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.
Well, if the they allow Pro's to compete in the Olympics (boxing doesn't, but basketball and other sports do, so not sure which way that will go), we could see match-ups that otherwise wouldn't have come to fruition due to fighters being in different organizations.
For instance, Fedor would have been able to fight some UFC fighters while they were still in their prime, instead of after they got released from the company. And non-UFC fighters who do well on the big Olympic stage would have more bargaining power when they negotiate for a UFC contract, especially if they hold wins over top UFC talent.
All in all, I think it would do more good than harm.