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Discussion in 'Fantasy Matchup Discussion' started by PulsingJones, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. PulsingJones Green Belt

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    ... Would the roster be dominated by Americans, as it's now?

    A friend of mine thinks the reason Americans are dominating the roster is because they are the best in MMA, best gyms, best trainers, etc...

    But is it not because the UFC is an American company that found it's popularity in the US?

    If the UFC was, say, a Japanese company with the same level of it's current popularity, then I bet the majority of fighters would be Japanese, and Americans would be a minority

    TL;DR: American dominance in MMA is due to UFC's popularity as entertainment, not that Americans are inherently superior fighters/have the best infastructure
     
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  2. Get To Da Choppa Brown Belt

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    Yeah it was called Pride, and it had majority Japanese fighters/cans. Because of that pride gave us glorious fights of Wanderlei Silva massacring Japanese professional wrestlers
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  3. kflo Titanium Belt

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    sounds like your question is are there elite japanese fighters in other orgs that would be contending for titles in the ufc if the ufc signed them. horiguchi for one......
     
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    it was called sakuraba, gomi, gono........:)
     
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    I think the Idea here would be that because it is more lucrative and easier to get into the organization we would see a rise of talents because more people would train=bigger talentpool but what makes me skeptic about this is the difference in population numbers if we compare the USA and Japan
     
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    PRIDE was in Japan and completely dominated by foreigners

    There isn't a county that dominates MMA
     
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    Its not really dominated by americans anymore
     
  8. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    Are there any American champions right now? I wouldn't say UFC/MMA is dominated by Americans.
     
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    Pride was. But it was completely overrated, look at what happened when Cro Cop, Wanderlei came to the UFC. Fedor sucks in the USA. The Referee wears an earpiece
     
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  10. PulsingJones Green Belt

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    In terms of the entire roster, yes it is

    Champions/Contenders is another story
     
  11. Paolo Delutis Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Why does it matter....no1 country controls MMA...

    It would only make logistical sense that more fighters from.america would fight in america then abroad cuz traveling aint cheap...but it doesnt mean more is better or dominant...just means more of them...

    MMA is an international sport
     
  12. PulsingJones Green Belt

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    What about UFC vets who got wrecked in ONE
     
  13. Goat St Pierre Blue Belt

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    Yup Vets. They're past their prime and only come for the money. Pride fighters came in their prime and were destroyed
     
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    The earpiece thing is funny.
     
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  17. PulsingJones Green Belt

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    I wouldn't say Alvares was anymore out of prime than CroCop when he joined the UFC
     
  18. Goat St Pierre Blue Belt

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    Alvarez got pretty lucky to win the belt, i mean look at his UFC Record. Rda also beats him 9/10
     
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    Other than Eddie who do you mean? Vera is the HW champion at more than ten years past his prime, Johnson is undefeated there, Lineker is undefeated there.
     
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    There's only one american champion
     

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