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    Now hopefully the MMA industry can get their **** together and avoid becoming a joke like pro-wrestling. I'm not saying the two sports are similar in any way but the recent debacle on national TV hurt all MMA organizations, not just EliteXC.

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    huge news

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    Re: topps just did something very smart with the UFC

    Quote Originally Posted by trevordchi
    Now hopefully the MMA industry can get their shat together and avoid becoming a joke like pro-wrestling. I'm not saying the two sports are similar in any way but the recent debacle on national TV hurt all MMA organizations, not just EliteXC.
    THis ought to be good.
    How so?
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    I cant wait for MMA cards

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    Hopefully they include Gina Carano. She isnt on the preliminary checklist for the UD MMA cards set to release next week. Hoping she is a late addition.


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    Re: topps just did something very smart with the UFC

    you would think with all the MMA fans on this site, the MMA forum would get more love.
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    Re: topps just did something very smart with the UFC

    Quote Originally Posted by trevordchi
    Now hopefully the MMA industry can get their shat together and avoid becoming a joke like pro-wrestling. I'm not saying the two sports are similar in any way but the recent debacle on national TV hurt all MMA organizations, not just EliteXC.
    I'd have to disagree to an extent. Yes, casual fans that were just tuning in to see Kimbo may not come back, but if they weren't gonna watch MMA without Kimbo after his previous fights, it really doesn't matter much in the long run.

    However, I believe in an odd way it might have been good for the sport for him to be knocked out so quickly. Some casual fans watching for Kimbo might say to themselves "I thought Kimbo was a complete bad-ass and could take anyone, but he was dropped in 14 seconds by an relatively unknown. I wonder how tough some of these guys are." Although, I can't speak for a casual fan because I've ordered UFC PPV's and watched them at Hooters on occasion.
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    Re: topps just did something very smart with the UFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Russ S.
    Quote Originally Posted by trevordchi
    Now hopefully the MMA industry can get their shat together and avoid becoming a joke like pro-wrestling. I'm not saying the two sports are similar in any way but the recent debacle on national TV hurt all MMA organizations, not just EliteXC.
    THis ought to be good.
    How so?

    +10000

    Only people who would assume ufc was hurt by this are people who dont have a clue about mma. Dana White has been making fun of Kimbo since day one saying he is a circus, how that would hurt the UFC is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgilmo
    you would think with all the MMA fans on this site, the MMA forum would get more love.

    Well, I know that myself, Sam, Ty, HPC, Russ and peaceandlove are usually over there...

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    i cant wait to see those cards. should be great. i wonder if WEC will be included in this set or if it will just be UFC.
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    GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAT!!

    Now I can buy box after box after box and barely pull any autos!!!

    YAY!!


    Here's to 9 million 'Octagon Worn Shorts' cards of some douche that doesn't even deserve to be in the set probably!!!!

    I can't wait!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefycheddar
    huge news

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    Quote Originally Posted by P_Manning 18
    Hopefully they include Gina Carano. She isnt on the preliminary checklist for the UD MMA cards set to release next week. Hoping she is a late addition.

    She isn't in the UFC.

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    Re: topps just did something very smart with the UFC

    Quote Originally Posted by nyc3
    Quote Originally Posted by Russ S.
    Quote Originally Posted by trevordchi
    Now hopefully the MMA industry can get their shat together and avoid becoming a joke like pro-wrestling. I'm not saying the two sports are similar in any way but the recent debacle on national TV hurt all MMA organizations, not just EliteXC.
    THis ought to be good.
    How so?
    +10000

    Only people who would assume ufc was hurt by this are people who dont have a clue about mma. Dana White has been making fun of Kimbo since day one saying he is a circus, how that would hurt the UFC is beyond me.
    I doubt the casual MMA fan (which I imagine right now comprises the bulk of MMA fans; people who watch on occasion but don't follow religiously) really knows much about the distinction between the different "leagues" of MMA and will really discern. I think any hit to any MMA segment is a hit to all of them. Throw in the fact that MMA is rarely nationally televised and I think it can't be positive. JMO.

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