I think another problem is having it as a UK1 fight on TV, seriously outside of these forums and the hardcore, will anyone watching have a clue what UK1 actually is? I know they may not be up on all MMA rules but if they are tuning in to see cage fighting, they probably have some idea what it is, this will only muddy the waters more, not sure its a big issue but still, market it as MMA and then have a non MMA main event?
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I don't necessarily have a problem with UK1 rules, it's just like two fighters in MMA who stand for the full 15 minutes and bang, look at the fight with Piotr and Bahari on this forum, or look at the majority of Phil BAroni fights, I don't agree it should be the Main Event on live television.
I think if you take BAMMA's top star (Jack) or another and put up against the A) Minor Celebrity (Alex) you still bring in those extra viewers the choice above would of (granted they might not be gypsy fans, but they will be non-mma fans) *AND Jack gets a huuuuuge boost in popularity. This is the way BAMMA should go....I can't see Jude booking Alex/Tony. If you told me that match was happening A) you would instantly think UK1, because Giles has ZERO ground game and B) a UCMMA fight NOT a BAMMA fight.
Tony Giles in UCMMA is bad enough. Just no BAMMA
...and, FUCK UK1, it brings MMA (wether intentionally connected to it or not) down a few pegs, which is something the british scene could seriously do without.
Why not 8oz or 10oz gloves like normal K1? with the thumb strapped in so you can't poke eyes? UK-1 is daft!
the problem you have is in combat sports serious brain injuries can occur as a result from a double concussion, this is likely why brain injuries are more common in boxing due to both the size of the glove surface area and the standing 8 count. This is why MMA also has medical suspensions in santioned mma countries to stop fighters recieving multiple concussions in such a short space of time.
Its a matter of time before there is a serious accident in UK MMA, without a governing body things like Mike Persil, UK1 and Ultimate ball will always crop up.