Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage
Why do people want MMA in the Olympics?
what purpose would it serve?
im all for anything that gives MMA exposure... but the best MMA fighters are going to fight pro. It would defeat the purpose.
Pros already compete at the Olympics anyways (basketball and hockey) most likely that would extend to MMA if it were to be an Olympic sport. That said MMA and the Olympics don't work well together to many chances for a fighter to win a fight but come out injured and unable to move on to the next round or under perform because of it. You wouldn't get a good representation of who is the best.
As for wrestling not being in the Olympics it's a really odd chance given it's background an relation to them. I don't think it will have a huge effect how it develops in the States though. You will still see kids competing in it from an early age and the mentality will still be fostered to compete and train.