A Little Fantasy..,MMA ???

Mike DAnalyst IFebruary 18, 2009

There are many different formats of Fantasy sports that rely upon statistics and results. These "vices" are designed to give yourself a true desire to watch a Monday Night Football game from the first second until the last, focusing on how many Field Goals and Extra Points the Dallas Cowboys kicker nails.

Before this global billion dollar industry existed, there was no shame in not knowing who the starting point guard for the Sacramento Kings was.

This is not the true meaning of "fantasy" sporting. It is merely the glorification of meaningless Free-Throws, Innings Pitched, and Rushing / Receiving Yards.

It is a compilation of worthless statistics created to generate revenue and to give Bill from Billerica a reason to stay up for that all-important Sunday night Buccaneers-49ers game.

I have spent countless hours trying to devise a formula for the "perfect" fantasy MMA league.

Due to scheduling inconsistencies, fighter injuries, and Joe Silva's insistance on creating terrible cards, there is no perfect statistical blue-print for an enjoyable, fair league.

This causes me to delve into the true meaning of the word, Fantasy. I present four categories of skill-sets and ask that you create your perfect "Fantasy Fighter."

The only guideline is the universally recognized weights of the smallest MMA fighter (125) and the largest (265).

Take the arithmetic mean of the two and you pack all four of these categories into one bad-ass 185-pound fighter. Please choose one from each category and feel free to include any omissions from any of the four.

JIU-JITSU

Antonio Nogueira, BJ Penn, Frank Mir, Gabriel Gonzaga, Dustin Hazelett, Demian Maia

WRESTLING

Rashad Evans, Urijah Faber, Georges St. Pierre, Randy Couture, Dan Henderson

STAND-UP STRIKING

Quinton Jackson, Anderson Silva, Mike Swick, Chuck Liddell, Miguel Torres, Wanderlei Silva

GROUND AND POUND

Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck, Brock Lesnar, Diego Sanchez

All skills translate into a 185-pound fighter, therefore each category should be chosen upon talent disregarding size.

Which combo would your money be on ?

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