Tucked in at the bottom of an update on The Fight Network, Loretta Hunt mentions that a 2 round single night tournament was approved by the NCAS. This is an extremely interesting little tidbit, although I wouldn’t expect to see the UFC try something like this any time soon. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if Zuffa gives this a test shot through Pride. Sure, Pride has always done this, but now that Zuffa’s in the driver’s seat I imagine they’re a bit leery of it.
Just the fact that it’s now possible for tournaments to be held again is exciting. I’m sure New Jersey and Nevada will be the first two bodies to reinstate knees as well. I’m very happy that (barring California) we seem to be blessed by some very even handed and reasonable regulating bodies.