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Is this the YAMMA pit?

The YAMMA surface is still the best kept secret in MMA, but are the lame ass graphics in the background of the YAMMA advertisements the ‘cage’ that the fights will take place in? What other reason is there really to stick such an ugly looking thing in the background? Certainly has a ‘Thunderdome’ look to it though. And as you know, I’m ALL ABOUT Thunderdome.

Also announced for YAMMA are the two superfights: Oleg Taktarov vs Don Frye and Butterbean vs Gary Goodridge. YAMMA missed the point a bit of bringing back the old UFC stars – as in you need the guys that idiot non-fans remember and loved. Will Taktarov, Frye, and Goodridge be big enough to pull fans? I dunno, I guess it depends if YAMMA’s parters at Live!Nation are pushing this event like a motherfucker on mainstream radio and TV across the country. Which I doubt.

The tournament also isn’t looking too shabby, although how heavyweights are expected to keep shit exciting across an entire night is beyond me. 99% of heavyweight fights are terrible after 3 minutes, let alone 3 fights. But there’s some good names in there. I’m putting my money on Travis Wiuff, who has more wins on his record than all the rest of the guys in the tournament combined.

  • CagePotato says:

    I’m seeing a ring of steel bars, half-submerged in swamp-water.

    Eh, could be worse.

  • kentyman says:

    It’s not a pit unless the fighters are at a lower elevation than everyone else. If the floor of that “pit” sits in the same place as every other ring or cage, I’m gonna be unimpressed.

    Actually, either way I’m unimpressed.

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo says:

    Pathetic attempt to get attention. Good idea of running it in NJ though, not that many decent mma events in the North East

  • Trol says:

    Two men enter! One man leave!

  • Accomando says:

    Looks like a bird-cage.

  • adc says:

    I wouldn’t expect too much out of Travis Wiuff. He gathered his record fighting cans, just like Jason Reinhardt, or was it Steve Carell, I’m not sure.

  • RyuKyu Black says:

    Did anyone notice that is says “ROPE partners”????? Could rope or hardened rope be substituting the famous steel cage? It looks like it is metal, but that parntership name is curious

    Just a thought

  • patrickgamil says:

    the ramp is cool cause it’s still a dangerous place to be it’s just allows more fluid movemnet
    the kerr taktorov fight was cool – bigger kerr pushed taktarov on thw ramp for some GnP. tktarov had to defend well, but after escaping managed a kneebar after making it to the center – so it was cool.. the ramp kept the fight from stagnating yet allowed for either style to suceed…
    and this is just the first time – it’ll get really really interesting as it gets more familiar to the athletes