Posted On:1/16/2006 10:01pm
Originally Posted by Namrepus221
Zuffa has successfully "pressured" another company in threatening a suit over something that they claimed to own "world wide exclusive rights" to.
Spike entertainment in japan produces the "Fire Pro" series of wrestling games and had a "Shoot Fight Cage Match" mode in several editions of the games. They were basically no holds bared Octagon cage matches.
Zuffa claimed that they owned the rights to the SHAPE of the Octagon (not the Octagon Cage, just the fact it was octagonal infringed on their copyrights) and demanded Spike change the mode or face legal action.
They ended up changing the mode to be in a 12 sided Dodecagon cage.
Those games are brilliant. Has a ton of thinly disguised famous prowrestlers and MMA fighters. (Bas Rutten is called Boss Docken, Don Frye's called Bone Cry etc.)
I think Zuffa might have had a better case there. I mean, just look at the logo in the middle of the FPW octagon. Blatant ripoff of early UFC logo.
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Posted On:1/16/2006 10:21pm
Style: Snatch Wrestling
Man, the UFC has caught the corporate gay.
Posted On:1/16/2006 10:27pm
Style: BJJ, Sambo
TNA's ring has 6 sides. Making it a Hexagon. An Octagon has 8 sides.
Simple high school geometry.
I don't watch TNA so never really bothered to count how many sides it has. In reading your post, those TNA commercials came to mind. My bad.
Posted On:1/16/2006 10:32pm
Before the UFC was created, there was no such thing as fighting championships. Long live Dana White.
Posted On:1/16/2006 11:05pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
What the ****? It's like Cola-Cola suing Pepsi-Cola or viceversa. Must be some sort of publicity stunt... or is the UCF planning on suing other smaller NHB orgs like AFC as well????
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