MMA  > Fight Club  > MMA Writers Know Nothing
May 27, 2009, 09:12 AM
After reading mean articles here and elsewhere I have to conclude that "reporters" and "writers" covering MMA know very little beyond the basic vocabulary that has evolved to describe techniques and the press releases offered to help them promote the sport. The attempts to explain and describe the recent Machida/Evans fight is a perfect example. Writers who, a week ago, were explaining why Evans had the edge and would win the fight are now telling us why Machida won. Now everyone is going to make a bad call now and then but to act as if you have understanding when you clearly do not is just wrong. Its like saying you know how the cake was made when you just happened to be around when the candles were blown out. There is nothing "unusual" or "unorthodox" about what Lyoto Machida is doing in the ring. Its the same Shotokan Karate that you will see at any traditional shotokan dojo on any night of the week (in fact it's basic). But to write about it, you'd better know it and if you don't then you'd better interview and quote someone who does. Some Martial Arts have shown up in the Mixed Martial Arts world and it looks to be knocking out writers as fast as it's knocking out fighters.

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