It will be a while before it happens, if ever, but I figure it could be fun to compose the teams representing various countries.
I’ll do the US for now. IMO the lineups for many other countries will be hard to determine b/c mainstream fans such as myself only know 1 or 2 of their fighters. Russia would be an example. They have the best MMArtist in the world at heavyweight, Fedor. They also have a top 5 hvwt in Kharitonov and another top hvwt in Aleksandr Emelianenko. Who else do they have that is not a heavyweight?
Team USA and alternates
HW: Randy Couture (Josh Barnett)
LHW: Chuck Liddell (Quinton Jackson)
MW: Dan Henderson (Rich Franklin)
WW: Matt Hughes (Karo Pariysan, assuming he doesn’t compete for Armenia, if so Serra or Diego Sanchez)
LW: BJ Penn (Sean Sherk)
Barnett-Couture and Liddell-Jackson are very close and could go either way. I pick Chuck b/c of his dominance over everyone not nicknamed Rampage. Barnett would prob. be the pick if they were to compete in a ring, where Randy couldn’t press up his opponent against a fence.
How about your picks?