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Evidently not wanting to see a sequel to "Run Kalib Run!" from UFC 83, Dana White recently said that he & Joe Silva are talking about making the Octagon UFC uses for fights smaller. No specifics mentioned yet except Dana thinks Silva wants to turn it "into a [expletive] bathtub. Have them fight in a little tollbooth."

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Post #1   10/8/09 1:06:53PM   

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It is way too big inside. It destroyed Mirko's game.

Post #2   10/8/09 1:14:21PM   

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Posted by Giant_Ochai

It is way too big inside. It destroyed Mirko's game.



I wish people would stop making excuses for cro cop....the size might have been new to him, but that alone did not ruin his game

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I think it is BS, keep it the same size, the booing and ruining of his career is a deterrent to another "run Kalib run" fight and I do not like the thought of people "using the cage" more, they already use it enough and as big as it is we get more unhindered slugfests and grappling tumbles and I think it makes it more grand then the small cages I have seen while watching small shows on YouTube.

Dana just wants more room for high priced floor seats.

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i hope lesnar still fits

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Smaller cage = more seats sold

It's gonna happen.

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This may be a silly objection, but the smaller cage size would make it look like a small-time promotion.

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Posted by bigbubbano23

i hope lesnar still fits


He will:

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If this happens, I doubt it would be a drastic change. Maybe a foot off around the edges? I doubt it would be too noticeable.

As long as they don't start using the 6 inch padding/cushion for the mat like small orgs do, I'll be okay with it.

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I don't see how a minor change to the size will have an impact on the problem(s) that are mentioned. As for more seats, that is not a justified reason. Just find a bigger venue if you want to fill more seats. Besides, how many more seats can you put in there by shaving off a few feet from each side? Not much.

I think the UFC should focus more on getting the best fighters in their org. rather than these mickey mouse things.

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Posted by Rush

I think the UFC should focus more on getting the best fighters in their org. rather than these mickey mouse things.



to be fair, they have a business model that is working, they are selling out venue after venue, they have a highly successful show, and they have about 75% of the top tier fighters out there maybe more. at this point small little changes are really all they have to make because a major overhaul isnt in order but they want to continue to improve the product. whether or not this does a lot in terms of the quality of the shows i dont know, but its a few extra bucks in their coffers and thats good business.

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This is a terrible idea. Using distance and space is a part of many fighters game. For those who like to fight in close or against the cage the onus is on them to cut off the ring. Machida is a great fighter who uses the whole octagon to his advantage. There is no good reason for doing this. It all comes down to greed, more seats and more money.

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Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by Rush

I think the UFC should focus more on getting the best fighters in their org. rather than these mickey mouse things.



to be fair, they have a business model that is working, they are selling out venue after venue, they have a highly successful show, and they have about 75% of the top tier fighters out there maybe more. at this point small little changes are really all they have to make because a major overhaul isnt in order but they want to continue to improve the product. whether or not this does a lot in terms of the quality of the shows i dont know, but its a few extra bucks in their coffers and thats good business.




I agree to an extent. However, until I see the cessation of fighters, that have little or no fighting experience, fighting in the UFC, when at the same time there are clearly better and more experienced fighters out there, I still think there is big work for the UFC to do.

That being said, if all is well, why take a risk changing something that is working?

Post #14   10/8/09 2:21:44PM   

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funny stuff, may be a good idea, i enjoy watching wec, why not

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