Posted On:12/17/2007 6:29pm
I like the IFL. I attended the first half of the Grand Prix and had a great time.
The IFL has some entertaining fighters, though the card-shuffling for the GP is kinda annoying. We'll find out soon whether they can hang on to Rothwell.
Posted On:12/17/2007 6:50pm
Style: San Da, Judo, BJJ
If the IFL gets big enough will it face the same fate as pride?
Posted On:12/18/2007 5:34am
Style: BJJ, Judo
I enjoy it quite a bit. I went to the Grand Prix in Chicago and it was a blast.
Posted On:12/18/2007 9:17am
Style: Muay Thai, BJJ, TKD
I watch it...but only if UFC, K1, WEC, and Pride reruns on FSN aren't on........and if I don't have any MMA DVD's handy...
For some reason, while there are some pretty good fights/fighters, I just can't get into it or excited about watching IFL...maybe the team thing and their other "filler" stuff annoys me a bit b/c it detracts from the actual fighting...
Posted On:12/18/2007 9:37am
I think the biggest problem so far has been live TV...it kind of sucks to watch while already knowing the results.
I was also becoming a huge fan of Jeremy Williams, two triangle chokes in a row (both are on youtube:
and i thought he was a star in the making before his suicide.
I got a chance to go to the New Jersey semifinals event and had a great time. Got to see one of the nastiest guillotine choke outs i've ever witnesses. The guys ear (Dave Phillips) litterally was right against his own nipple, absolutely sick.
I don't know if i'll be able to go to Mohegan Sun on the 29th, might just find a friend that gets HDNet and wants to order UFC...or just head out to a bar
Posted On:12/18/2007 9:44am
I watch it sometimes. The team thing doesn't help maintain my interest. I certainly like the fact that their fighters are salaried rather than purse-chasers.
Gnarly King of Half-Guard
Posted On:12/18/2007 1:30pm
Anyone else think Jamal Patterson is awesome?
"I feel naked I was so distracted by your penis"
Posted On:12/18/2007 2:38pm
Style: Ving Tsun
I didn't even know the guys were salaried, but it makes sense because they have a season, like other sports.
How do you guys think everything would work out if they used this point system:
5 points-- 1st round KO/Sub
4 points-- 2nd or 3rd round KO/Sub
2 points-- Unanimous Decision
1 point -- Split Decision
I can see that by having two 1st round wins vs. two 2/3rd round wins and a decision would lead to a tie. If you change 1st round wins to 6 points you'll get a tie with a 1st round and 2/3rd round wins vs. two 2/3 and a decision. Hmm...
Also, someone should write a letter and send it over to those guys.http://www.ifl.tv/Contact-Us.html
Posted On:12/18/2007 2:54pm
They have an open draft!
Originally Posted by IFL
18+ years old (Must bring proof of age)
Must have at least ONE professional fight previously
Must sign an injury and image release form
Must have own protective gear (head gear, mouth guard, cup, shorts)
DATES and LOCATIONS:
October 20th LA Boxing - Mamaroneck, NY
Address: 300 Waverly Ave Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Coaches Present: Renzo Gracie, Carlos Newton, Igor Zinoviev
October 27th LA Boxing - hosting at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield
Address: 1800 East Golf Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (20 minutes outside of Downtown Chicago)
Coaches Present: Pat Miletich, Maurice Smith
International Man of Pancakes
Posted On:12/18/2007 7:48pm
Style: Wu style tcc+bjj
I think the team aspect is good for the casual fan. They might not know the fighter, but they can recognise the team. Hopefully, it serves the purpose of sucking more people into viewing and understanding MMA.
The more educated fans are probably going to get more excited about individual fights. Still, look at all the TUF6 threads on Team Hughes vs. Team Serra.
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