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proof of concept
Mar 6, 2005


It looks like the chain-link fence making up the oplot cage isn't coated in rubber like it is in the UFC and pretty much every other organization that uses a cage that I can remember. Has a fighter ever been sliced open by a burr?

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Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

proof of concept posted:

It looks like the chain-link fence making up the oplot cage isn't coated in rubber like it is in the UFC and pretty much every other organization that uses a cage that I can remember. Has a fighter ever been sliced open by a burr?

Not since Indy found and we started watching Oplot

david carmichael
Oct 28, 2011


how does oplot put on so many shows

Bushmeister
Nov 27, 2007
Son Of Northern Frostbitten Wintermoon

david carmichael posted:

how does oplot put on so many shows

malnourished slavic peasants

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

david carmichael posted:

how does oplot put on so many shows

They fight often, like once a week. Lots of other Euro fighters.

Todays card is an ammy card too.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


Oplot's fight roster is whoever could call in to work at the steel mill or Burger King that day.

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


today I saw a poster with prolific loser of fights Pawel Nastula advertising e cigarettes so that smokers can lose their fight also, and buy a toy in the process

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

So Beanfried asked me to write up a little thing about Oplot for the thread so I'll bite.



Oplot MMA Club

What the gently caress is Oplot?
So you guys remember Super Fight League? The poo poo-tier Indian promotion with the really stupid theme song, terrible fights that were so bad they became good by virtue of being funny and live YouTube shows every week? Well they're loving dead or doing pre-taped non-live shows or something which to MMA fans is pretty much the same thing. The good news is that Oplot MMA has risen to replace them as the p4p league of our hearts.

Oplot MMA is run by this guy Alexey Oleinik who has a loss to Chael Sonnen, an avenged loss to Jeff Monson, and has fought in YAMMA Pit Fights, KSW, M-1, and Bellator. He fights in his own promotion and other Russian cards nowadays. Well, he owns Oplot and runs it out of a nightclub called Club Oplot.

Why should I give a poo poo about Oplot?
Did you just wake up on a Friday or Saturday afternoon with nothing to do, a hangover and a hankering for cheap laughs and bloodsport?

Enter Oplot. Somehow despite running out of a night club and presumably being run by the mob these guys have a great streaming set up. They run shows on YouTube once or twice a week that are full of hilarious shadowboxing vignettes, fighters that seem to get like an hour of notice before their fights half the time, hilarious striking and grappling that's either entirely Sambo based or learned from the internet.

They have an AMAZING announcer named Cardo with a gravelly voice that has his own theme song (It's the Rocky theme), sings along to fighter walk out songs played by Club Oplot's resident DJ, DJ Antonio, and has surprisingly good English. DJ Antonio doesn't have a huge repertoire of songs he likes and there's no such thing as "licensing" or "copyrights" in Eastern Europe so he mostly plays that stupid loving Roy Jones Jr song, that one chanting song that every Russian Muslim walks out to, DMX's discography or Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise. He also plays victory themes every time someone wins which is either "Simply the Best" or "We are the Champions".

If you like ring girls, Oplot has those too provided by Ukraine's thriving sex and human trafficking industry. In the past, DJ Antonio would make regular intermissions where they'd either have raffles, children's poetry readings, a stripper dance break, or an arm-wrestling contest from people in the audience. The card with the children's poetry reading had multiple dance breaks.

How are the actual fights?
You remember the heavyweight classic of Soa Palelei versus ? If you don't, it's outlined here. Well that dashing, fedora-clad gangster is an Oplot product.

Oplot trains the fighters that fight for them, they hire local Russians, and right now they're in the process of running a 350,000$ tournament to find the best fighter in the USSR (They really seem hung up on the glory of the former Soviet Union, you can expect at least only vignette per show comparing Oplot to the rise of the USSR). When they run an amateur card, some of the guys that are fighting find out that they're fighting about an hour before the card starts. They once flew in what are seemingly the worst members of America Top Team and while none of them won, it proved that Ukrainians might be the only people more susceptible to wrestling than the Japanese.

In the summer's tournament one of the finalists learned how to do a kimura "on the internet". Basically it's SFL but with Eastern Europeans instead and instead of malnourished Sri Lankans, it's malnourished Dagestani guys. Usually hilarious. When they win, they get paid pretty well but celebrate with a victory beer (chugged in-ring), a victory tee-shirt, or by dancing a victory jig

Sounds "cool", how/when do I watch?
Follow this thread for the weekend b-league post and check in on Friday and Saturday mornings! We'll have links and me and Indy will likely be in #mma shooting the poo poo about it.

Yuriy fucked around with this message at Oct 18, 2013 around 23:07

Chrom1um
Dec 31, 2005
Come and join my doomsday cult!

OPLOT added to the OP (well, reserve post #1 anyway). Muchas gracias Yuriy.

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

Speaking of Oplot, we're live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2feOdhn1JKY

As always, #mma for discussion, or the youtube sidechat bar.

We even got a little thing for it on MiddleEasy

http://middleeasy.com/fighting/item...-pst-right-here

If you're missing Oplot, you missed this

Yuriy fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2013 around 20:33

individual865
Mar 26, 2007

Life on the outside ain't what it used to be.


