- 01/19/2011, 09:28AM ET
CuntryBlumpkin said 01/19, 09:28 AM
Basically, you can eliminate all team sports from this as the focus is on a team and not the individual. If an individual has a bad game, his teammates can bail him or her our, but in MMA you are the only person that controls your destiny in the octagon/ring.
The only equipment used in an MMA fight is 4 oz gloves and shorts.
Fighters fight with bare feet.
There is no glove that is going to help your performance. Equipment in the cage does not aid your performance.
Fighting has been around since the dawn of time, and is the oldest sport out there.
MMA is an advanced form of fighting that combines various forms of martial arts.
Olympic wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, judo, kickboxing, etc.
This is man to man combat to see which fighter has more skills.
The fighter is the only person that can win the fight. The rules that are in place are for safety purposes, if you barely touch the other fighter, he doesn't get two free shots like in basketball.
Good luck Yankees
MMA is the purest sport out there.
YankeesFan said 01/19, 05:23 PM
If our definition of pure is based off of what has the least rules, least equipment, longevity of the sport, and an individual sport, the choice must be something that is not exactly obvious at first, but it is Track & Field.
More specifically, the 100 m dash, or however long you want the dash to be, but if I just said sprinting, I would get attacked for choosing something that isn't a sport.
What is pure more than running? Human's have been doing that longer than fighting. There are no refs, and no equipment.
It is a test to the physicality of the runner, their speed, strength, and mental toughness. The race, with no outside help from other people, rules, whistles, equiment, cages, will tell who has more of these skills.
Like the fighter you mention, the sprinter is the only one who can win the race.
From what I've seen from your MMA TDs, it would appear the fighter is not the only one who can win the fight.
There are refs, and I've seen many mentions of biased and unfair decisions made that effect the outcome of the fight. There is a cage to use to aid in defeating an opponent by using the walls.
Running has neither aspects, and is more pure.
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