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

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    I should have just continued to watch professional wrestling then.

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    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.

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    KhorneliusPraxx
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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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