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Nick Lembo explains regulatory challenges WSOF faced before second event

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Without federal regulations, mixed martial arts promoters are forced to abide by guidelines that often vary both in type and size as they hold events in different states. The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) ran headlong into this particular challenge as they held their second show overall and first in New Jersey on Saturday evening at Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City.

As it turns out, the show came close to never happening. Aside from complications prior to the weigh-ins, the organization failed to comply with state regulations as it pertains to creating a complete, safe cage. In short, WSOF initially provided both a canvas and cage pads too small for their own cage. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the news...

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Post #1   3/26/13 12:44:07AM   

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That really was an amateur hour production. Hopefully they can step their game up. They need to if they want to last.

Post #2   3/26/13 12:16:01PM   

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Kinda makes you appreciate what the UFC has gone through and in what they've overcome.

...and there's the other side where the burdens and hurdles are becoming so great that it's ridiculously difficult to succeed...

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You have to give them props, though. This is only WSOF's second event and they managed to survive a few scares and pull everything together at the last minute. Hopefully they will get the hang of it as time goes on.

Post #4   3/26/13 1:56:24PM