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UFC still going through growing pains

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LAS VEGAS – When the Ultimate Fighting Championship started as a made-for-pay-per-view event in 1993, it was a learn-as-you-go proposition since nobody knew what to expect.

Over the past few years, in attempting to turn whatever it started out as being to a legitimate sport with unified rules and commission regulation, there have been a new set of growing pains. The more popular the sport gets, the more controversies there seems to be regarding judging criteria, referee stoppages and rule interpretations.

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Post #1   7/6/08 11:17:33AM   

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"White unequivocally said they have no intention of changing or adding to the company’s current five current weight classes"

Wasnt Dana saying last year that he was going to build up the 145 division in the WEC then establish one in the UFC and bring over the top talent?

Post #2   7/6/08 12:57:32PM   

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NO....I'm pretty sure he's going to bring in the heavier guys from WEC into the UFC and let WEC do the lighter weight classes. Probably up to WW.

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With these new changes, including a ban on putting hands over the mouth or nose, but legalizing the straight up-and-down elbow strikes that had been banned, White believes he’s got a new enemy. And it’s a referee who at one time was the longest-lasting fixture in the company.

“It’s John McCarthy,” White said. “He doesn’t want to be a referee anymore, now he wants to change the rules. And he’s announcing for Affliction.”

I think this is big, although terrible news! Everyone should read this article it says way more than the headline.

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Betrayal five?

Post #5   7/7/08 10:12:07AM