K-1 World League

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  1. East 1999

    East 1999 Straight thuggin', and it feels so good

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    So it looks like there are two "K-1"s now, K-1 Global and K-1 World League. Kinda weird.
     
  2. JustinvR

    JustinvR Brown Belt

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    I saw it on liverkick. They say it is an amateur tournament yet the fighters they announced aren't amateur, at all.
     
  3. Bang Rachan

    Bang Rachan Brown Belt

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    I think they are going to have have both amateurs and professionals on the card.
     
  4. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    Lol @ "Good Loser"
     
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    Interesting to see what comes of this. Hopefully they bump up their production up a notch compared to KRUSH and have success.

    Only thing is I'd guess this takes the Japanese scene away from Glory a bit.
     
  6. TheSadist

    TheSadist Blue Belt

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    That's a lot of belts...Everyone has a belt except for 1 guy and 1 guy has 3 belts.
     
  7. ichibang

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    Many fighters in kickboxing have 10+ belts.
     
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  10. DastardlyMass

    DastardlyMass Brown Belt

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    Well this makes k-1 interesting again as we will find out who really owns the k-1 trademark and probably the footage also that k-1 global claims they own.

    Here is tyrone with all his belts
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    Think this is basically K-1 (Global) giving the right to use K-1 branding for the KRUSH guys in Japan. Shouldn't be a "challenger" for the K-1 name or rights in any way. Not looked a ton into it though so don't take it as 100% :D

    Weird as fuck though. Came out of nowhere and K-1 hasn't as much as made a facebook post saying hey guys here is our Japan focused offshoot go take a look.
     
  12. DastardlyMass

    DastardlyMass Brown Belt

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    which is why i suspect they (k1 global )are going to say they never approved and will claim they own the rights like when tbs sold the use rights to the old footage to glory. They would have been looking to partner with krush so they could run japan events and not get cut out of the picture

    edit: fuji not tbs
     
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    Either they approved it or they didn't.

    Someone is being stupid either way. Stupidity/incompetence on the part of K-1 not acknowledging the deal in any way...or massive stupidity by the KRUSH guys thinking they can just use someone else's name.

    The Glory K-1 footage buy was a little weird but if TBS got the rights then they could sell it I guess. Glory doesn't seem exactly 1000% sure they own whatever they bought though. They've used the footage exactly once as far as I've seen and that was one couple second scene in some video ages ago. Not used it since nor is the footage available on their website...not that even most It's Showtime events are there. I mean why would you let people pay for content you own, that'd be just silly. :icon_conf
     
  14. DastardlyMass

    DastardlyMass Brown Belt

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    The footage has been sprinkled in a lot more recently. The used a lot of footage of crocop from old k1 in quick highlights. My point is the new k1 is stupid and did not read the fine print. All they bought was the k1 world grand prix and k1 max trademarks. There are still japenese tv stations that have rights to other parts of the k1 name like dynamite! and own the rights to most of the footage ( tbs owns the whole "k-1 max" library of fights)
     
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  16. Brocktirement**

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    K1 nowadays (past couple of years included) is utterly crap and it's very confusing to say the least......glory has some rights to k1 footage and then there are two different k1 orgs as well


    how long till they both go down? they're dragging k1's name through the dirt by continuing this charade
     
  17. DW HKL

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    So, here's the thing.

    The guy who bought KRUSH has been working in conjunction with Mr. Kim (who owns K-1 Global). The idea is that they'll be business partners in this venture of using the K-1 name on KRUSH events and bringing back K-1 Koshien events to see if it can draw in Japan.

    As for the GLORY and the television rights, I think that people misunderstand what GLORY has the rights to.

    GLORY has usage rights that they bought from Fuji TV. Think of it as a licensing deal, like, when a website strikes up a deal with USA Today or the Associated Press to use their photos. It doesn't mean that they own the photos, it means that they have a license.
     
  18. Snubnoze707

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    Thanks for the clarification, Dave.

    Sounds like a good idea IMO. The guys from Krush run a good show. It was basically Koshien without the name.
     
  19. Kentaro

    Kentaro jusqu'ici tout va bien..

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    Any new info about the K-1 word league!?!
     
  20. Brocktirement**

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    I have no faith in whatever org that tries to run k1 shows or shows with k1 attached to it

    k12 has been dead for years and it's name is being dragged to the dirt........even worse than the bob sapp fights
     

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