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  1. KhorneliusPraxx

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    12/19/2005 10:46am


     

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    Are MMA fights fixed!?!?!?!

    I brought this up in another thread but have had few responses.
    This subject probably deserves it's on thread anyway so...

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...46&postcount=5
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    12/19/2005 10:57am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Who cares? They're still entertaining.
  3. KhorneliusPraxx

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    12/19/2005 11:20am


     

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I should have just continued to watch professional wrestling then.
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    12/19/2005 11:33am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  5. KhorneliusPraxx

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    12/19/2005 12:00pm


     

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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?
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    12/19/2005 12:17pm

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    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.
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    12/19/2005 12:37pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
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    12/19/2005 12:52pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  9. Shawarma is online now

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    12/19/2005 12:58pm


     

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    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?
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    12/19/2005 1:12pm


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    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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