Thread: World Combat League
6/12/2007 3:57pm, #61
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death ThreatsOriginally Posted by WhiteShark
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- Cow Town
- MMA (Retired)
6/12/2007 4:15pm, #62
<<<<<<<< New avatar, befitting of my newfound WCL nuthuggery. *g*
They are specifically penalizing people for using strategy.
Boxing may restrict you to using your hands but last time I checked they are not forcing you to be a certain "type" of boxer.
Take a deep breath.
This what I encountered at point fighting tournaments.
From the looks right now (it is new) it looks like harder contact continuous point fighting.
Now before you jump to the I must defend my new show make one observation.
I haven't said anything negative, I offered an observation.
6/12/2007 4:18pm, #63They are CLEARLY designed to promote a crowd pleasing slugfest.
6/12/2007 4:19pm, #64
Matt have you had many International rules or Muay Thai style kickboxing matches?
6/12/2007 4:22pm, #65Originally Posted by Matt W.
I can see where you are coming from. I refuse to pass judgment until it grows. I hated UFC when it first started.
You know when they were trying to make those 45 minute hug matches something exciting.
I love it now.
6/12/2007 4:24pm, #66
Quit being a smart ass, WHite Shark. You know darn well the only competition experience I have is in wrestling and little enough of that.
All of this is just my layman's opinion, but that hardly disqualifies me from having an opinion. I am only a layman in this, adnmittedly, but I am also an educated fight fan and train too. And though I always give your opinion a certain weight because of your ring experience, it does not make you automatically correct in all your views.
6/12/2007 4:26pm, #67Originally Posted by Matt W.
Blasphemy. Ring fighters can't be wrong.
6/12/2007 4:33pm, #68
For the record, I think you can level all sorts of criticism at just about all the combat sports based on pros and cons of the rules and restrictions. (I've seen some K1 fights that were hella boring and, in my layman's opinion) exhibted some crappy striking.) Therefor I have trouble believing that, OMG the WCL is going to destroy good striking technique in the combat sports!!!!
6/12/2007 4:33pm, #69Originally Posted by It is Fake
I wasn't really trying to troll you, Matt. Ok I kinda was.
My biggest problem is that the WCL rules totally suck for ME! My personal experience and style has led me down a path that would get me penalized out fo the ring in the WCL. IT drives me nuts that Chuck Norris gets to decide that what I do is not fighting!
My clinchwork and sweeps are second only to my preference for counterpunching! DAMN YOU CHUCK NORRIS!
6/12/2007 4:49pm, #70
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As someone who has sat down and watched WCL from a fan's perspective.... I'm not impressed.
Honestly, from watching it. As someone mentioned and showed before, it's almost an amalgam of Full contact kickboxing and continuious point sparring.
I hate to say that with all of the promotion of this "league" it's exactly what it says it is. Crash style martial arts. Little to no strategy involved, simply "Go out there and just wail on each other as fast as possible for 3 minutes."