Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #16
Flash Jab
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,171
vCash: 100
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by scurlaruntings View Post
Snap same here. Elbows on the ground encourage fights to end quickly on a cut. Standing is fine but on the mat i have no interest.
Totally. I would've loved to seen Jon Jones fight without the elbows, and Florian. They're just game ruiners for me.
Flash Jab is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-15-2011, 05:17 PM   #17
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

When has Jon Jones stopped a fight due to cuts?
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #18
james4210
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brighton UK
Posts: 461
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by scurlaruntings View Post
Meh... I want to see soccer kicks foot stomps knee's to a downed opponent like in PRIDE. Either that or old skool Vale Tudo.
Happy to oblige when can we meet?
james4210 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 05:38 PM   #19
scurlaruntings
ESB 2002 Club
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: By any means necessary
Posts: 17,818
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by james4210 View Post
Happy to oblige when can we meet?
On the 35th of Julember between Lexington and Parkway. If i don't get there in time start without me.
scurlaruntings is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 05:45 PM   #20
james4210
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brighton UK
Posts: 461
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by scurlaruntings View Post
On the 35th of Julember between Lexington and Parkway. If i don't get there in time start without me.
count me in this is my style
james4210 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 05:46 PM   #21
scurlaruntings
ESB 2002 Club
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: By any means necessary
Posts: 17,818
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by james4210 View Post
count me in this is my style
I suddenly don't want to fight anymore.....
scurlaruntings is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2011, 09:56 PM   #22
J_Roth
VRWC Hybrid Beaner
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Being superior to you is only the start
Posts: 1,496
vCash: 2000
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by scurlaruntings View Post
Meh... I want to see soccer kicks foot stomps knee's to a downed opponent like in PRIDE. Either that or old skool Vale Tudo.
I miss that shit severe.
J_Roth is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 06:06 AM   #23
yaca you
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,153
vCash: 75
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

This sucks I dont like gnp with elbows.


Goes to show that the zuffa takeover will have a huge impact on the way strikeforce is run. It has already begun.

the history of the purchase and takeover of the WEC will probably be a good indicator for what is in store for Strikeforce in the coming months/years.

From wiki:
In December 2006, Zuffa purchased the WEC. With the purchase, the WEC continued as a separate promotion with its own roster of fighters. Adams was retained after the purchase as the organization's matchmaker. Harris and Adams were named co-General Managers and were both active in the new WEC.[1] In 2008, Sean Shelby was named the new match-maker for the promotion by Zuffa.

Zuffa made several changes to the promotion after the purchase. It discontinued its pentagonal cage for a modified version of the UFC's octagonal cage. The championships of fighters who were contracted UFC fighters were vacated. The promotion moved to focus on lighter weight classes, abandoning their heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions and championships, and retaining their bantamweight and featherweight divisions—two divisions not then present in the UFC. After the purchase, several of the WEC events were held in Zuffa's hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, much like the UFC.

The WEC aired their events live on Versus, formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network, TSN in Canada, and on The Score, also in Canada. WEC's first live event was broadcast on June 3, 2007 on Versus from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The WEC announced that it would dissolve their light heavyweight and middleweight divisions after their December 3, 2008 event to further their concentration on lighter classes. Fighters from the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions started fighting in the UFC after the dissolution of their divisions. Also, on February 3, 2009, the WEC officially announced the creation of a 125 lb. flyweight division and the dissolution of its welterweight division (flyweight would have been the last division under the "Unified Rules of MMA" to be activated under Zuffa, excluding Super Heavyweight). Fighters from the welterweight division started fighting in the UFC after the dissolution of their division. The only weight class that still crossed over between the WEC and the UFC prior to the merger was the 155 lb lightweight division.

On January 8, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting announced that AMP Energy would be the official energy drink of WEC. Amp Energy also sponsored three of the WEC's top stars - featherweight Urijah Faber, featherweight Chad Mendes, and bantamweight Joseph Benavidez.

