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  1. Literati is offline

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    What SERVICE is missing from MMA?

    Basically, what service do you think is missing from MMA?

    Do you have trouble finding a place with just instructional dvds?

    Need an online store that carries every major quality brand as opposed to being limited to certain brands etc.?

    Is there something lacking at shows?

    Can't find all the event dvds you're looking for in one place?

    I'm in a position to design a company on whatever I want.

    Sure I can put together anything I can think of, porn? Hey that's an easy million. Import cheap electronics from China? Sure I could do it. But that's all ehhhh

    I'd honestly and sincerely like to design an MMA related company. If I don't put it to work, I will put everything I've put together, basically a whole business structure, online.

    I have the resources to do so and the means, the time and everything else. I just need a good idea.

    I have my own that might work, but logic dictates I hear what the community wants and provide that service.

    Sure I can do what I want to do and what I think will keep me afloat, but that's no fun. I'd rather design a business to provide and promote a service for MMA that everybody wants instead of get funding to put up a Quiznos.

    So if you've got an idea that might be worth developing let me know and I will do it.
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    More cowbell!
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    One night tournaments, more prominent athletes, and "Traditional" martial artists.
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    I agree with Phrost
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    Wow that's a pretty exciting prospect Literati. I hope it all works out for you.

    In terms of answering your question however I agree with Phrost in that we need more traditional Martial artists. I think the idea of one night tournaments would be great too in addition to the single matches and long term tournaments that go on. One of the big problems with MMA is that they most of the athletes are almost phobic of traditional martial arts even the stuff that works. The defensive and traditional joint locking skills of some traditional martial arts would be very beneficial in MMA I believe.

    I think the UFC is taking a step in the right direction at the popularization of the sport. At the same time though Dana White seems to be running on only a few cylanders at times and has made huge mistakes in terms of his athletes. Which is why most of the premier fighters are in Pride such as Arona, Shogun, Silva, Nog (both of them), and Fedor. I suppose one can say it's primarily because of the larger popularity of Pride in Japan and the substantially larger purse that Pride doles out of course. MMA in general needs to make more of an effort to have a unified governing body, like boxing, that all the fighters can compete under so we can see fights like Arlovski vs. Fedor and Liddell/Couture vs Silva. Lastly I think a major problem is with inconsistent rule sets. Pride, UFC, and KOTC all have different rule sets as far as I know. Yet another reason for a governing body that individual promotions can work under. Personally I think Elbows to the head need to be used in Pride, and knees & kicks to downed opponents need to be used in the UFC.

    In addition I think it would be great to be able to find a place that has all our supplement needs, with the highest quality merchandise, at a low cost. One of the things that sometimes can keep an athlete down is the insane price of supplements (Glutamine, Creatine, Protein etc.) and in order to compete at a high level it is almost requisite that you take these supplements if you want to be as well conditioned as the competition.

    Well there's my mini rant hope that helps.
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    I'm going to say intelligent fans are missing from MMA. Yes, everybody enjoys a good slug fest, but as soon as they go to the ground, it does get boring. And it's especially boring if you know nothing about ground work. But because the average viewer doesn't like to see a fight go to the ground, Dana White has fired almost every contender that has gone to the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daigoro
    More cowbell!
    hah!

    There isn't a thing on this planet that doesn't need more cowbell!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    One night tournaments, more prominent athletes, and "Traditional" martial artists.
    One night tourneys sounds great.

    What exactly do you mean by more prominent athletes? More appearances in a broader scope? Such as Shogun on the Tonight Show?

    Quote Originally Posted by Loredon
    Wow that's a pretty exciting prospect Literati. I hope it all works out for you.

    In terms of answering your question however I agree with Phrost in that we need more traditional Martial artists. I think the idea of one night tournaments would be great too in addition to the single matches and long term tournaments that go on. One of the big problems with MMA is that they most of the athletes are almost phobic of traditional martial arts even the stuff that works. The defensive and traditional joint locking skills of some traditional martial arts would be very beneficial in MMA I believe.

    I think the UFC is taking a step in the right direction at the popularization of the sport. At the same time though Dana White seems to be running on only a few cylanders at times and has made huge mistakes in terms of his athletes. Which is why most of the premier fighters are in Pride such as Arona, Shogun, Silva, Nog (both of them), and Fedor. I suppose one can say it's primarily because of the larger popularity of Pride in Japan and the substantially larger purse that Pride doles out of course. MMA in general needs to make more of an effort to have a unified governing body, like boxing, that all the fighters can compete under so we can see fights like Arlovski vs. Fedor and Liddell/Couture vs Silva. Lastly I think a major problem is with inconsistent rule sets. Pride, UFC, and KOTC all have different rule sets as far as I know. Yet another reason for a governing body that individual promotions can work under. Personally I think Elbows to the head need to be used in Pride, and knees & kicks to downed opponents need to be used in the UFC.

    In addition I think it would be great to be able to find a place that has all our supplement needs, with the highest quality merchandise, at a low cost. One of the things that sometimes can keep an athlete down is the insane price of supplements (Glutamine, Creatine, Protein etc.) and in order to compete at a high level it is almost requisite that you take these supplements if you want to be as well conditioned as the competition.

    Well there's my mini rant hope that helps.
    This is exactly the type of response I'm looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgar
    I'm going to say intelligent fans are missing from MMA. Yes, everybody enjoys a good slug fest, but as soon as they go to the ground, it does get boring. And it's especially boring if you know nothing about ground work. But because the average viewer doesn't like to see a fight go to the ground, Dana White has fired almost every contender that has gone to the ground.
    Although I agree, I'm not so sure I can do anything about this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loredon
    Lastly I think a major problem is with inconsistent rule sets. Pride, UFC, and KOTC all have different rule sets as far as I know. Yet another reason for a governing body that individual promotions can work under. Personally I think Elbows to the head need to be used in Pride, and knees & kicks to downed opponents need to be used in the UFC.
    How do you feel about ring vs. cage? That is THE major difference IMO.



    Literati, an interesting area is getting the states to sanction MMA and Muay Thai and forming governing bodies, like the NSAC. I have heard california has big problems in this area with their recent intro to MMA, e.g. the ADCC flap. I dont know how this applies to business tho. Maybe you can become a lobbyist?



    And lastly, dont give up on the more cowbell thing! At least try to get Christopher Walken!
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    I'd like to see more fulltime proMMA fighters fighting high level dans in TMA's.
    But that might be just me, I'm a sadist.
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