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MMAmania Fantasy MMA Rulebook Clarification Thread


Wanted to get this done before the season got underway this weekend. I'm just going to re-post the rules from my original thread, and if people have questions, comments or complaints go for it. We'll hash everything out here and have everything battened down before the season starts.

FREE AGENCY/WAIVER WIRE

First off, here's the difference between those fighters who are free agents and those who go on the waiver wire. Any CURRENT UFC FIGHTER that is not drafted in the original auction draft is a free agent. They can be picked up by any player in the league on a first come first serve basis. The only difference comes if a fighter was skipped in the draft; in that case, they go on waivers. Any fighter that is RELEASED by a player after being drafted or was NOT CURRENTLY IN THE UFC at the time of the draft will go on waivers. Waiver drafts will be conducted with a blind bidding system. Each player gets 40 points for waiver bids. If you want a player that is on waivers, you email the commissioner and inform them of your bid. You'll be informed if you win or lose. To prevent abuse of the free agency and the waiver wire systems, you will not be able to obtain points in a certain weight class if you already have a fighter who has competed in that weight class during the season. For example, I'll use the Daniel Cormier. If you draft Ben Rothwell, and he loses in a couple weeks, and then you obtain Daniel Cormier on waivers and he fights before the end of the season and wins, you will not get points for Daniel Cormier's win. I'm closing that potential loophole before the season even starts. Now onto the good stuff...

SCORING

Each fighter gets 5 points for a win. They also get an added 2 points if they finish the fight. A fighter also collects 2 points if they fight to a draw. Also, your fighter will get 1 point if they are involved in the of the Fight of the Night. Now, in a "regular" fight, your fighter will lose 3 points if they get finished, and lose 2 if they lose the fight in general. In a "number one contender" fight (must be explicitly stated to be a title eliminator before the fight takes place) those totals decrease by 1 point. The same goes for a title fight, so in that instance, you will lose 1 point if you get finished, and none of you lose a decision. Your fighter will have 2 points added to ALL their totals if it comes in a number one contender fight. So if your fighter finishes that fight, they will get 11 points for the win, not 7. Your fighter will have 5 points added to all their totals if they win a title fight. So if your fighter wins his title fight by decision, he will get 10 points, and not just 5. The only way this changes is if your fighter is currently the champion; in that case, your fighter will not get his win bonus. So, for example, if GSP finishes Carlos Condit (it's just an example, this does not reflect what I think will take place), he will obtain 5 points for the win, 2 points for the finish, and 5 bonus points for the finish.

Have at it...

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