Originally Posted by sexymountain
I like the every 6 months or whatever thing. Could be every 20 events so you'd have a say "UFC 130-150" Champion. That way you might not have Silva or Jones or GSP going 1st or whatever everytime. An MMA/UFC pool would actually be really interesting.
You get points for your fighters wins, finishes etc. There's actually a site it's called kountermove dot com and it calculates a fighters overall performance. Check it out if you have the time. I like the way they do fantasy MMA. Not just the typical pick em round 1, round 2 finish, decision format.
Each event you pick a team of 5 fighters and depending on how many strikes they land, takedowns, submission attempts and most importantly a finish, for example a 1st round finish is typically the most points your fighter can get and each fighter has a set salary.
I don't know would be really interesting. With UFC airing on FOX, doing 30+ shows a year, starting Ultimate Fighters all over the world, Australia, India, Brazil... and the inclusion of the 135 pound women's division, I have a feeling were going to see another MMA "boom". Fantasy MMA and MMA in general might be a good space to fill.
Kountermove is exactly what I had in mind, without ever seeing their game. All they need to do is instead of single event string it out over the course of multiple events. And really you could do that yourself while using their game.
Set it up as a free league, record the results of each event. After each event post them on say a Google spreadsheet keep it updated so the league members can see their total points and standings and when your predetermined "season" ends make your own payouts.
I advocate for the "season" approach as it allows for strategy rather than just a straight up pick 'em. Use Kountermove's cap, fighter dollar values, and allow players a set number of moves over the course of the season. That would require the commish to track things manually, but the particulars can be tailored to keep the work at a manageable level.