The LA Stars

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  1. NHB7

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    In 2008, the LA Stars shocked the world by winning the premiere martial arts title, created by the worlds GOAT martial artist Chuck Norris. After winning the World Combat League title in 2008, I thought I'd go through their records since 2008 and see how their transition to MMA has been. Since I am the helper of the data, I figured I'd share. Enjoy:

    Jessica Covarubias 0-0-0
    Tara Van Duesen 0-0-0
    Jack Felton 0-1-0
    Travis McRoberts 2-0-0
    Jason Bourelly 0-0-0
    Ryan Davis 1-0-0
    Brandon Hastings 4-2-0
    Sebastian Lopez 0-3-0
    Raymond Daniels 0-1-0
    Adrien Bio 0-1-0
    Matt Thomas 2-4-0-1
    Chris Hawk 5-10-0

    14-22-0-1
     
  2. InfinityLens

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    Well, I mean it was kickboxing.
     
  3. NHB7

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    Holy smokes, I can't believe my thread got a response!
     
  4. LimitlessZane

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    I didn't watch WCL when it was around, but I looked at the videos on youtube and it seems like a throwback to the days of full contact karate tournaments.

    I used to train Goju Ryu karate in the 90s and we were instructed never to throw low kicks to the leg. The only leg strike that was allowed was a foot sweep.

    I think this is what made full contact karate competitions die out, once these fighters started competing in mixed rules tournaments like K1 they quickly realised the limitations of full contact karate fighting.
     
  5. LimitlessZane

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    oh btw, stephen wonderboy thompson fought in the WCL. I suppose that is a success story for karate fighters into MMA.
     
  6. caged_mma

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    WCL was ten years too early to be accepted. If Chuck Norris had waited until now, when Glory & Lion Fights are so widely accepted, I think his project would have had some teeth.
     
  7. ThunderL1ps

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    I don't know if it would work even now. In some ways it reminds me of the UFC in the sense that they are trying to make everyone look the same in terms of wearing uniforms. Presentation is a big deal and WCL from what I remember had a Roller Jam/Bellator vibe to it that I personally found unwatchable for longer than a few minutes.
     
  8. InfinityLens

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    Well I was just trying to up my cost count, but no probz sherbrah.
     

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