Something missing from the old days that you would like to see?

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  1. mime

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    For me I would like to see some promotion put on a tournament of guys from different disciplines with no MMA fights fighting so you would have that feeling of having no idea what would happen.

    Like the old UFC days where they invited random guys based on reputation from different places, like a boxer vs a kickboxer maybe, an arm-wrestling champ vs some random tough guy like a Gary Goodridge. The more random the better.

    Probably hard because a lot of people cross train now but I man I miss the old UFC and even Pride where some random guy would come in and become a star by wrecking people.
     
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    Tough guys with a never say die attitude,

    we don't have that now


    just a lot of pampered fighters


    who wine on twitter non stop
     
  4. ThatBJJGuy

    ThatBJJGuy Brown Belt

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    Stacked cards with big names and good fights
     
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    I miss guys like Don Frye
     
  6. Mavadorov

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    16 man tournaments
     
  7. mime

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    another thing I would add is there is also a lot of point fighting going on now. I would like to see some org have all fights without a finish be a draw like they did in the old days. I know this wouldn't work in the UFC because you need to have a winner and champion but in some smaller org where the belts don't matter, why not have it where the guys just try to finish each other.
     
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    wouldn't that just lead to the guy who was behind trying to stall?
     
  9. WishIsHere

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    ZST does that on a bunch of their events.
     
  10. mime

    mime Black Belt

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    haha yeah that did happen time to time. I guess if someone stalls so egregiously never invite them back to compete ever again

    never heard of ZST, is it worth checking out?
     
  11. FoghornLeghorn

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    Huge weight differences was neat every now and again.
     
  12. tfcfights

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    yea i thought about this taking top guys from each discipline that never trained mma give them two months too train then have them fight I think that would show what style translates the best

    what i miss the most is gran prix

    ufc should have one tournament a year in a different weight class each fight being 5 rounds and in this gran prix the champion defends the title in each round
     
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    Champions fighting 3 or 4 times a year with one or two easier fights.
     
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    yeah i am sick of these drug test
     
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    Open weight fights/tournaments, tournaments, 'style vs style ' fights, freak shows, no HW limit, roided HW's, Igor Vovchanchyn.

    I miss the promotion & personalities of guys on display. No one has the charisma of the guys in pride or the early UFC's.....maybe they do but we certainly never see it, cards are just being pumped one after another, there are too many weight classes I am not interested in and too many fighters to keep track of.

    Pride walk outs were also the best. UFC walk outs are so tacky, generally some douch bag song with a guy walking out with a soon to be UFC reebok t-shirt.
     
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    Yes. Fedor. :(
     
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    because u dont have time to push events. Then after a big event the fans forget about the guys who looked great because there's a card every week. Also the ufc taking their talent pool from the same gyms who recruit the same guys. I dont like the direction the ufc is pushing the sport. Thats why I dont get the connor haters exciting fighting style cool personality.
     
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    good fights with a price tag that matches the quality of the fights
     
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