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What if a fighter got the call from Dana saying...."Ok....you are scheduled to fight on Jan 1st at Las Vegas.....goodbye." That's it......nothing else other than your going to fight on this day at this location and you have no clue who your fighting against. And you only find out who your up against is during the weight ins before the fight. This means a fighter cannot specifically train for that fighter. It means you just need to train as an MMA all around fighter for ANY possibilities that may arise. Neither fighter gets the upper hand.......you just have to be the best well rounded fighter you possibly can be.

 

How much different do you think it would make in UFC if fighters had no idea who they were going to fight until that fight week? Would the champs now have been champs if that was the case?

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What if a fighter got the call from Dana saying...."Ok....you are scheduled to fight on Jan 1st at Las Vegas.....goodbye." That's it......nothing else other than your going to fight on this day at this location and you have no clue who your fighting against. And you only find out who your up against is during the weight ins before the fight. This means a fighter cannot specifically train for that fighter. It means you just need to train as an MMA all around fighter for ANY possibilities that may arise. Neither fighter gets the upper hand.......you just have to be the best well rounded fighter you possibly can be.

 

How much different do you think it would make in UFC if fighters had no idea who they were going to fight until that fight week? Would the champs now have been champs if that was the case?

 

I like the idea but problem is trying to keep it all quiet. Example; dana tells jds hes fighting on nye show so jds has to tell his camp and manager and sponsors so soon enough everyone knows jds is fighting. Assuming dana gives jds the same time as his opponent then the next call would be to say The Reem. Reem then tells the neccessary peolle then people then the majority of people in mma would know. Granted that no other heavies are picked you could easily find out who your fighting

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Not only you can't tell people what fights are on the card, for marketing and ticket sales, BUT you can't even tell people who is fighting on the card!

 

Reason being, if you tell the people which 10 fighters fight on the PPV, it will not be hard to deduce who is your opponent at all.

 

So people would be forced to buy a PPV without even knowing whose on it!

 

That aside, I like the idea of fighters not knowing who they have to fight next.

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Only way to do it would have entire card of the same weight division

 

but imho i wany GPs style

 

32 fighters fight to enter, spread it out over two events in two weeks. After the second event the top 16 line and pick numbers and there own slots on the brackets. Fueds get picked out early and still forces team mates to fight if they make it to each other

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Also how do you market that event?

 

"We have 10 fights but not who vs who"

 

Yeah that was my first thought reading OP's post.

 

UFC is so involved and count on marketing and or "building rivalries" for fights to increase interest.

 

It would totally throw a monkey wrench in the WWE model...uhh i mean build up for fights.

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LOL......OK....seeing that this was a question of Would it make a difference among fighters? Would the champs be champs now if they had no idea who they were fighting until fight week? Yes the marketing and sales would be a problem.....however....if it started out this way.....the "mystery" of the fight card could have people buying it regardless.....like opening presents, lol. But yes to keep it quiet would be impossible.

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