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Arca MMA

  • joined Jul 09, 2010
  • last login Aug 23, 2014
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PEDs: The BElite Poll - What % of Current Active MALE UFC Fighters has (at least once in their life) used PEDs?

via www.gdcmma.com After the recent Tim Kennedy piece where he estimates 30% to Bocek's 90%, I was inspired to experiment with the "Wisdom of Crowds", but putting up a poll here. In theory,...

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Piglet Tribe of Savages: Chael Sonnen's "Racist" Comment

I read the Chael article some are referring to as the hit piece, and was too late to participate in the discussion but diving right in: some here assert that Chael's tweet mentioning Ed Soares'...

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Half-Round Scoring System - Would It Work?

My friend (let's call him J.K., because that's his name) suggested that rounds could be scored in two halves. I.e. using the current 10-pt-must, you award one score for the first 2.5 minutes of...

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Why Anderson Losing Was The Best Thing For The UFC

I'll keep this short and sweet. 1. Andy's getting old and may retire suddenly due to boredom, injury, or other. Weidman is a real talent, young, and has hopefully gained some draw, and can...

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MMA Industry Scenarios and Fighter Pay

Some may find the recent glut of fighter comments on pay rates to be exhausting, but I've been reading them, and the comment sections, with great interest. As a management consultant, I like to...

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MMA, UFC and Natural Monopoly

With SF's demise now confirmed, this would seem to be a good time to talk a bit about the UFC's virtual monopoly on the sport, and whether it's good or bad for the sport, or simply "Natural". --- ...

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UFC Strategy, Tactics and Execution

Hello BE - at the risk of being a bit dry compared to the witty satire I just read, I'm posting my views on some of the business issues facing the UFC. Dana has stated or inferred that the long...

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Consensus MMA Rankings - 10 Suggested Improvements

Preface: I love the "Consensus MMA Rankings" that are periodically released. The concept is great (while kind of obviously a good idea) and informative. That said, I'd like to start an open...

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Bloody Elbow - the BE Quote Thread

Near the upper right of the home (or any?) page is a quote, which currently reads: “Let me ask a question, let me make it A or B. A) Will Anderson Silva go as a duck for Halloween this year, or B)...

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"Dirty" Dan Henderson – Tainted for Life (Cagewall Cross-Post)

Hi All, A friend who wrote this article for cagewall.com asked if I could put it up here as a fanpost. I've included the full article here for your reading pleasure. The original is at: h...

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UFC's Sponsorship of Jon Jones - Does it Constitute a Bet?

A lot of commenters have called out the UFC for sponsoring Jones - claiming it is a form of bet on Jones. As someone who has spent several years consulting in the sponsorship industry, I'd like to...

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UFC: PPV Price vs Volume Analysis (Rough)

KJ Gould's recent post: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/3/26/2903059/ufc-piracy-illegal-streams-sopa-copyright-mma-editorial#storyjump ... and it's ensuing comments inspired me to do some rough...

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Arca's Caption Corner: Shogun vs Hendo, UFC 139

via desmond.yfrog.com "That was great.  Let's do this again sometime!" - "Are you fucking mental???" ------------------------------------------------- Here's a chance to make up something witty....

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Dare Fighting, Bangkok, 24 Sept 2011 - Review

Hi to all of you, the best MMA fans in the world! I've been a fan of MMA for years, since around UFC 5 but missed a lot in the middle years there due to a very busy work schedule.  Several years...

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If you really want to supercharge TUF...

I have a solution.  I don't know if someone has mentioned this idea before, so excuse me if it's a repeat. Leaving aside the issue of who coaches for the time being (although I like drama filled...

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Superfights - Almost Every Scenario Works Fine

I've been seeing a lot of debate about issues to do with the Silva-GSP superfight and other potential superfights.  I think really, there aren't too many worries.  Let's analyse it: 1) Should Silva...

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UFC should allow clips and do more with Youtube

Here's a short and sweet little diatribe from me.  The UFC really ought to allow, encourage, and promote itself by having actual historical fights on youtube.  It would get people into UFC, and...

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TUF 13 - Why, oh why, Welterweights?

Should have been Heavyweights!  I mean, there are SO many good reasons and opportunities. 1) Brock and JDS are both heavyweights.  Sure, techniques transcend weight classes but they would be best...

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The Madness of Rankings

I like to think of rankings as a necessary evil :)  Well, actually I don't think they're evil, I actually enjoy reading them.  I like knowing who's at the top of the tree, who's next and so on.  I...

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Is the UFC Cutting Too Hard?

Generally, I think the UFC is doing a great job getting the top fighters onto its roster - and thereby creating fricking great cards for us fans.  But recently, I think UFC's been cutting a too...

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Do We Really Need More Five Round Fights?

My conclusions: We don't NEED more 5 rounders.  But I think it would be beneficial to make main events and top contender fights 5 rounds. I've been seeing a lot of calls for more 5 round fights, as...

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Brock Lesnar and WWE

A few notes to begin: 1) I am not a Brock nuthugger, but I don't mind reading about him and watching him.  I consider him a true superstar in sport, media and entertainment 2) I am a Cain fan and...

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Merry Christmas and Props to the BE Community

Merry Christmas all!  I just wanted to congratulate BE and all the great fans who post here on a really great site that I read every day and heartily enjoy.  The intelligent discussions and...

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On the Pros and Cons of Fighter Unionism

A Fighter Union is a great idea from the point of view of the fighters, who are the talent engine of the UFC/MMA. - Provides collective negotiations and a single counterforce to the monolithic UFC....

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Beating off to a Dead Horse: Is ALL Publicity Good Publicity?

There's a popular extremism in marketing: "All publicity is good publicity". It's often true, particularly for unknown music acts or other events or entertainment offerings needing some exposure....

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The MMA Judging System Needs Only Minor Changes To Be Effective

I've been reading a lot about this issue lately and I believe the system is not working well today - however, only a few minor changes can ensure a fair system that the UFC and fans would be happy...

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