On April 24, 2010, the WEC held its only pay-per-view event, WEC 48, which featured two championship fights. The main event featured WEC Featherweight Champion José Aldo defending his title against former champion Urijah Faber.

On October 28, 2010, UFC President Dana White announced that the WEC would merge with the UFC.

It will probably be good for strikeforce short term when Zuffa wants to build reconition for many of strikforces stars, but in the long run zuffa WILL absorb Strikeforce entirely.
yaca you is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 08:04 AM   #24
J_Roth
VRWC Hybrid Beaner
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Being superior to you is only the start
Posts: 1,496
vCash: 2000
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Quote:
Originally Posted by yaca you View Post
This sucks I dont like gnp with elbows.


Goes to show that the zuffa takeover will have a huge impact on the way strikeforce is run. It has already begun.

the history of the purchase and takeover of the WEC will probably be a good indicator for what is in store for Strikeforce in the coming months/years.

From wiki:
In December 2006, Zuffa purchased the WEC. With the purchase, the WEC continued as a separate promotion with its own roster of fighters. Adams was retained after the purchase as the organization's matchmaker. Harris and Adams were named co-General Managers and were both active in the new WEC.[1] In 2008, Sean Shelby was named the new match-maker for the promotion by Zuffa.

Zuffa made several changes to the promotion after the purchase. It discontinued its pentagonal cage for a modified version of the UFC's octagonal cage. The championships of fighters who were contracted UFC fighters were vacated. The promotion moved to focus on lighter weight classes, abandoning their heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions and championships, and retaining their bantamweight and featherweight divisions—two divisions not then present in the UFC. After the purchase, several of the WEC events were held in Zuffa's hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, much like the UFC.

The WEC aired their events live on Versus, formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network, TSN in Canada, and on The Score, also in Canada. WEC's first live event was broadcast on June 3, 2007 on Versus from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The WEC announced that it would dissolve their light heavyweight and middleweight divisions after their December 3, 2008 event to further their concentration on lighter classes. Fighters from the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions started fighting in the UFC after the dissolution of their divisions. Also, on February 3, 2009, the WEC officially announced the creation of a 125 lb. flyweight division and the dissolution of its welterweight division (flyweight would have been the last division under the "Unified Rules of MMA" to be activated under Zuffa, excluding Super Heavyweight). Fighters from the welterweight division started fighting in the UFC after the dissolution of their division. The only weight class that still crossed over between the WEC and the UFC prior to the merger was the 155 lb lightweight division.

On January 8, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting announced that AMP Energy would be the official energy drink of WEC. Amp Energy also sponsored three of the WEC's top stars - featherweight Urijah Faber, featherweight Chad Mendes, and bantamweight Joseph Benavidez.

On April 24, 2010, the WEC held its only pay-per-view event, WEC 48, which featured two championship fights. The main event featured WEC Featherweight Champion José Aldo defending his title against former champion Urijah Faber.

On October 28, 2010, UFC President Dana White announced that the WEC would merge with the UFC.
It will probably be good for strikeforce short term when Zuffa wants to build reconition for many of strikforces stars, but in the long run zuffa WILL absorb Strikeforce entirely.
I imagine SF will be kept as the challengers show for up and coming UFC hope much like WEC was for the lower weights. In a few years it will be absorbed as well.
J_Roth is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 09:11 AM   #25
Will Cooling
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,589
vCash: 500
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

Or its kept as somewhere to park aging legends. I mean if you're looking for ratings on Showtime, having the likes of Matt Hughes, Rich Franklin or Tito Ortiz on your roster wouldn't hurt.
Will Cooling is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #26
demzor
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 566
vCash: 1363
Default Re: Unified rules effective immediately in SF!

How many fights have been stopped by cuts from elbows?
That is such a weak excuse to not have them in


If you want a good reason.. its to encourage people to posture up instead of mushing elbows in the face.
demzor is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013