Originally Posted by H0SS
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.
That would be cool... but im sure guys like Dana and Rebney would have a problem with their guys, their "assets" fighting against guys they dont have and possibly diminishing their value....
If we actually saw the MMA that we know and love in the Olympics, that woudl be great... but it most likely look like boxing does... MMA can be a violent sport, I see them taking that into consideration.
obviously using a pro style system would be the best... imagine all the best fighters in there competing... but that is a very long shot, as close to impossible as you can get...
As much as I dont like Amateur MMA compared to Pro... that would be the best system... Have only Amateurs compete in it. Then it would actually hold some value for what it is, not to see who the best in the world is, but the best Amateur.