Originally posted by homeslice
reply to post by kro32
We let crazy bast*ards smash each others skulls in competing in ultimate fighting tournaments with people cheering them on, so surely gladiator fights
to the death shouldn't be a problem.
You're obviously ignorant to MMA in general, as a practitioner I can assure you there is A LOT more to it than "Smashing each others skulls in" the
guys I train with are some of the most intelligent and quick witted guys I know. There's nothing crazy about us , some of us just enjoy the
challenge. Wladmir Klitschko is the Current World Heavyweight title holder in boxing, the guy has a PhD and speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, German
To me it's a getaway , there is no worrying about the world , bills, politics, etc... just my opponants strengths , weaknesses and how to exploit
them. There are those of us that like to experience more to life than sitting on a couch and watching football (a sport which has a higher propencity
for injury than MMA) , or infront of a computer.
These are the guys that skydive, scuba dive, the guys mountain climbing or road racing. I feel ALIVE when fighting , it gets out aggression which in
turn lowers my overall stress in life. At the end of the day some of us still have that "Warrior Gene" I guess , There are those of us that run
Towards Gunfire instead of away, there are those of us that take action when we see wrong doing instead of looking around for a hero. Marines,
Soliders, Sailors, PJ's, Firemen, LEO's and your average civillian sheepdog are cut from this cloth. It's one of those things that if it needs to
be explained to you , you don't have it and will never get it.
I watch MMA & boxing because I understand it, it's like watching a chessmatch to me. A UFC fighter named Kenny Florian once indicated that he
believed introspective and intelligent people were drawn to the sport of MMA because of, "the strategy of it, the mental game. Analyzing your
opponent, analyzing yourself? your own strengths and weaknesses? and coming up with a game plan and executing it. There's a tremendous amount of
skill and strategy that goes on."
As far as the "Gladiator Games" coming into society, I'm all for it under the condition that anyone that watches is entered into a lottery or draft
to fight in the next one.
I'll pass, I've seen enough carnage in my life, you can catch me on the mat or in the ring... where it's safe!