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WEC vet plans two-on-two MMA fights for upcoming Desert Rage event

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Chance Farrar grew up with a bunch of brothers and thinks he's found a way to make MMA more exciting: add more bodies.

The WEC vet and promoter of Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting is holding an event that features two-on-two MMA fights.

"We started trying it in the gym, and it's been successful," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "It's nothing short of controlled chaos, but exciting. You can't predict what's going to happen."

The event, "Desert Rage 11: Revenge at Paradise," takes place Oct. 20 at Paradise Casino in Yuma, Ariz.

Farrar, who is semiretired, said the fights will be contested under the Unified Rules of MMA with the exception of no elbows and knees allowed. There will be no rounds and no time limits, he said, as trial runs indicated they weren't needed. Two referees will corral a foursome in a 30-foot cage.

Things get even more interesting when a combatant is stopped by strikes, submission, or referee stoppage. Farrar said a one-minute rest is called to give officials time to remove the eliminated fighter, and the round then resumes.

The fight ends, obviously, when one sides loses both fighters. If an eliminated fighter is unable to leave the cage within the one-minute period, the other side wins by forfeit. Rounds will be five minutes each with a one-minute rest period between each round, as with standard pro MMA bouts. But Farrar said there will be no limit to how many rounds a fight can go.

As far as weight classes, a team's collective bulk is added together to classify their division. The lightweight class is 350 pounds and under; middleweight is 425 pounds and under; and heavyweights tip the scales at 500 pounds and under.

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Post #1   10/16/12 9:35:13PM   

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This is a trainwreck I want to see. Apparently Rich Clementi fought in one some years back.

Post #2   10/16/12 10:02:51PM   

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half joking - these are the baby steps towards a return to gladiator fighting! not good really.

The idea is bad but nothing THAT crazy.....until one guy loses and then it's a 2 on 1. Then it just becomes a semi-criminal assault and not a sporting event.

Post #3   10/16/12 10:24:05PM   

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I was wondering what James Irvin was going to do after XARM!

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I was wondering what James Irvin was going to do after XARM!

no shit, if that wasn't the weirdest shit ever than this is. I'll watch, provided Kpro hook up the link of course

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Don't they already have this in TNA Wrestling

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I do not like this one bit. I will watch it to see how it turns out but I'm very skeptic on the whole thing. Too many questions and changes to MMA to make me wonder how it will help the sport.

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It could be interesting, especially with the changes in tactics this would bring.
But having to split your brain between two opponents is a recipe for a knockout you don't see coming, which I think would be more injurious to fighter health.

I'll still watch

Here is a link to a tag team 2 on 2 MMA fight LINK

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some one is going to get blindsided by a kick to the head from behind and die.

Post #9   10/17/12 6:10:08AM   

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Stupid shit.

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What Athletic Commission would allow this?

Tag Team MMA is bad enough, but at least in that one there are no 2 on 1 scenarios.

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I prefer the bring back the IFL team matches rather than this

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This likely will not end well.

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Why are people so stupid? Go awy and die, take Strikeforce with you.

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I'm interested. I can see all the hate for sport purposes but this is a throwback to karate, a real fight.

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