Veteran´s category?

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amik
1/31/07 12:29:49PM
Imagine one league with the better veteran fighters...

Royce Gracie
Bas rutten
Ken Shamrock
Pat Miletich
Rickson Gracie
Don Frye
Randy Couture
Tank Abbott

and more...

Jajajajajaja

Saku counts as Veteran????


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nate22
1/31/07 12:46:11PM
It's an idea that should be considered for those who want to fight past 40 who can't keep up with the standard 25 year old yet still has alot to offer in the ring/cage.
pv3Hpv3p
1/31/07 1:02:43PM
Sounds good to me...

I know everyone says they always want to see the best fight the best (which is ideal), but I also enjoy good style matchups with fighters that share an equal level of talent.

It would be nice to see but we all know that Bas would own them all... Unless they brought in Ice-Cold Igor V... Tell me that wouldn't be a war!!
hippysmacker
1/31/07 3:20:34PM

Posted by roadking95th

It would be a neat idea. Randy would beat all those fighters. At least at this point of their careers.



Completey agree, Randy is still active , and I still think he could have been a top 5 LHVY if he hadn't retired and come back a HVY.
Svartorm
1/31/07 5:49:12PM
My brother and I have talked about this before, and it would be a great idea as the sport gets older. Open up the weight classes a bit and let the legends have at it!
Stickan
1/31/07 6:51:18PM
Please no. Then there won't be long before the first death in MMA and the whole MMA world will collapse.
I mean Dan Severn is almost 53 years old. He would beat the average young guy but I think vs someone like Couture he could be seriously injured.

Plus it makes MMA look more like spectacle than a sport. I never want to see it..
nate22
1/31/07 6:54:16PM
As much as we all love the lady pictures, lets keep them out of this main MMA forum at least please.
nate22
1/31/07 6:55:33PM
Apparantly Zulu Senior fought the other day/week at 65 years old.
hippysmacker
1/31/07 7:20:08PM

Posted by Stickan

Please no. Then there won't be long before the first death in MMA and the whole MMA world will collapse.
I mean Dan Severn is almost 53 years old. He would beat the average young guy but I think vs someone like Couture he could be seriously injured.

Plus it makes MMA look more like spectacle than a sport. I never want to see it..



Tha's a really good point. Then again Severn just got denied a license to fight. I guess it would depend if the Athletic comissions could be trusted to not license figher's that are done. They certainly failed in boxing. I'm afraid Holyfeild's gonna end up with brain damage or dead in the ring.
roadking95th
2/1/07 12:58:08AM
No problem Nate. I saw someone else doing it earlier, but not sure which forum and I guess I haven't seen it lately.
Svartorm
2/1/07 2:22:51AM

Posted by hippysmacker


Posted by Stickan

Please no. Then there won't be long before the first death in MMA and the whole MMA world will collapse.
I mean Dan Severn is almost 53 years old. He would beat the average young guy but I think vs someone like Couture he could be seriously injured.

Plus it makes MMA look more like spectacle than a sport. I never want to see it..



Tha's a really good point. Then again Severn just got denied a license to fight. I guess it would depend if the Athletic comissions could be trusted to not license figher's that are done. They certainly failed in boxing. I'm afraid Holyfeild's gonna end up with brain damage or dead in the ring.



Right, but there are plenty of guys who are older that can still roll. Randy, Van Arnsdale, even Ken Shamrock would probably do well in a Legends division.
hippysmacker
2/1/07 2:27:51AM

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by hippysmacker


Posted by Stickan

Please no. Then there won't be long before the first death in MMA and the whole MMA world will collapse.
I mean Dan Severn is almost 53 years old. He would beat the average young guy but I think vs someone like Couture he could be seriously injured.

Plus it makes MMA look more like spectacle than a sport. I never want to see it..



Tha's a really good point. Then again Severn just got denied a license to fight. I guess it would depend if the Athletic comissions could be trusted to not license figher's that are done. They certainly failed in boxing. I'm afraid Holyfeild's gonna end up with brain damage or dead in the ring.



Right, but there are plenty of guys who are older that can still roll. Randy, Van Arnsdale, even Ken Shamrock would probably do well in a Legends division.



I agree with Randy and Van Arsdale, but i hope Shamrock is done.
Svartorm
2/1/07 2:58:57AM
Doesn't being a coach for IFL mean he might have to fight another coach at some point?
gspfan31
2/1/07 3:03:28AM

Posted by Svartorm

Doesn't being a coach for IFL mean he might have to fight another coach at some point?



no, bas said on the last beatdown that he will most likely never fight again
Svartorm
2/1/07 3:16:28AM
I don't follow IFL, but I'd heard they were supposed to fight in the finals with their team against the other teams coach. Maybe that was an early idea that got scrapped though.
mrsumo
2/1/07 4:46:19AM
A veterans league could be cool as long as it isn't reliving the same matchups we all watch 10 years ago.
Svartorm
2/1/07 4:50:49AM
With the hard-on UFC has for rematches and rubber matches, it would probably revolve around it. Remember all the hype for Ken Shamrock Vs. Kimo 2, as if the first one wasn't decisive enough?
mrsumo
2/1/07 4:55:44AM
The fights would be way different though now that they are old and cautious.
hippysmacker
2/1/07 6:00:28AM

Posted by Svartorm

I don't follow IFL, but I'd heard they were supposed to fight in the finals with their team against the other teams coach. Maybe that was an early idea that got scrapped though.



Acually Militech said Renzo and he had stock options if they fought. Maybe that's the incentive, but it's not mandatory.
Mauser300
2/1/07 8:43:23AM
They already have this it's called the IFL
hippysmacker
2/1/07 8:04:57PM

Posted by Mauser300

They already have this it's called the IFL



LOL. the superfight's sure seem to fit.
Svartorm
2/2/07 3:19:33AM

Posted by Mauser300

They already have this it's called the IFL



ZING!!!!

By the way, nice rifle.
the-james
2/2/07 3:39:08PM
not interressted in seeing any of the old veterans fighting anymore except for maybe seeing Rickson vs Sakuraba!!!!1
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