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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White ready for MMA to come (back) to the Olympics

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UFC President Dana White is all for the return of mixed martial arts to the Olympic Games, International sport's most hallowed ground. MMA existed under the Olympic banner back in Ancient Greece in the form of Pankration, a combination of boxing and wrestling but may not have the public support that it once did.

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Post #1   2/18/10 1:12:27PM   

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There would have to be massive rules changes. The chance of cut and or injury is too great. You would see a lot of guys not able to go on to the next rounds. Maybe if they used the bigger padded gloves some ammy orgs use and took away elbows. That would help a lot.

Post #2   2/18/10 3:24:40PM   

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Posted by Wolf

There would have to be massive rules changes. The chance of cut and or injury is too great. You would see a lot of guys not able to go on to the next rounds. Maybe if they used the bigger padded gloves some ammy orgs use and took away elbows. That would help a lot.




I see what you're saying, but that just wouldn't be the same. If they were going to do that then I'd rather not see it in the Olympics.

Post #3   2/18/10 5:13:37PM   

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How about traditional Pankration rules?

Post #4   2/18/10 6:00:07PM   

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7 oz gloves no elbows no knees to the head no problem. Lets at the least get Submission grappling in there. I actually would like that as much if not more. I get to see awesome MMA every month but I have to catch ADCC on some choppy net feed.

Post #5   2/18/10 9:55:06PM   

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I don't see a problem using the 4 oz gloves and amateur rules. No elbows, or knees to the head. I am sure that is the way it would have to be in the Olympics anyway since it focuses on amateurs. Do you think they would let pro MMA fighters in? They don't let pro boxers go back once they have turned pro. Just a thought.

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If it where amature then most likely they would use the 7 oz gloves. Hard to say if they would let pros in or not

Post #7   2/19/10 9:01:20AM   

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I would watch amateurs with restrictions. I don't see much point to allowing pros, especially since their professional contracts would probably bar participation. I expect Dana White would rather eat live cockroaches than let Brock Lesnar fight Fedor Emelianenko on NBC.

Personally, I wouldn't want to see top-level fighters under more restrictive rules, which you would certainly need for a two-weeks-long tournament. I also think an amateur-level competition could be more competitive, with more countries capable of participating with any hope of winning a medal.

Post #8   2/19/10 10:57:25AM