College Slice

MORE BLEAGUE!


Sunday, Oct 20th

M1 Challenge 42 Heavyweight World Gran Prix Final
12pm EDT

Stream: http://en.glaz.tv/online-tv/rossiya-2 or http://kaban.tv/rossiya-2-online

Card: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter...-1-challenge-42

Street Horrrsing
Mar 24, 2010

Godwalker of The Grateful Prisoner


Hey, someone posted an article here about how WSOF contacts are structured. Apparently they might be difficult to leave from? Or they have automatic renewal clauses?

Does anyone know what I'm referring to?

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003


Fallen Rib

Has anyone got a record of Duncan's amazing post about why Imanari is the scariest man in MMA? I am trying to explain him to someone but it's already been said so wonderfully I would prefer to go to that.

proof of concept
Mar 6, 2005


Here ya go

OG KUSH BLUNTS
Jan 4, 2011



Tito v Rampage will be FOTY

Lerius
Mar 9, 2013


Oh god, why...

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


I met Mamed Khalidov at a cinema, and through a combination of sign language and bad Polish said thanks for the time he KO'd Santiago from his back, or was pretending to be a turtle who loves Hitler depending on your interpretation. He laughed and nodded. Further, he's much smaller than I expected and was dressed like a sailor for some reason.

OG KUSH BLUNTS
Jan 4, 2011



I wonder if rampage will make weight

willie_dee
Jun 21, 2010


Triticum Guzzler posted:

I met Mamed Khalidov at a cinema, and through a combination of sign language and bad Polish said thanks for the time he KO'd Santiago from his back, or was pretending to be a turtle who loves Hitler depending on your interpretation. He laughed and nodded. Further, he's much smaller than I expected and was dressed like a sailor for some reason.

What's he doing over here? Did you bring up James Thompson being allowed back to KSW?

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


I was over there, and I'm not sure I could have a sign language conversation about JT without taking him down, which would be rude

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Nap Ghost

OG KUSH BLUNTS posted:

I wonder if rampage will make weight

I thought they were fighting at HW.

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

One more for the highlight reel and one more for the bad guy.

Fun Shoe

Mr. Nice! posted:

I thought they were fighting at HW.

Statement still stands.

OG KUSH BLUNTS
Jan 4, 2011



Mr. Nice! posted:

I thought they were fighting at HW.

They're fighting at LHW.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


I'll donate $20 to UNICEF if they both make 205

willie_dee
Jun 21, 2010


There may or may not be a rumor going round that James Thompson will be fighting Sean McCorckle soon.

Opal
May 10, 2005

some by their splendor rival the colors of the painters, others the flame of burning sulphur or of fire quickened by oil.


MMA journalism at its finest

-Atom-
Sep 13, 2003

Contrarian Dick

Bad At Everything


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuCh_3okijk

This is a thing happening in my neck of the woods. If I can get free tickets I'm definitely going.

Dubstep, guns, women, and dude's fighting. What else do you want?

Dave Grool
Oct 21, 2008



Grimey Drawer

-Atom- posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuCh_3okijk

This is a thing happening in my neck of the woods. If I can get free tickets I'm definitely going.

Dubstep, guns, women, and dude's fighting. What else do you want?

There's a chicken ranch casino? Does Mike Van Arsdale know about this?

individual865
Mar 26, 2007

Life on the outside ain't what it used to be.


College Slice

B-League Update!

Friday, Oct. 25th

Pacific Extreme Combat 40- 10AM EDT - http://new.livestream.com/accounts/.../events/2444543

Card: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/20882-pxc-40

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship: Fight Night 9- 12:45PM EDT - prelims: Cage Warriors facebook page main: cagewarriors.mmajunkie.com

Card: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter...s-fight-night-9

Oplot: White Collar- 2PM EDT- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbbnG0aD1Lk
Amateur Oplot, lots of fun, last time, a breakdancer fought.

Bellator 105- 7PM EDT- see thread

RFA 10- 10PM EDT- AXS TV

Card: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/20640-rfa-10


Saturday, Oct 26th

Oplot Challenge 85- 2PM EDT- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMr33TjRK1s

Come troll Georgians in the YT chat with us, also Oplot appears to read and respond to comments. GOOD TIMES.

World Series of Fighting 6- 6PM EDT- Prelims: http://www.sherdog.com/events/WSOF-...n-vs-Carl-32283 Main: NBCSports

Card: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter...burkman-vs-carl


Sunday, Oct 27th

Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 13- 1:20PM EDT- http://en.glaz.tv/online-tv/rossiya-2

Card: http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter...le-of-moscow-13

Watch this, this org has AMAZING entrances, and we have Tim Sylvia vs Ruslan Magomedov in the main event. Laughs all around.

As always, join us in #mma for discussion.

individual865 fucked around with this message at Oct 25, 2013 around 16:06

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


goddamn Tim Sylvia(unblock me on twitter plz). I swear that guy only fights because he has nothing else to do with his life.

