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If you think MMA (or UFC) is Human Cock Fights, you don’t understand it

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 26, 2008

MMA is Mixed Martial Arts. UFC is simply one brand of MMA. UFC is leading the way to popularizing and making MMA a mainstream sport.mma submission hold kimura ufc

People unfamiliar with MMA, see it as people just beating the crap out of each other. Presidential candidate John McCain went so far to call it “Human Cock Fights”.

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Boxing is a violent sport. So are kick boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, and jiu jitsu. MMA is no more violent than any of those sports.

MMA is basically a combination of boxing + kick boxing + wrestling + judo + karate + jiu jitsu + Other_Martial_Arts

There is less punching in MMA than boxing. At times there may be more cuts and blood in MMA than boxing because of the weight of the gloves. MMA gloves weigh 5 ounces and boxing gloves weight 10 – 20 ounces. The kicking in MMA may also lead to additional cuts and blood.

The strategy is more complicated in MMA than in boxing or any other martial art. The participants need to decide whether to stay on their feet or take their opponent down. Should they strike or go for submissions? Or a little of each.

The true professionals are constantly thinking about the next move. It is almost like a physical chess game.

I watched 5 matches last night and none of them had any significant blood flowing. 3 of the 5 were stopped because of submission. This is when one of the fighters positions himself in a way that the other fighter “taps out” or gives up. (It is almost like when you wrestled with your friend and you made him say “uncle”.)

The other 2 matches were decided by the judges. All 10 participants walked away without any broken bones or serious damage. A few cuts. Yes. Not much more.

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Not convinced? If you watched 10 matches and listened to the announcers, you would start to understand the strategy, strength, speed, and endurance involved in the sport.

Is MMA a violent sport like boxing or kick boxing? Yes. If you think it is just pure violence and “Human Cock Fighting”, you haven’t given it a chance and paid attention to the detail involved.

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One Response to “If you think MMA (or UFC) is Human Cock Fights, you don’t understand it”

  1. ekspekt said

    interesting post, will come back here, bookmarked your site

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