The UFC are missing one thing that almost every sport has.

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  1. Mexican Zombie

    Mexican Zombie Blue Belt

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    A special event that they will have every year such as Superbowl, World Series, NBA Finals, World Cup (thats every 4 years though), hell even WrestleMania, etc.

    There's a lot of people who don't watch Football, Basketball, or Soccer but when the Superbowl, World Cup, and NBA Finals come around all of a sudden everyones a fan. And thats what the UFC also needs.

    So I have an Idea for a special event each year for the UFC that people will want and pay to see.

    A UFC Tournament.

    EXAMPLE
    HW Tournament Cain Velasquez vs. Alistair Overeem

    HW Tournament Junior Dos Santos vs. Daniel Cormier



    LW Tournament Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez

    LW Tournament Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone



    HALFTIME (To let the winner fighter recover a bit)

    During halftime theres a half time show, people singing, commericials like the Superbowl, etc



    Tournament Finals

    Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem

    Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez

    Junior Dos Santos HW Tourney winner

    Ben Henderson LW Tourney winner


    For all who say the Athletic Commission won't sanction this...why not? Usually when a fighter wins, theyre ready to go again. Examples? Dos Santos vs. Cain 1, Overeem vs. Brett Rogers, and Cain vs. Big Foot.

    But lets say for some reason the winner fighter can't fight the 2nd fight, then the UFC should have replacements warming up in the backroom.

    The UFC needs a event like this once a year in my opinion.

    What do you guys think about this idea?
     
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  2. zephid

    zephid Silver Belt

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    One night tournaments might be fun to watch but they are a stupid idea.
     
  3. ARONAbeetFEDOR

    ARONAbeetFEDOR Blackest Belt

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    I think Dana announced earlier this year that starting in July they will have this (annually).
     
  4. HC Daniel

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    This would be awesome.
     
  5. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX i stay blessed

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    Sounds good and all the whole concept of a one night tournament, i'd like to see it but, the whole medical clearences and athletic comissions are there in order to stop this and make the sport legit, even if the idea is good (i like it) there is just no space for it now on the legit mainstream mma we have now.
     
  6. Woody1975

    Woody1975 Blue Belt

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    UFC doesn't need a gimmick to sell PPVs.
     
  7. Katsumi Yamada

    Katsumi Yamada Gold Belt

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    A UFC Tournament?

    incredible, why did nobody think of this before?
     
  8. BeardotheWeirdo

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    Affliction kind of had a half-time show. They had megadeath play at Affliction 1. It garnered some attention from Megadeath fans but I don't know how many PPV's or tickets it sold for them.

    I doubt one night tournaments will ever happen in the UFC again. They are doing a big superbowl card the day before superbowl this February. It's pretty stacked and FOX wants to air it for free, and possibly advertise it a lot on FOX also. It could very well end up being a very big deal, and a new North American TV ratings record for MMA broadcasts.

    If they advertise it with the Superbowl which is on FOX the next afternoon, it could potentially be huge, and the card is stacked. Too bad Forest-Phil Davis was already scratched from the card.
     
  9. The Taxman

    The Taxman Askren P4P #1

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    Thread sucks.

    But doesn't the Superbowl card/4th of July card/and New Years card count as special events?

    I mean they usually have them pretty stacked
     
  10. Mexican Zombie

    Mexican Zombie Blue Belt

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    But why wouldn't they allow this? When a fighter wins he usually wins without being hurt. If the fight is hurt, put in the replacement. So I think if someone were to explain this to the athletic commission they will sanction it. Wouldn't be easy, but it will happen if they tired.
     
  11. Blackbelch**

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    No. I think they should stay away from fighting twice a night (or more).

    It's not fair if the guy is a grappler and has 15 minutes to work a submission. Let's say he goes through his first fight with a sub in the 3rd round after a really heated battle. Both guys are beat up. And his next opponent knocked out his previous opponent in 1 minute.

    See? It's just not fair. 1 guy is all beat up and the other guy may be untouched. It's just not fair to declare who is better with these circumstances.

    But I do like your idea of the annual event. It sounds interesting and it does give the sports world to take a look at the world of MMA for a night. But it wouldn't be easy to have things fall into place with great fights and fighters. And you must also account for injuries that may occur. It's just not the same stability as Miami Heat vs OKC, or Giants vs Patriots.
     
  12. dc007

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    The ACs wont sanction this. You could break it up into two events but that's it. Tourneys suck anyway.
     
  13. Mexican Zombie

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    I sware theres sherdoggers who just go on threads looking to be a smartass. I haven't heard anybody say anything about a halftime show that will make the winner fighter RECOVER.
     
  14. Mexican Zombie

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    Good point.
     
  15. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX i stay blessed

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    they could if they created a new tournament figure, as you said it wouldnt be easy and besides if the promoter (for example the UFC) had a guy lets say GSP fight 3 times on one night they would probably had to pay him like 20 million bucks with all the bonuses and awards if he wins everything, it sounds like bad business from the money perspective
     
  16. iLesnar

    iLesnar Every dog has his day in MMA

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    And replay that the refs can take a look at.
     
  17. ineverpost

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    Yeah impossible bro. Usually after a single fight at least one competitor is injured enough by commission standards to not be fighting for months, let alone again in the same night. This is so impossible it is not even worth considering.
     
  18. Mexican Zombie

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    This will be a good idea. Refs can't be perfect. Every ref needs a video replay just in case.
     
  19. Balli

    Balli You Da Best Balli Da Best

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    Every time Jon Jones or Anderson Silva fights it is a special event.
     
  20. M o A

    M o A Banned Banned

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    Tournaments can do too much damage to a fighter should they lose.
     

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