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Mixed martial arts for Olympics? UFC hopes so



SYDNEY (KWWL) - Ultimate Fighting Championship executives say they'll support a move for mixed martial arts to become an Olympic sport.


UFC president Dana White, in Sydney ahead of Sunday's sold-out UFC 110 at Acer Arena, said while his company would not actively lobby the International Olympic Committee, he would support their inclusion in the games.

Although UFC matches feature caged fighting, the different disciplines of mixed martial arts -- boxing, wrestling, taekwondo and judo -- feature in the Olympics as individual events.

Sunday's UFC 110 sold out within hours when the tickets were placed on sale in December, and without a single bout being announced.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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