Originally posted by getreadyalready
I'm 38, and I'd be happy to fight any of those UFC punks for charity to benefit my buddy fighting cancer. I hope one of them read this, and I hope
they take me up on the challenge. Punks.
Not the best idea for extended life span or joint health, but highly enjoyable if you enjoy catching fists with your face.
They aren't fighters, they are grapplers. There is nothing "Ultimate" about what they do.
In an 'ultimate' one on one fight, I can't imagine out lawing grappling would make it any more 'ultimate'. Plus many MMA fighters enter pure
striking competitions and win
them. What you're saying is quite narrow.
UFC is horrible. It claims to be something it is not. It isn't kick-boxing, it isn't ultimate, it isn't a karate tournament, it isn't a
tough-man competition. It serves no purpose and has no point
UFC was created initially as a method to decide which was the ultimate martial art from any discipline with very few rules. I very much do believe it
is still a similar concept; as few rules as possible, and designed to let the best fighter win. What would you suggest they call it?
I'm not a massive fan of fight sports, but I've done some MMA and to say it has no point and serves no purpose is misguided and harsh. It's fairly
disrespectful to the people that give their lives to the sport and should have the right to do so. UFC fighters are no nicer or worse than any rugby
player or wrestlers. In fact, argubly a lot of them are a bit less controversial.
Here is a quote from Bruce Lee regarding this:
“When your talking about fighting, I mean, as it really is – with no rules – well then, baby, you better train every part of your body!’ -
Bruce. Lee, “The Lost Interview.”
Now either Bruce Lee is wrong, and a couple of street brawlers could take the UFC belts as soon as they feel like it ... or much more likely, when
you're watching something on a 120 frames per second slow mo replay it looks a lot sloppier, a lot less technical, and a lot easier to thwart than it
Yes, not all UFC fighters are romantisized heroes ... but I can't imagine every single Thailand kick boxer is that nice either or there aren't
negative links to organised crime or various other issues such as:
Due to the rigorous training regimen (some Thai boxers fight almost every other week) professional muay thai fighters have relatively short
careers in the ring.
I think regardless of your personal preference, MMA has every right to exist as any other competitive martial art and each organisation has a right to
have its own culture (or lack of it if thats your claim) and I don't endorse a government picking and choosing between them for cultural or
commercial reasons. The worst part is, many MMA fighters are cross competition fighters meaning they enter many types of events ... the whole
justification that 'UFC suckzor!' is bit like hacking off your leg to take your mind off the pain in your neck.
The brutality just rings false for me also. Many MMA organisations have cleaned up over the last fifteen years, and I really can't see the difference
between allowing a person to do ju-jitsu and force them to just kick and punch till the person in the stripey shirt says stop.
Same stuff, different bucket; I suspect likely is a decision to protect Muay Thai commercially and zip to do with brutality.
And honestly, if you think you can out spar MMA fighters and it's that easy ... please
go to the local gym and film this. Don't be surprised
if you don't remember all of it, but you will have that video of you being so very awesome to cherish forever.