Sprecherscrow
Dec 20, 2009


coconono posted:

goddamn Tim Sylvia(unblock me on twitter plz). I swear that guy only fights because he has nothing else to do with his life.

I thought he was a cop?

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


Sprecherscrow posted:

I thought he was a cop?

With those knees? The guy can barely break a trot.

Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011

by zen death robot


Aleks had a fight earlier this week and apparently had a controversial loss:
http://www.fightersonlymag.com/cont...ng-63yr-old-man

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


Stiffing hookers is super bad juju Aleks.

fatherdog
Feb 16, 2005

by Lowtax


coconono posted:

Stiffing hookers is super bad juju Aleks.

So's not paying them.

-Atom-
Sep 13, 2003

Contrarian Dick

Bad At Everything


@ArielHelwani posted:

I received this press release from Maximum Fighting Championship today. This has to be the leader for the "weirdest press release of the year award."




MMA: The Grim Fairytale Part 1


By MMA Mother Goose MFC Staff


Once upon a time, in a sport created long, long ago, there was a certain amount of honour and hope, perpetuated by the classic good versus evil stories of beating the odds and the dark forces hell bent on forcing our protagonist heroes off their righteous paths.



It was a time of great potential. Sponsorship dollars were at an all-time high and the sport of mixed martial arts was poised to defeat the evil queen of combat sports, boxing, and take its rightful throne as the ruler of the land of fighting.



Then the bandwagon on its way to the victory parade began to pick up a ragtag band of stragglers and opportunists who would cause great strife in the land and attempt to rewrite the fairytale ending we should have been passing on to our children, and their children after them.



Jack and the Beanstalk



For the past three or four years the kingdom of MMA has been under siege. Dark forces have been at work commandeering the hard earned money of the people and allocating a small percentage of it back to the knights of the Octagon who give their blood, sweat and tears to entertain the masses. Realizing that the formula was working to fill the coffers of the King with gold, conmen and petty thieves began promoting their own schemes.



One popular technique was to sell fighters a promise of great wealth and celebrity. We’ll call this the Jack and the Beanstalk effect. Fighters bought into this and began signing their lives away in exchange for a handful of beans. Sure, with a certain amount of hard labour and care and nurturing they could potentially grow the seeds of their careers into bigger and better opportunities, but they would be the ones doing all of the work, selling tickets and promoting their fights for little reward. The beans would often yield little more than hope and would often never sprout into anything at all.



The Promoter Who Cried Wolf



These same conmen who began sprouting up around the kingdom and then far away kingdoms began telling everyone who would listen – fighters, fans, managers, the media – that they were the next great ruler of the land and that when they became king they would share the riches they acquired with the people.



Time and time again the events never happened, the popular fighters never signed with them, and they never took over from the true Kings who were ruling the land. Eventually people stopped listening and the promoters fell victim to their own grandiose promises and started believing their own hype. The townspeople stopped listening and forgot about the attention-seeking boys who cried wolf, but the wolves will never forget and will eventually get them.



Little Red Riding Hood



Around the time the fraudsters got involved to make a quick buck, sponsors saw an opportunity to get something for next to nothing by befriending unsuspecting fighters and telling them they should share their picnic baskets with them, instead of their loved ones. Offers from these wolves became less and less attractive – often consisting of product or a nominal financial amount of money. Some saw through the scam and refused to allow it to cost them their dignity and took a stand against the wolves claiming to be friends.



Some companies with honourable intentions – both promotions and sponsors -- saw that there was a problem and employed huntsmen to keep the wolves on the outskirts of town and ensure fighters could take care of their families without being taken advantage of, but unbeknownst to them, they had hired disguised wolves who were out for their own portion of the picnic basket. These well disguised predators would use their positions within the companies they worked for to get their hands in the pie and ensure their own were taken care of, all at the cost of fighters who they were supposed to be helping.


A Cinderella Ending


As with every good story there is a happy ending to this tale. For all of the dishonest and evil stepsisters in the sport who are more interested in lining their own pockets and taking credit for the success of their events at the expense of hardworking fighters, there are some whose primary goal is to give them a night at the ball where they can shine and take what is rightfully theirs. Although they are profitable and are often not given their due props, these honest companies don’t fool themselves into thinking they can take advantage of fighters and expect to survive more than a few years. Instead, they get their athletes to the ball and provide them with the glass slippers to potentially become royalty in this sport filled with jesters.


The pumpkin coach full of glass slippers rolls back into the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on January 17 at MFC 39. Make sure you don’t miss the ball.



@DanaWhite posted:

LMFAO WOW!!!! Fuckin weirdos

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Did MFC ever make good on its threat to kill its LW division for reasons that only made sense to their crazy owner?

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


MFC brought to you by Ketamax, the finest Ketamine this side of a Thailand whorehouse.

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

This starts at 10 AM EST, link in Indy's schedule above.

http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/20882-pxc-40

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Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

One more for the highlight reel and one more for the bad guy.

Fun Shoe

coconono posted:

Stiffing hookers is super bad juju Aleks.

He needs to go wear a Cosby sweater and play with a goose.

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