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    How long before Rome's Colosseum returns?

    Those of you that were alive when the first UFC was held, tell me, was it televised? Was it on PPV? Was it accepted?

    I think the point I'm trying to make is obvious. How long before tournaments where killing and maiming are completely legal become socially acceptable forms of entertainment? How long before our families tune into the TV and we hear, "Welcome to ULTIMATE BATTLE PUGILISM: No ref, No rules, No mats, No pads. The only sport where steroids and methamphetamines are not only legal, but ENCOURAGED!"

    I'm going to take a guess at around 2060-2075.

    #2
    are some high school kid who just learned about Rome in history class or just a raging moron?

    btw, I would definitely watch Death Fights on PPV

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      #3
      I hope it happens a lot sooner than that! If people are stupid enough to do it, then I want to watch!

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      Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the fuck I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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        #4
        Oh there's no doubt in my mind people are stupid enough. Of course, battle probably won't be to the death. Just till one of the combatants can no longer fight,

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          #5
          Feh. When you can go to the death, it requires less skill. For example, there was this one ancient Greek pankrationist, a real pussy: instead of fighting like a man, he sharpened his fingernails and spear-handed his opponents in the stomach.

          What a wuss...

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            #6
            *cough*

            **The most miraculous power that can verifiably be attributed to "chi" is its ability to be all things to virtually all people, depending on what version of the superstition they are attempting to defend at any given moment.**
            Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the fuck I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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              #7
              ...Wow. That doesn't sound like a bad idea--er...

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                #8
                Considering 48 states wanted UFC banned I don't think that's very realistic.

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                  #9
                  Well, you have to give it a few decades...

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                    #10
                    Osiris:

                    Dude, I totally saw it in this book on MMA-- ever heard of Brawl? Yeah, I thought so. Anything that has to do with BJJ is real, so there.

                    I wonder if he beat his opponents that were GJJ (Greek jiu-jitsu) practitioners by spearing them in the stomach when they jumped to guard...

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                      #11
                      I realise your joking about 'to the death'.

                      But considering UFC was virtually destroyed, and the only way it could be saved was by adding a ton of rules for 'fighter safety', then I don't think we'll ever see anything more violent on mainstream TV.

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                        #12
                        Realize I am not talking 5 years from now. Or even 10. Or even 20! But eventually our society is going to become less sensitive towards violence. I dunno how long it will take, but I have no doubt that it will eventually happen...

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                          #13
                          Oh there's no doubt in my mind people are stupid enough. Of course, battle probably won't be to the death. Just till one of the combatants can no longer fight,

                          There's already Burmese Boxing, check this out:
                          http://www.geocities.com/vandeelen/Pukulan/burmese/

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                            #14
                            That's pretty brutal...

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                              #15
                              >Those of you that were alive when the first UFC was held, tell me, was it televised? Was it on PPV? Was it accepted?

                              I was there at the event. I was at both UFC I and II to be exact. At the time the only real interest was from harcore martial artists...people who trained a certain style and wanted to see how their representative did...friends of the fighters...and people who did "cage fighting" in bars and backrooms and wonder if the mainstream product would compare. For the 2 of you who might care I fall in the last category...plus I was a big fan of Ken Shamrock from my time in Japan and a not-so fan of Pat Smith who's ass I wanted to see beat. It was televised on PPV to moderate ratings. Enough to justify a few more shows at least.

                              >I think the point I'm trying to make is obvious. How long before tournaments where killing and maiming are completely legal become socially acceptable forms of entertainment?

                              Watch CNN sometime...the only difference is it's not billed as entertainment.

                              >How long before our families tune into the TV and we hear, "Welcome to ULTIMATE BATTLE PUGILISM: No ref, No rules, No mats, No pads.

                              That's actually pretty close to how the first 2 UFC's were billed.

                              >The only sport where steroids and methamphetamines are not only legal, but ENCOURAGED!"

                              Sounds kinda like how the UFC is portrayed today IM not so HO. Seriously tho'...MMA competitions, while gaining popularity are still not mainstream. Boxing is close to what MMA wants popularity wise but the geral puplic is not as knowledgabe about boxing as they are about other sports. With professional wrestling being as popluar as it is and has been, that tells me that american society as a whole prefers it's violence simulated and controlled.

                              jusy my $.05 (with inflation...we're in reccesion ya' know)

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