IFL In Need Of Change

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In a recent article on MMAMadness, Rami Genauer offers a unique perspective on the whole IFL team system and its upcoming Grand Prix fighter tournament. The article gives the good and bad of the current system and how it can be improved. I am a big fan of the IFL, not for the team aspect, but because the IFL has some badass fighters. I have been watching IFL battleground since its inception, but I still don’t know many of the teams. I’m hoping the IFL scraps the team concept and just goes to a traditional fighter vs. fighter model. What ever the IFL has to do, they sure have some talented fighters.

Let’s start with the good news. The IFL recently announced the lineups for its first ever World Grand Prix tournament. Four fighters in each of the five weight classes will battle it out for the championship belt, which will be defended throughout the 2008 season. Even a hardened IFL skeptic would have to admit that the matchups and fighters involved are pretty intriguing. To start with, the tournament features the rematch between stellar lightweights Chris Horodecki and Bart Palaszewski after a phenomenal first fight that gave Horodecki a questionable split decision victory.

Here is the bad news: I have no idea what teams any of the above fighters are on, and what’s more, I couldn’t really care less. When the Grand Prix is over on December 29, the IFL will revert back to its team-based format and I will revert back to being an occasional viewer.


  1. ron shaw

    July 30, 2007 at 1:30 am

    I've watched this one a few times on TV. I can't seem to get into it even though there are good fights. They probably do need some changes.

  2. steve

    July 30, 2007 at 8:03 am

    i agree with u ron i think they do need change and i cant get into much either. I am not sure ywhy exactly maybe its cause i never kno when it is on and when i do i already kno who wins from news and stuff so it needs to have some live shows. Thats what i think like have belts and stuff. Like have a team league and also have belts that u defend every time the champ fights.

  3. Mikey

    July 30, 2007 at 8:35 am

    i'm with you guys. one of the problems is that when i watch it on tv they show past years, mixed in with this years matches, its confusing. but i like the anacondas i watch them. horodeski, jay heiron, alex shoenouer.

    maybe they should have more coaches fight.

  4. Cory

    July 30, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Never liked the IFL dont know why. It kinda reminds me of the XFL. Anyone remember that train wreck?

  5. Joey

    July 31, 2007 at 10:59 am

    IFL is boring and they need to get rid of it or get rid of the teams cuz they are lame. XFL lol. its exactly like that.

  6. Kash

    July 31, 2007 at 11:58 am

    I'm a big fan of the IFL. Mark my words, the finals will be the Anacondas vs. Pitbulls with the Anacondas winning the whole damn thang.

    UFC needs to watch Horodescki because he's bad.

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