MMArm Wrestling?!?

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DCRage
11/18/08 7:54:01PM
Before you laugh...it's coming. Seriously. Mania has the scoop:

Somewhere out there Rick Zumwalt is rolling over in his grave.

UFC creator Art Davie has decided to add a new and bizarre entry into the world of combat sports with his newest creation: The XARM Heavyweight Tournament.

Set to debut on November 19 in San Bernardino, California and televised live on RipeTV.com, the XARM Tournament does what drunk people have been doing in bars and saloons for over a hundred years: Arm wrestling and kicking ass.

Think of Bull Hurley’s cheap shot on Lincoln Hawk in the finals of Over the Top and you pretty much have the premise for his entire sport.

Either that or Davie was sitting around the house getting high and contemplating which sport he could put an X in front of to capitalize on the popularity of televised fighting.

Here’s what to expect, courtesy of MarketWatch.com:

An XARM bout features 3 one-minute rounds with athletes tethered to the XARM table in a belted harness. The combatants’ grip hands are strapped together and fighting gloves are worn on their free hands. Punching, striking, kicking, chokeholds, and submission moves are all part of the official XARM rules. The winner of the match is the first athlete to pin his opponent’s arm, knock him out or make him submit.

Earlier this year we were treated to YAMMA Pit Fighting, the bastard child of another UFC pioneer in Bob Meyrowitz. Considering how well that panned out, the chances for Davie and his vision of killer handshakes are a bit bleak.

Still, it’s going to be available for free on the Internet, so I’m willing to give it a fair shake. What else is there to watch on Wednesday nights?

Oh, right.


What else is there? For me, that would be a little-watched Man Crush of mine called Knight Rider. I need my weekly Zoe fix.
ohiostate1016
11/18/08 8:28:55PM
I gotta see this. It's probably some sort of joke though.
juanez13
11/18/08 8:32:22PM
I had posted this video a few weeks back

LINK

RampageOwnedYou
11/18/08 8:32:49PM
check out the promo for this

too funny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAznq51DTpg

Did i see an armbar??
Bowen50
11/18/08 8:45:21PM

Posted by RampageOwnedYou

check out the promo for this

too funny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAznq51DTpg

Did i see an armbar??




that is ridiculous
CwB
11/18/08 8:45:49PM
That was the dumbest thing i have ever seen.......
postman
11/18/08 8:52:59PM
This is by the same guy that wanted to electrify the boundary of the octagon. He also wanted to put a moat around the cage and have crocks in it. GO AWAY thank you for helping get the UFC off the ground but please go away. Every time you do something it’s ridiculous and will get mentioned in the same breath as the UFC. This guy couldn't be any worse for the sport.
dannyfrank
11/18/08 9:22:56PM

Posted by RampageOwnedYou

check out the promo for this

too funny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAznq51DTpg

Did i see an armbar??



that armbar was f*ckin sick!
scoozna
12/2/08 2:01:28PM
That's just bizzare!

It truly is a WTF? moment.
MMAcca
12/4/08 5:27:12PM

Posted by juanez13

I had posted this video a few weeks back

LINK


george112
12/4/08 5:33:26PM
I watched the vid a few days ago in another thread.an was blown away at how they could sit there an try to actually get me to watch this without laughing

its so hard to wrap my head around them being so serious and actually thinking that this is going to possibly be bigger than the UFC
gartface
12/4/08 7:08:19PM

Posted by RampageOwnedYou

check out the promo for this

too funny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAznq51DTpg

Did i see an armbar??


Did I see Eric Pele in that video?
Pookie
12/5/08 9:26:54AM
Id love to see Mark Hunt enter this tournament. Id Pay for it.
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