Shouldn't the fantasy picks include at least some other major MMA organizations?

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imanidiot777
2/12/08 4:36:51PM
I've been thinking about this and I think that WEC and possibly EliteXC and/or K-1 should be added to the fantasy picks part of the game. WEC definitely.
wolfman
2/12/08 4:40:31PM
Well, currently both of those orgs. you mentioned are in the secondary league for picks. I see what you are saying though, but that is how it is right now.
tuvok500
2/12/08 4:41:46PM
Man, they are all in the secondary league !!

You can pick for those events like the ufc event !!

npayant
2/12/08 4:44:19PM
I was just thinking the same thing the other day.

I LOVE this site and check it everyday, but I've found myself wanting more...(I can't quite put my finger on just what I'd like to see...but something) It's awesome when there are a lot of events one right after the other, but when there is a month lay off...things start to get boring. I'm not exactly sure just adding the WEC or other orgs. to the main league would help...

I'm just going to keep brainstorming for some possible site "add ons"...

Anyone have any ideas??
wolfman
2/12/08 4:51:11PM

Posted by tuvok500

Man, they are all in the secondary league !!

You can pick for those events like the ufc event !!




Easy killer, he is probably thinking like npayant. The layoffs are kind of a downer for the primary league, that is why I would like to see other orgs. in the primary league as well. However, there is a fine line that has to be drawn to decide which orgs. should be added to the primary league and vice versa.

EDIT: This has been brought up before, yet I think we do need to add another organization to the primary league. It would have to happen next season though, because we can't change the rules during a current season.
grappler0000
2/12/08 4:51:51PM

Posted by npayant

I was just thinking the same thing the other day.

I LOVE this site and check it everyday, but I've found myself wanting more...(I can't quite put my finger on just what I'd like to see...but something) It's awesome when there are a lot of events one right after the other, but when there is a month lay off...things start to get boring. I'm not exactly sure just adding the WEC or other orgs. to the main league would help...

I'm just going to keep brainstorming for some possible site "add ons"...

Anyone have any ideas??



I think they will eventually add another org or two to the primary fantasy picks, but it is pretty difficult to determine what the future holds for most of the other orgs at this time. This year should tell us a lot.
DCRage
2/12/08 5:49:54PM
I think WEC is the best suited candidate, partly because it's got the UFC backing but it also seems to be the closest to a legit mainstream organization. EliteXC should get consideration farther down the road if it can get a bit more legit and score some more big-name talent.
Kpro
2/12/08 5:54:29PM

Posted by DCRage

I think WEC is the best suited candidate, partly because it's got the UFC backing but it also seems to be the closest to a legit mainstream organization. EliteXC should get consideration farther down the road if it can get a bit more legit and score some more big-name talent.



I agree, with a tv deal on a network that reaches most homes, WEC would be the best choice if one were to move up from the Secondary League.
postman
2/12/08 6:16:46PM
I think it is still too early for any of these orgs to make it to the main page but maybe someday.
Svartorm
2/13/08 1:48:07AM
Its been posted before, but here are the main concerns with adding an organization to the Primary Leagues.

1. Recognizable fighters. An MMA fan will know who 95% of the guys fighting in UFC are, which makes it more fun to pick fights and allows for intelligent debate on our forums. At the moment, no other organizations can consistantly put on cards at that level.

2. Reliable fight cards. Nothing pisses me off more than taking the time to research two fighters, making a decision, and then having the fight be scraped. It happens everywhere, but a professional organization will have their card posted well in advance, and have that card remain intact up until the event.

Some organizations fail in one or both of these catagories, and with it be a turbulant time in MMA right now, its hard to see who will emerge with quality shows, and top name fighters. Once an org can meet both of the above criteria time and again, we'll put them in the primary. Until then, we've go the secondary league to fill the gap between UFC shows.
madmarck
2/13/08 7:58:05AM
Not to mention the quality of the fighters. The UFC and formely Pride Consistently put forth quality fighters. K-1 Hero's, Bodog, and Elite XC have yet to do that for every card they do.

If World Victory Road and M-1 can consistently put forth decent cards they should make it up there.
The Idea Behind the Primary league is that we want Orgs that are going to be around for a while and put forth good quality fights. This is also they way it is for the secondary league and the Reason Bodog has yet to be featured there.
1-2 recognizeable names on a card of 20 fighters isn't what we want.
snakeman88
2/14/08 8:24:34PM
WEC isn't ready quite yet.. Too many unknown fighters. I think wec is at least a year away
Pookie
2/14/08 8:34:18PM
K-1 Dreams could shape up to be a suitable organization. Aoki vs. GZ is one of the best main events ive seen in years. If the rest of the card follows suit (which is a possiblity with the amount of fighters they have/can get) it should be the forerunner, instead of WEC
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