Posted On:6/30/2008 11:59pm
I was just noticing how mma has been steadily approaching the mainstream marketplace lately, given the pilot dedicated show. I mean, even the fact that the New York licensing debate is recieving so much attention these days is a clear sign if you ask me.
In any case, I think that there is major potentional to see past all the bullshit money-grubbing politics in the future. I know that once it becomes mainstream, there will be an inevitable merge into a professional dominant super league, but what will that mean?
Personally, I think that this is our chance as enthusiasts of the sport to predetermine an infrastructure for such a league so that we might have a chance to fight against the things that suck the essence out of what has become of other mainstream professional sports.
What are some rules and or guidelines that you would fight for to make part of this theoritical MLMMA (major league mixed martial arts)?
P.S- Thanks to Wolf for bringing the show to the boards.
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Posted On:7/01/2008 12:00am
I'll refer to the quote of myself at the bottom of your post.
Posted On:7/01/2008 12:02am
I could right a long post about the boom and bust cycles in the evolution of an industry, but I'll just say the UFC is the biggest and probably will be for a long time, but there will always be those little niche leagues out there too.
Posted On:7/01/2008 12:14am
So do you think that it will be like the WWF? I mean when ever another league gets too big they'll buy it out and absolve it's big name fighters? I know they did that with Pride, but will the notoriety of the sport itself ever turn the tide of the MMA giant?
Posted On:7/01/2008 12:19am
Sports seems to be one of the few industries where monopolies are allowed, so unless some other org comes along with a revolutionary business model (the IFL failed) or the UFC goes bankrupt and liquidates, I don't see it happening.
Posted On:7/01/2008 12:23am
I agree about the IFL. Making MMA a team sport seems to be more necessary for something like the Olympics. Speaking of which, any thoughts of that on the horizon?
Posted On:7/01/2008 12:29am
Uh-oh, I see another thread in the works...
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Posted On:7/01/2008 12:33am
Doubtfull the Olympics are on the horizon. But **** who knows, snowboarding got into them before skateboarding. Skateboarding has been around far far longer. Has a much deeper and more technical style and nothing. Look at vert skateboarding and vert snowboarding. Bullshit. Back on topic, no way that **** is getting into the Olympics in it's infantsy. Get that **** right out of your head brother.
Posted On:7/01/2008 4:03am
MMA in the Olympics would be badass, although i think thats a long way off yet.
Posted On:7/01/2008 5:44am
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There's a good chance UFC will swallow up the competition as it continues to expand, a la the way the old wwwf under Vince McMahon took over all the old wrestling promotions and made them into the WWF (I hate comparing MMA to pro wrestling, but it's the only similar circumstance I can think of).
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