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I would personally prefer not to see MMA do something like that. It seems too theatrical. I think there is a line between entertaining and theatrical entertainment. Obviously there are a lot of people that don't want MMA to become professional wrestling, and that might take it a bit too close for comfort.
Oh I wanted to add how much I really enjoyed the first UFC events formats. For their time they seemed brutal especially when someone had a huge weight advantage and or a fighter that had fought a couple times already that day had to fight someone who had not.
It was grueling , but also made me want to watch the next Event that much more becuase there was just nothing at the time anything close to being similiar to it that was on t.v.
So now it seems that most of the events have fallen into a stagnant format where there are 3 rounds and a judging panel. It can be argued that they created the current format for matches and current weight divisions for a more balanced and fair situation for the participating fighters.
With the emergence of a new MMA fighters League (World Fighting Alliance)
It would be interesting if one of the Event Holders tried messing around with the format a bit. Maybe a MMA Tough man competition PPV event
Or old school anyone from the audience want to take a shot at me Come and hop in the ring sorta thing. If there is any organization that could spark a new way of thinking that would be competitive as well as entertaining to Fans who have grown tired of boring lackluster fights I would guess it would be UFC but I think They are too afraid of changing it up a bit becuase one of their biggest crowd drawing atheletes could get his ass handed to him by a Nobody Discredit their organization as a whole and upset their cash flow.
Gracie was a nobody his style was unorthadoxed as heck and it was the first time we as viewers new to the sport had seen anything the likes of him and with the format he had to climb up through it was just fascinating to witness and the sport has yet to capture anything close to that excitement in a long long time.
I think the discussion for changing the formats for Mixed Martial Arts should be viewed with an open mind much like learning a new technique. You'll never learn anything new if you dont try to learn something new.
Well from my understanding tag team matches work when one fighter "tags" they trade places as being the active combatant. In the format I was throwing out there there would be no such choice. The match would be just like they are now but if the bell rings the fighters that were fighting could rest quite a bit while another match took place , but there would definitely be no "Tagging" to get yourself out of the match.
Originally Posted by killerinstinct
I like mma the way it is.Leave the tag team battle royal shit to wrestling.
Ditto... although MMA Hell in a Cell sounds fun!
I don't think it would work.
You guys didn't have to be so mean to the guy.
You guys don't have to be dicks to him. I have never seen a tag team mma match but i've read on another forum that there has been them.
no dude, dont fix whats not broken.
Originally Posted by peplove
Has there ever been a match or contest where the match consisted of four total combatants and they alternated between them when the round ended.
For instance let's say in a six round match and #1 vs #2 go first round if nobody is knocked out or submitted and it goes to a 2nd round they wait for #3 and #4 to have their 1st round they could they sit outside the ring, and strategize recompose themselves and get ready for their round 2 while the #3 and #4 finish up their first round.
Imagine the non-stop action and with the longer periods of rest the fighters would be fresher and be able to get out the best of their abilities all the while the crowd/viewers are still entertained and entering their wagers.
What brought this idea up was being in the casino in the sports book during a NFL football game and when the game was well under way lots of people would go bet on the game being viewed during commercial breaks , and especially during halftime people would flood to the counter to place wagers for the 2nd half.
If a big fight had more time between the next round it could make betting on a already in progress match possible as well as give a exposed hurt fighter time to recoup his energy or injury and have a better chance at turning the tide of the fight.
I dont know really would be great to see one of the MMA fight associations try out some new fight formats , what do you guys think ?
This is quite possibly the dumbest idea in the history of dumb ideas. The worst part is you put so much effort into it.
This is so stuiped im not even going to explain how gay it really is.