This was originally a topic I created on another MMA board. However, I'd like to share it with you. I also looked around, and nobody has ever attempted this type of project before. Which is suprising with all the MMA in the OLympics topics floating around the internet. Perhaps I could make a version for one of the frontpage articles...but alot more polished
This was an original reply to another post, but after toying with the idea I decided to make a more informative topic on the matter.
Now to hypothosize this scenario I'm going to use http://www.fightmatrix.com rankings system. This web-site have gained a reknown reputation as being the only rankings site that is completly unbiased. It uses a computer to rank fighters based on their Sherdog records. It updates everytime Sherdog updates its fighter database (so every week or so). It gives points based on win's/loss, method of win (KO, Sub, & Dec w/ regards to time and rounds), quality of opponent, title fights, ect. Anyhow, it would be the type of rankings system most similar to what the OLympics would reconize being as it has no human bias. I reconize the rankings are not perfect but they are the best thing to use for the following experiment...in any case even if the actual fighter earning the medal is disputed, the country isn't...as in most cases their are multiple countris ranked right after each other...for instance in the case of welterweight you don't get a thrid country until number 12.
Gold-Jussier da Silva<Brazil>
Bronze-Rambaa Somdet <Thailand>
Gold-Brian Bowles <USA>
Silver-Wagnney Fabiano <Brazil>
Bronze-Masakazu Imanari <Japan>
Gold-Jose Aldo <Brazil>
Silver-Mike Thomas Brown <USA>
Bronze-Michihiro Omigawa <Japan>
Gold-B.J. Penn <USA>
Silver-Shinya Aoaki <Japan>
Bronze-George Sotiropoulos <Australia>
Gold-Georges St. Pierre <Canada>
Silver-Jon Fitch <USA>
Bronze-Thiago Alves <Brazil>
Gold-Anderson Silva <Brazil>
Silver-Chael Sonnen <USA>
Bronze-Mamed Khalidov <Poland>
Gold-Lyoto Machida <Brazil>
Silver- Quinton Jackson <USA>
Bronze-Gegard Mousasi <Netherlands>
Gold-Fedor Emelianenko <Russia>
Silver-Brock Lesnar <USA>
Bronze-Junior dos Santos <Brazil>
Gold-Ricco Rodriguez <USA>
Silver-Mark Hunt <New Zealand>
Bronze-Antonio Silva <Brazil>
(keep in mind this one was hard, theoretically Lesnar would most likely compete here. Everyone listed above last fought match was at Superheavyweight)
Gold-Cristiane Santos <Brazil>
Silver-Megumi Fujii <Japan>
Bronze- Tara LaRosa <USA>
(This one is also a wildcard as theoretically the Olympics would have several weightclasses for womens MMA)
New Zealand: 1
Similar to how the Olympics determine winiing countries, each medal is worth a number of points. Gold is worth 5, Silver is worth 3, and Bronze is worth 1.
5th: New Zealand-2
*note: in moy original reply I added up the points wrong and declared USA 1st and Brazil 2nd.
Its very hard to tell who wins the event. Brazil has more Gold medals, but USA equals their points. It is clear that it would clearly come down to one or the other. Unless the Olympics create a rule that state only amateur fighters, in which case none of the above would qualify, and the event would be overun by Russian and American wrestlers who would otherwise be Olympic alternates. Also Superheavyweight is a wildcard and may not even be included. Womens is also a wildcard as it is likely their would be weightclasses which would mean more medals to be won.
Wow, what ended up as a quick reply has turned into an hour long anaylisis. I should of been doing homework, but I had fun.