and Tuff-N-Uff to Run First-Ever Amateur MMA World Championships Next Week in Vegas
Who really knows but at least it gives people from countries outside the US a real chance to be seen by some of the industry folk. US citizens often forget the sport is centralized around them. Guys from Tajikistan don't have that luxury usually.
It sounds like a bit of a shambles, any results anywhere for the first day?
Polish National team prepared for Las Vegas
IMMAF & NSAC AMATEUR MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
RULE SET FOR THE 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
they have a few pictures of the first day in their facebook page
from the FB profile:
Separate names with a comma.