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Originally posted by Astrocyte
There's a certain stupidity, insanity - idiocy - that leads a person to dedicate themselves to an MMA or boxing career.
Originally posted by peashooter
Learning a form of self defense is a plus, but in the process you will have to learn how to take a hit as well.
I just don't like how UFC glorifies trash talking to sell more tickets, that takes away from the discipline perspective.edit on 27-6-2013 by peashooter because: (no reason given)
Some individuals like the adrenaline of the sports
fitness and self defence aspects of it
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I dont disagree with you about the fact that it causes damage but i disagree with you on your premise of stupidity.
Fighting is the most challenging thing you can do on the planet.
This may sound corny but being a fighter is like nothing else on the planet and i wouldnt give it up for anything.
We get serious injuries in Boxing, Hockey, Football, Skiing, Car Racing etc. Sometimes we even see the occasional death.
Scientific and Beautiful.