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World Combat League

http://www.sportmartialarts.com/index.cfm?action=maslinc.show_article&articleid=411&topic=General

Chuck Norris is starting a league for fighters from several disciplines: full contact kickboxers, point and continuous fighters and tae kwon do fighters. There will be 16 teams, with 7 members on each team, who will have to fight against their corresponding opponent.

There are only 2 rounds, 3 minutes each.

I’m excited about this! Should be a hell of a battle each time any of the fighters steps in the ring.

What do you guys think?

I don’t know how exciting this is actually going to be since most’ve the better fighters will be in various other organizations and not participating. I think it’d be great if they used a royal rumble type format where there were 6 in the ring at once.

[quote]slimjim wrote:
I think it’d be great if they used a royal rumble type format where there were 6 in the ring at once.[/quote]

Oooh! I like that! Any investors?

it would just be interesting to watch it get started, and get a picture of what this will actually be like. The matchups look very interesting. What would a match between a kickboxer and a point fighter look like?
Seems like a good idea that Chuck Norris has.

I think we should just go back to gladatorial combat. We could use violent felons.

It would be cool.

I agree with Zap, fights to the death for our entertainment.

Less prison crowding, half the ticket sales could go to worthy causes . . . hmmmm . . .

[quote]StevenF wrote:
I agree with Zap, fights to the death for our entertainment. [/quote]

[quote]kligor wrote:
it would just be interesting to watch it get started, and get a picture of what this will actually be like. The matchups look very interesting. What would a match between a kickboxer and a point fighter look like?
Seems like a good idea that Chuck Norris has.[/quote]

My guess is awful. I can tell you how it well end. With the point fighter on the ground crying and the kickboxer looking rather shocked.

that’s my guess as well, but hoping for a surprise.

[quote]kligor wrote:
it would just be interesting to watch it get started, and get a picture of what this will actually be like. The matchups look very interesting. What would a match between a kickboxer and a point fighter look like?
Seems like a good idea that Chuck Norris has.[/quote]

i have a friend,ryan"the lion"madigan who is fighting for the los angeles team.
i’ve heard that the pace at which they want the fights to be fought,to keep the action up,is making the fights look like toughman fights.

[quote]NNNNate wrote:
Less prison crowding, half the ticket sales could go to worthy causes . . . hmmmm . . .

StevenF wrote:
I agree with Zap, fights to the death for our entertainment.
[/quote]

Heck, ticket sales could fund the prisons… lol.

Okay, that’s all I have to read I’m not interested. They should have included grappling. Of course then all the stand up guys would be lose…