- 10/01/2011, 01:00PM ET
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 10/01, 01:00 PM
I of course say yes. My opponent (who still thinks the UFC is a sport, UFC is a promotion company, MMA is a sport dummy) believes it's not, because he is severely uneducated on the topic.
His comments in other TD's makes it evident that he is uneducated. In another TD I put up a video of a match from 1998. He took that as a reason why MMA is not legitimate. IT WAS 1998!
There have been several rule changes in the last 13 years. The adoption of weight classes. No eye gouging, no punches to the back of the head, no biting. It's not "everything goes" like this person would lead you to believe.
The promotion companies and Athletic Commissions are all about fighter safety. If a guy takes a shot and is unable to recover the fight is stopped by the ref. In boxing, if the same happens, the fighter receives a 10 count, and can continue.
In fact there are on average 10 deaths per year. In comparison, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A DEATH IN THE UFC.
Wrestling, boxing, judo are all aspects that make up MMA. Guess what they have in common? They are Olympic sports.
MMA is a sport, but you are a coward and will not defend your idiotic comments, so carry on being uneducated.
JimJ77 Can't make it up said 10/01, 11:36 PM
How can I even argue with that brilliant response?
I'll just say this. Ask the guys who are part of MMA Addicts if MMA is a sport.. What we just witnessed tonight was competition at its finest.
The fights tonight showed what tremendous athletes MMA and the UFC have.
I'd like the guys from that particular group to chime in with their thoughts in the comment section of this TD.
We saw great action, speed, stamina, and strength. We also saw fighters show tremendous heart.
All of this encompasses what a sport is. To the guys who still don't think its a sport, you just are clueless, uneducated fools. Keyboard warriors who have no concept of what competition is.
Obviously those people have never competed in sport, so I will never change their minds. But MMA is growing sport, and you all cannot deny that fact.
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