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  1. cheezum Location: Wasteland

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    Should it be a thing? Under what rules? Does anyone even given a fuck? Are these my feet?
     
  2. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    No, fuck that, because they would ruin it.
     
  3. Karaev fan Brown Belt

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    Karate is an Olympic sport in 2020. Just watch that.

    Of course they pussified it and made it touch-butty point fighting rules instead of barefist kyokushin (think Stephen Thompson, not Andy Hug).
     
  4. Team Sleep Black Belt

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    The scoring is too subjective and the 10 point must system would need to be replaced entirely. Would love to see America win all the gold at every weight though.
     
  5. DaleBoca Gold Belt

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    They've already got TKD as well.

    Just to add, they should have a mixed martial arts, but it should be on the feet only. Take downs would bore the people.

    It would be similar to Bloodsport.

     
  6. Laystitcher Green Belt

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    It was in the original olympics. Let's do it
     
  7. Lay N Pray 101 2017 Sherdog Grand Prix Winner

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    If it's "on the feet only" then it wouldn't be MMA now would it...Sure let's have American football in the Olympics but you can't run the ball or punt on 4th down. You can't want a sport in the Olympics then eliminate major aspects of it because it "bores" people.
     
  8. [email protected] Brown Belt

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    It would be retarded. Like head gear, no ground strikes and hugs after the match. You could be ugly and still compete though....
     
  9. Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

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    It would suck. Expect headgear, 8-10 oz gloves, shin guards, and a wrestling/sambo/Taekwondo hybrid points system.

    No elbows (unless there are elbow pads) and it would probably take place in an open mat or a ring. No cages of any kind...
     
  10. Roljo Red Belt

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    for starts, post it in the right section
     
  11. UFCfan91 Green Belt

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    Yeah good luck with that
     
  12. johncola Banned Banned

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    Boxing in the olympics is pretty shitty. Better now without the headgear, but still. MMA would be even worse.

    I think the Olympics is more suitable for the individual arts than MMA. And it has Boxing, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Judo. I wish BJJ was big enough and popular enough to be part of it.
     
  13. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Weren't TKD and Karate axed out when the committee temporarily wiped wrestling in order to make room for golf and whatever other garbage they instituted last year?
     
  14. asdf122345 Red Belt

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    Probably the closest thing they could do MMA in olympics.
     
  15. Sgt Smith Bassed God

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  16. DaleBoca Gold Belt

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    Having a Kickboxer vs TKD or etc would be far more interesting than seeing full on "MMA" when you have bozo wrestlers and BJJ guys lay on their opponent and not do anything. We already have wrestling in the Olympics. If you want BJJ, then fine, that can work too(Even though ADCC is considered the gold standard of grappling). Plus, Judo already allows aspects of submission in their sport.

    MMA in the Olympics would not cater to the casuals. Might as well watch curling or equestrian.

    TKD is still around. The competition will start on Wednesday.
     
  17. Benjamin Burton Brown Belt

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    if air rifle can be an olympic sport.. anything can.
     
  18. Lay N Pray 101 2017 Sherdog Grand Prix Winner

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    Dafuq? You make no sense. If you want to see BJJ then say they should have BJJ in the Olympics. If you want to see boxing/kickboxing/Muay Thai etc etc then just call it by the sport. If you want to see MMA, then you're going to see MMA. This MMA excluding wrestling bullshit is ridiculous.
     
  19. 209since1978 Apathy is death

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    It was gonna happen back in 2000 (or maybe 96)
    They already had team selected and I THINK Shonie Carter was on the team. It was going to be under pankration name and rules.
    Two weeks before they were suppose to fly out, Olympics dropped decided against it
    True story.
     
  20. 209since1978 Apathy is death

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    Hadn't seen your post, you were spot on. This is what it was going to be if accepted in Olympics
     

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