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    who here thinks that MMA would be a nice addition to the Olympics and what do you think the chances are of this happening anytime soon.

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    no and it's not going to happen

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    I would not mind seeing it but they would have to beef up the gloves and probably have to wear headgear to get it in. I think like Boxing or Judo it is a legit form of athletic ability and skill. But I dont think it will happen for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    no and it's not going to happen
    i have to disagree with you. i think it will definitely happen and it is just a matter of time.

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    I've read that this is something that Dana is working very hard at, but I've got to agree with Ryou, and Ugly that it is definitely going to take a while, if ever for us to see this.
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    One reason I dont think it will happen for a long time is the brutality of the sport. Folks that watch the olympics dont realy want to see knockouts and blood. They watch for the purity of the sport and the skill of the athletes. I know the MMA athletes have all of that but I dont believe that the olympic crowd could get past the violence that accompanies the sport.

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    Not a chnace.
    It does not have a world-wide participation.
    Also an Olympic Gold will not mean as much as the championship belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    One reason I dont think it will happen for a long time is the brutality of the sport. Folks that watch the olympics dont realy want to see knockouts and blood. They watch for the purity of the sport and the skill of the athletes. I know the MMA athletes have all of that but I dont believe that the olympic crowd could get past the violence that accompanies the sport.
    Exactly. Even boxing is toned down for the Olympics.

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