Why are there no 30 for 30 docs about MMA?

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  1. johnnyutah

    johnnyutah Registered User

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    30 for 30 docs have covered just about every sport except MMA. I wonder why this is, there are so many great stories they could tell such as the Yakuza involvement in Pride, Lee Murray’s crazy life, How Jon Jones could have been the greatest of all time and threw it away.
    What other MMA stories would make a good 30 for 30 doc?
     
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    We probably haven't it because a) it's a niche sport and b) ufc controls the access to ufc/pride tapes.

    Could see something happen now that the UFC is teamed up with ESPN.
     
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    Probably some rights issues which, as m9 mentioned, might be resolved with UFC partnering with ESPN.

    At least for me, I enjoyed the 30 for 30s on stuff from the 80s/90s. I feel like recent stories have been covered pretty well. Bill Simmons shoehorned in a 30 for 30 on the Red Sox 2004 championship in 2010 which felt like it was too fresh compared to the other subjects.

    And in a lot of cases, if you don't have some of the principle subjects cooperating, the documentary won't be as good (ie, Sportsnet did a 20 minute documentary on Alex Mogilny's defection but Mogilny declined to be interviewed). ESPN also ran into problems where there were interesting subjects, but really only 10-20 minutes worth of material which they spun off into the 30 for 30 shorts.

    UFC/Fox produced its own documentary for their 20th anniversary and that was interesting to see the beginnings of the organization.
     
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    Has anyone watched the "UFC in 25 years" or whatever it's called that's aired on FightPass? Are they worth checking out?
     
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    Ya the one about the New York legalization was good.
     

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