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Do you think that they should have grappling matches on mma cards?

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Post #1   3/26/09 7:42:21PM   

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Sorry cant agree here. Thats why they call it Mixed Martial Arts.

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Definitely not. MMA is great on its own as it is.

Post #3   3/26/09 8:12:42PM   

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I wouldn't mind it.

That's one thing I loved about Colliseum 2000.
That whole thing was an MMA event, but in between matches they had Martial Arts exibitions that seemed to enrich the whole experince.

I would much rather see this than hear some second rate nu-metal music over Joe Rogan and Mike Goldbergs commentary.

But in MMA, or at least in Japan I think we already see this.

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"Fans" Boo when fights go to the ground why would they want to watch that?

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Posted by postman

"Fans" Boo when fights go to the ground why would they want to watch that?




LOL.

That's Western culture for you.

Post #6   3/26/09 10:30:09PM   

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Posted by komodo20

Do you think that they should have grappling matches on mma cards?



I would be interested in seeing gi style MMA fights (required) for the simple fact of novelty. I don't think I've ever seen two guys with Gis in a fight.

I mean hell, in Japan they have tag team fights, how could this be any worse?

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Posted by mrsmiley


Posted by postman

"Fans" Boo when fights go to the ground why would they want to watch that?




LOL.

That's Western culture for you.



I hear ya! I wish the did ADCC on tv

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Posted by komodo20

Do you think that they should have grappling matches on mma cards?



I liked when Pride did it, but the crowds here woulden't enjoy it.

Post #9   3/26/09 11:47:55PM   

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I don't think so. I like my MMA PPV the way they are. They have enough trouble squeezing in the quality undercard fights sometimes.

Post #10   3/26/09 11:57:24PM   

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western "fight" fans do not understand grappling as a whole... there are a few of us out there that think thats the more interesting side of things because most real fights end up on the ground... but Joe Q Moron out there does not understand grappling therefore does not like it...



having a grappling match in an area where people do not understand grappling is a bad idea from a promotion standpoint

Post #11   3/27/09 12:56:18AM   

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grappling matches would be better then boxing on mma cards

Post #12   3/27/09 5:20:20AM   

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there shouldn't be a differance

If a guy wants to wear a gi
so be it
there are still a few out there that do on ocassion
but it's rare
Mostly judokas

Takimoto
Akiyama
Yoshida
Even though they seem to have outgrown it

You want a gi match
Put two guys in the ring with a gi

I love how Daisuke Nakamura still wears Pancrase style boofs
He must be glutton for punishment, begging a snapped knee.
Or maybe he uses it to lure opponents into his world
Much like Royce used to do with his gi

Post #13   3/27/09 5:40:02AM   

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I would love to see a guy like Karo Parisyan when people are forced to wear Gis in MMA.

I'd be for it, but under a specific ruleset and in their own separate events. I don't think it's something the average fan would get behind, though. It would be purely for the hardcores, and honestly I could never see it happening.

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March Badness featured mma + boxing i would love to see events like these make the addition of grappling matches and pull off a triple threat.

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