There’s this organization out there called WAMMA which is … they do … uuh. Well let’s let the impartial robots at MMA Junkie tell you what they’re around for:
WAMMA formed in November of last year as MMA’s first sanctioning body with goals that include creating greater visibility for the sport and recognizing world champions in each weight class. The organization’s first order of business was assembling a group of journalists and bloggers to rank the best of the best in MMA.
We’ve never really been impressed by WAMMA, so we decided Fightlinker was going to start it’s own sanctioning body called AMMOMMA. And up until now we’ve probably been just as active if not more than WAMMA. But now WAMMA is actually doing ‘something’: they’ve announced that the Sylvia vs Fedor fight will be for the “undisputed world heavyweight championship.”
There’s good things and bad things about this:
GOOD: This won’t be a three round fight anymore, which lessens Sylvia’s chances of coasting to a boring win using his jab.
GOOD: This means there’s not going to be a retarded Affliction belt covered in fleur-de-lys and skulls wearing tophats.
BAD: They’re calling this the ‘undisputed world heavyweight championship’, which is wrong on so many levels. I can’t think of a more disputed heavyweight championship to win. Other promotions can get away with having belts because they signify the strongest fighters in their promotions. But winning the WAMMA championship, what the fuck does that mean? You’ve got a guy in Tim Sylvia who just lost to the UFC champion against Fedor, who hasn’t fought any meaningful competition in YEARS. I’d say there’s a whole bunch of dispute behind this undisputed championship belt.
Anyways, past mocking WAMMA and their stupid belt, at least this means we get a five round fight.