Posted On:12/19/2005 9:46am
I brought this up in another thread but have had few responses.
This subject probably deserves it's on thread anyway so...
Dark Overlord of the Bullshido Underworld
Posted On:12/19/2005 9:57am
Style: Taai Si Ji Kung Fu
Who cares? They're still entertaining.
Posted On:12/19/2005 10:20am
I should have just continued to watch professional wrestling then.
Posted On:12/19/2005 10:33am
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Why would you make a new thread, just to point to a thread that already has people responding to it?
I'll make one when I can find one I like.
Posted On:12/19/2005 11:00am
That thread was about a particular event...my question runs deeper than that.
I am questioning the sport in general. How much WWFesque bullshit is present in the real sport of MMA?
Posted On:12/19/2005 11:17am
Well, speaking for the local events (www.thecageinc.com) - no, not fixed.
Some showmanship, sure - one of the better fighters, posts here on occasion, been accused of a bit of that; another fighter makes sure to wait 2-3 minutes after his name's called before coming out. (But, to be fair, I knew of some high school wrestlers who would play to the crowd.)
And there's some trash talking, sometimes between fighters, on the online forum from above.
It is a show, with a few hundred screaming fans.
But the fights themselves are not fixed. I can say that from a small bit of personal experience.
and good morning to you too
Posted On:12/19/2005 11:37am
More than we know about, less than enough to be important. You'll see more questionable stuff when MMA makes near-boxing money. Who's going to get bribed or risk a career in MMA over a $5k fight?
But how'd you be able to tell if someone was throwing a fight or just unlucky enough to get caught in a triangle or something?
You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
BJJ Black Belt
Posted On:12/19/2005 11:52am
Style: Rex Kwon Do
No fight I've ever seen looks like a work. This includes live local shows going back to 1999 and many UFC's and Pride on the TV.
Posted On:12/19/2005 11:58am
People keep telling me that several Pride fights have been worked. Sakuraba vs Randleman keeps coming up, where Randleman apparently took a dive. Any truth to that?
DO NOT LISTEN TO ME
Posted On:12/19/2005 12:12pm
Style: Kickboxing/Sub. Grappling
Shannon Ritch vs Dan Severn is the most recent fixed MMA fight that comes to mind. Although both deny it, it looks pretty questionable.
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