Mixed martial arts / Ultimate Fighting Championship
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu took the tournaments by storm. The game evolved into what we watch on TV today as fighters added new styles to their game. As an avid Mixed Martial Arts practitioner, I must disagree with your statement of MMA being "Barbaric and not martial arts at all." It is a science that must be learned, studied, and reviewed constantly. If you are lax in your training, or have no knowledge of the sport you will face the consequences.
http://www.iscfmma.com... The average Joe may not simply waltz up to the cage, get handed a pair of gloves and mouth price, and start going at it. There are many requirements that must be met.
I agree, street fighters are not martial artists, and street fighting is not a martial arts competition. The sport of MMA has very skilled athletes who are dedicated to their disciplines. There is a certain degree of brutality; but this is present in almost all contact sports. If a fighter is not well trained he will not be able to compete at the level of the other competitors. A prime example of this was Kimbo Slice. Slice was a very accomplished street brawler, but did terrible in the UFC. MMA is not at all about brutality; it is about skill, finesse and knowledge of the sport.
GeminiTwins forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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