VID Early UFC fight format

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RussfromNH

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An eight-man elimination tournament format, with the winner receiving $50,000. Fights had no weight classes, time-outs, or judges. The two rules, no biting or eye gouging, were to be enforced only by a $1,500 fine. The match only ended by submission, knockout, or the fighter's corner throwing in the towel. Gloves were allowed.

I know, no fighting commission would allow such a fight today

BUTT




Picking from the list of today’s MMA fighters who do you think would do well in this type of no weight class/elimination/no time limit format?

I think Robbie Lawler, Nick/Nate Diaz would give a show of a lifetime (prob wouldn’t win but would be great fan fights)

What fighters would you pick to fight this Anniversary UFC event?




I know, no fighting commission would allow such a fight today
 
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but it's a completely different strategy when there aren't time limits.
Lots of guys that we think have 'cardio for days' actually have a 5 minute tank that refills quickly.
 

sparkuri

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Good choices.
I'd definitely throw Mike Perry in there.
Just 8?
Gotta have a Karate guy;
Stephen Thompson coming in with a gi would be awesome.
You know Jorge Masvidal & Donald Cerrone would be down.
Jon Jones; wouldn't mind seeing him get smacked in the dick pills.
Paulo Costa because we need a Vitor.
Thiago Santos would be down.
Uberreem for sure.
 

RussfromNH

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but it's a completely different strategy when there aren't time limits.
Lots of guys that we think have 'cardio for days' actually have a 5 minute tank that refills quickly.

exactly, not many would be up to the task
 

RussfromNH

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Good choices.
I'd definitely throw Mike Perry in there.
Just 8?
Gotta have a Karate guy;
Stephen Thompson coming in with a gi would be awesome.
You know Jorge Masvidal & Donald Cerrone would be down.
Jon Jones; wouldn't mind seeing him get smacked in the dick pills.
Paulo Costa because we need a Vitor.
Thiago Santos would be down.
Uberreem for sure.

good call with Perry
 

ECC170

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cowboy would love this shit.
 

Nuk Soo Kow

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Khabib as well. I think guys who can keep a steady pace, don't usually take much damage and have great wrestling would be best in this format.
 
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Khabib as well. I think guys who can keep a steady pace, don't usually take much damage and have great wrestling would be best in this format.
there's also only one free Stand Up. So if a guy like Khabib or GSP puts you on your back, you better be able to survive without exhausting or taking a lot of damage.

Guys from the old school of Gracie JJ, like Brian Ortega, would excel in this format as well.
 

D241

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You know back in the day when UFC first came around, vale tudo/mma/cage fighting was extremely "taboo".

It had to be accepted over time and it took a lot of hurdles to be accepted to "mainstream" status.

Fast forward 25 years later, tmz shows brutal street fights on the regular. Society has been well adjusted to violence.


I say that, to say this-If someone with enough money to run a promotion wanted to, they could take the mma world by storm again and bringing it back to it's roots.

Imagine a no weight class 30 minute bout where if you don't win by finish, then you don't win it's a draw. This increases action and I'm unsure about having more than 1 fight in a night, but maybe 1 fight per month tournament format.

Headbutts, kicked to downed opponent, all allowed. This should be attainable.



Anyways, I'd have to go with a heavyweight to win in this hypothetical scenario, probably someone with a solid wrestling base like Cain or DC.