Posted On:12/11/2003 3:54pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
I don't like K1 calling a fight with rules that restrict people to standing up, "MMA".
K1 is Kickboxing.
1% Shark is better than you.
Posted On:12/11/2003 4:25pm
Ok maybe it was more complicated than I thought but since Phrost made the mistake too let me clarify: MMA rules means MMA rules.
K-1 Premium Dynamite is what the new MMA stuff is currently being called that is what the New years fights are. Read this page from the K-1 official site to make it clear. Note the pictures of wrestling and submission moves. Those people are not standing up.
Decafinated white belt.
Posted On:12/11/2003 4:35pm
I thought K-1 did standup and Pride did MMA.
Wow, K-1 is doing to Pride, what NT did to OS/2
Katana, on 540 kicks: "Hang from a ceiling fan with both hands. Flail your feet out and ask people to walk into you as you hit their face."
Posted On:12/11/2003 4:36pm
Maybe Pride will continue to be the Linux of the fighting world...
Posted On:12/13/2003 10:34pm
k1 sometimes features MMA. this happened a while ago, but wasn't fujita vs crocrop #1 in K1 special match? and didn't cung le tap out maurice smith w/ a foot lock in a K1 special match?
Seeker of Truth
Posted On:12/14/2003 1:41am
Style: Five Animal Fighting
K-1 is MMA in the orginal sense of the term. K-1 is an organization in where competitors representing different martial arts get in the ring under a unfied set of rules and fight. The "K" in K-1 is meant to represent all stand-up arts (karate, kung-fu, kickboxing) and the "1" is "one ring, one set of rules". It doesn't really matter if they onlyb fight stand-up or not. Under this definition submission wrestling events that allow entrants from varying grappling arts such as BJJ, judo, sambo, and the like are also MMA.
Realizing that the term MMA has now come to represent the sport we see in Pride and the UFC, and even furrther a hybrid style of MT-BJJ-Amateur Wrestling that most of the fighters in those events have adopted, K-1 has tried to differenate itself from "MMA". And just like the very distinct styles found in the early UFC's evolved into the MMA hybrid, the various stand-up disciplines in K-1 merged and now everyone there basically fights the same way. It is a natrual result of finding how to win, under a unified set of rules. K-1 is now a organization, sport, and a style, just like MMA.
Posted On:12/14/2003 5:17pm
K1 has started putting on MMA events alongside it's stand up events.
The man they call FoM
Posted On:12/14/2003 5:38pm
It makes K1 a circus to do this sort of match up, but I can't really look down on them, since as a fan I'd love to see this fight....
The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
Posted On:12/14/2003 7:13pm
Mostly, I just sit here. Mostly.
Posted On:12/15/2003 2:59am
Genki Sudo is my hero.... If anyone can do it, it's him!
Though I'm not gonna be making any bets..... This could be real bad.
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