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Would you like to see MMA in Olympics?

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  1. MotorCityManiac Yellow Belt

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    It would be an interesting add. It would be an huge boost for the sport, and the views would be very good I think.

    Also there is many things that are against it. Like fighters having to have multiple fights in a short amount of time, would UFC, Bellator, ONE etc. even allow their fighters to go there. Also the violence policy is probably too much for it.

    How are you guys seeing it? When the sport keeps growing, is there room for it in Olympics. I would like to see fighters there, that are not signed to any major organisation, but also the top fighters could get some huge boost from it if they could participate somehow.

    Interesting topic as there is so many things that could be in favor of it, but also big amount of if´s.
     
  2. SmoothPies Purple Belt

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    Would be cool, but would never happen unless it's amateur level.

    We already have a problem with fighter pay at the pro level, imagine getting people to compete with no guaranteed pay in a MMA fight.
     
  3. PicoPulse Bellator Shill

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    No I like that the combat sports are separate for Olympics but thats just imo
    It's not like id be mad if it happens
     
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  5. GrantB13 Red Belt

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    No. It would be so watered down it wouldn't be funny. Just look at the taekwondo kicks as an example. They aren't trying to blast each other in the head. MMA is too extreme for that kind of stage. Elbows would certainly be banned, headgear is a real possibility, as well as shin guards or body protection. It just wouldn't be cool. BJJ would be fine as it would be about as intense as the judo, but MMA would not be as cool as you think it would be.

    In addition, the cage itself is a deterrent. Having two men locked in a cage might not be the most cultivated look for professional athletes on the world stage. If you take away the cage, you take away a huge part of the strategy and tactics of wrestlers or means of getting up from the bottom. That and the selfish nature of MMA promoters would likely ruin everything.
     
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    So they're gonna fight multiple times during the 3 weeks of the olympics,
    or team sport with multiple fighter per country?
     
  7. It-is-what-it-is Purple Belt

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    No. The Olympics is a scam, the athletes who put in years of hard work and dedication get no money , while the event itself generates billions.

    Why should anyone put their health on the line just to be exploited like that?
     
  8. BrunswickMAF Blue Belt

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    It might be a great way to promote amateur fighters. Good Marketing for promotions when fighters get signed eventually.
     
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  9. wwkirk Black Belt

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    Haven't most of the combat sports included into the Olympics been watered down?
     
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  10. Spiderbite Brown Belt

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    I was thinking about this the other day.

    The only way t would work is if there was a tournament leading up to it and ultimately the finals were broadcast during the olympics, unless it were completely watered down to include headgear and the like and was made into a point sparring type ruleset.
     
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  11. GrantB13 Red Belt

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    From the mentality of an MMA fighter that makes sense. All these other athletes go for glory. They hardly get paid anything for winning medals but it's about more than just the money. Honestly, if Olympic stars got rich and famous directly from the games and not from outside influences like sponsorships, appearances, and activities as a result from the exposure of the Olympics themselves it would likely devolve into a petty get rich scheme by the athletes just looking for a payday. That's not the spirit of the Olympics and many MMA fighters are too money hungry to likely participate if they aren't gonna become celebrities.
     
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  12. Lukn4trbl Brown Belt

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    Dana would probably want a cut, and charge PPV.

    Also Conor would throw a hissy fit if he lost. Not a good look.
     
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  13. MotorCityManiac Yellow Belt

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    This what I was thinking too. Great way to get some promotion and gates would be more open to good deals.
     
  14. RemyR Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Nope, olympics have a lot history of forcing stupid rules on combat sports
     
  15. MotorCityManiac Yellow Belt

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    Yes it would be hard to have a working tournament with so little time. But hell, there has been fighters fighting multiple times in a night before. These factors are nice to speculate and think could there be a good solution.
     
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    Olympics are hard on safety usually,
    don't think their audience are JBG's disciple tbh.
     
  17. Tito Tapped Peanut the Kidnapper

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    Absolutely not.

    Nobody should be fighting MMA for free
     
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    the protection gear i agree with, the head gear...i'd imagine would make it easier to hold onto a guillotine
     
  19. MotorCityManiac Yellow Belt

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    For unknown fighters it could bring some good future push, and some countries pay good money for olympic medals. But true, if they get seriously injured for a long time, it´s completely shit deal.
     
  20. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    It has been considered for years...

    Alot of things are going against it , mostly from the other combat sports not wanting it there..

    Also for it to be on the Olympic level it would be in a ring pride style, headgear and shin pads would be mandatory...knees and elbows to the face would not be legal...and ground fighting would likely be timed and then reset on the feet and fights would likely be 1 round eliminators till the finals which will be multi rounds...

    The fights would be so different then pro MMA it would almost be a separate thing...


    Not sure thats a good enough reason not go do it..but it wouldn't be like youd be expecting and not many pros are gunna wanna compete under those rules or pay setup it would be amateur's or guys training just for Olympic style of MMA not real MMA guys
     

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