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    Preventing Corruption in the UFC?

    I have been wondering what Dana White and co do to prevent corruption in the ufc, or if they do anything at all.

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    Be specific please, what kind of corruption are you talking about?

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    Fixing matches, illegal gambling , ect... The kind of stuff that has plagued boxing over the years.

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    Well, it's not the responsibility of Dana and the UFC to prevent illegal gambling.
    I dunno what kind of anti-fightfixing measures are in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kintanon View Post
    Well, it's not the responsibility of Dana and the UFC to prevent illegal gambling.
    I dunno what kind of anti-fightfixing measures are in place.
    It's called if you lose nobody likes you, you get a tick mark off your record, and you get replaced by British nancy boys like Bisping. Seriously though, I'm not sure beside nobody wants to lose.

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    White, as the owner of UFC, would probably be the source of corruption, not its antidote.

    As far as fixing fights in general, the UFC has its fighters under contract and basically acts as the promoter for all of them. Losing records in general are a bad idea in such a circumstance, and it would be otherwise difficult to fix a fight unless UFC principals decide to do the fixing. Fixing makes more economic sense in a situation with multiple promoters working to hype some fighters over others in order to get title shots for titles owned by this or that sanctioning body.

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    'Fixing' an MMA bout would not be as easy as professional boxing....Its more about regulating the fight promoters and ensuring nothing shady takes place before the bout ala EliteXC Kimbo Slice vs Seth Petruzelli......

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    Quote Originally Posted by angry cheezit View Post
    Like how some people think M1 or pride was/is with the Russian mob...wich is most likely just a rumor

    Heres an interesting extract for you......


    Why match fixing and bribery scandals are bad for MMA

    By Zach Arnold

    "I spent three years of my life covering the yakuza scandal that engulfed the Japanese MMA industry. Remember Shukan Gendai’s negative campaign against PRIDE for allegedly having ties to the Japanese mafia? The scandal only brought down Japan’s largest MMA organization and the world’s second-largest MMA company. It also devastated the Japanese MMA scene."

    "MMA hardcore fans were very sad about PRIDE’s collapse. Yet, few people cared about the actual reasons as to why the league went belly-up. Organized crime? “Who cares — just give us the *%&%*@! proverbial crack cocaine known as good MMA fights. Who cares who is doing what backstage as long as I get to see the fights I want?”

    "That was the constant reaction I received while writing about the yakuza scandal. Nothing but venom from hardcore fans who supposedly care about the ‘purity’ of the sport."

    "You want to cut across the grain of this business and address the ‘purity’ of this sport? Let’s talk about the concept of match fixing and promoters possibly bribing a fighter to fight in a certain manner in order to alter the outcome of a fight."

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    This all reminds me of how Dana did his BEST to put Roy Nelson down after the fight and put Kimbo on a pedestal. Now I know I'll be seeing Furgie's beard in the octagon.
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    The Dog kid's mom is parked next to me in the parking lot. He runs up and asks me a question. "Hey dude, where did you learn that stuff?"

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    I give him the names of some BJJ schools in the area, and we go our separate ways.

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