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UFC fighters allowed to compete in the Olympics?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Crushasaurus, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Crushasaurus

    Crushasaurus Blue Belt

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    And why not have mma in the olympics? I thought that actually was one of the original games called pankration?
     
  2. james31

    james31 Banned Banned

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    Shut up dweeb
     
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  3. Kyler Ruxin

    Kyler Ruxin Pabst Powered Fuck Machine

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    It would be fun to watch, but guys would have to fight like 3-4 times in 2 weeks. Kind of a brutal schedule, especially for the basically no money they would make.
     
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    ortizgnp Juice Belt

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    Helax, Jim.
     
  5. Pliny Pete

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    Olympics are only for A level athletes
     
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  6. Fullmount Triangle

    Fullmount Triangle Don't Let Them Force Feed You.

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    are they allowed? sure, they jsut aren't good enough in their own respective sport, for the most part.

    Sending UFC fighters to olympic MMA probably wouldn't do either. It would benefit from a boxing type system, an amateur thing, if you get a gold medal, you're immediately a bigger deal in pro mma. But you don't actually want mma in the olympics because you wouldn't complain about it being watered down.
     
  7. RR010V

    RR010V Yellow Belt

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    Fighting so much in such short time period with low pay? Like any fighter would take that
     
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    soulsstealer Silver Belt

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    It would bring a lot of esposure to the fighters and UFC, i would imagine, but IOC probably dont want such a brutal sport at their games.
     
  9. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Id rather see jiu jitsu EBI rules in olympics
     
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  10. Workaholic

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    That would be amazing
     
  11. BrazilianDude

    BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    I think submission grappling is more friendly to viewers.
     
  12. ReasonableMMAFan

    ReasonableMMAFan Banned Banned

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    No. Anderson Silva wanted to compete this year for Brasil's taekwondo team, but like the the boxing match he wanted to have Roy Jones, the Baldfather put a veto to it.
     
  13. Tormund

    Tormund Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Because MMA isn't a sport, it's human cockfighting. Fighters aren't athletes.
     
  14. Gougz

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    Honestly I can see one day the MMA in the olympics but it be would with the IMMAF rules and no pros.
     
  15. Fight Professor

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    As mentioned earlier UFC fighters are used to fight twice a year with 10 week long training camps. Fighting 3-5 times in a 2 week period requires a very different level of athleticism.
     
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    Mma is a real sport. Let the olympics have their fun with fencing and Greco Roman Touchbutt.
     
  17. bad seed

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    lol he wouldn't even make regional qualifiers, let alone get on the national team. The nature of olympic TKD is more like fencing than boxing, so speed is the most important factor.
     
  18. Benjamin Burton

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    i think they should have olympic arm wrestling
     
  19. Drake

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    If MMA was in the Olympics they'd pussify the rules to where it would just be frustrating to watch. No thanks.


    MMA by itself is practically already like an MMA Olympics anyways.
     
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  20. jamesmiller14

    jamesmiller14 Hoosier Daddy

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    If I see someone in here that's been bitching about fighter pay for the last 5 years promoting Olympic MMA I'm gonna smack the shit out of you.
     

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