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JMMA's pending demise?

There have been many posts, fan shots and articles about the pending death of JMMA lately.  The Japanese mob seems to be a common cause in most death of JMMA posts.  The American exodus hasn't even been mentioned.  Imagine for a minute.  Wandy, Fedor, Hendo, Rampage, Gomi, Shogun, Lil Nog, Big Nog, Cro Cop, Anderson Silva, Arona and Mark Coleman are all either in the UFC or Strikeforce.  Now, imagine if the UFC lost these names.  What sort of impact would it have on American MMA?  The big slam on the UFC used to be TUF.  Forums were filled with chatter about "TUF" fan boys.  The problem I see now in Japan, they have never truly groomed up and coming talent like the UFC did.  The UFC's former weakness is now a viable feeder system.  The names to emerge from TUF are now legit fighters in the American MMA scene.  Forrest, Bonnar, Bader, Bisping, Diego, Ken Flo, Rashad, Joe Daddy, Chris Lytle, Brenden Schaab, MeatHead etc.  The point I guess I am trying to make is simple.  JMMA lost way too many stars and in the mean time, never developed a feeder system to replace them.  I believe if the Japanese fans had the option to watch a UFC star packed fight card they would jump on it.  JMMA isn't dead.

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