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Mixed Martial Media: The Assassination Of UFC 151 By The Coward Jon Jones
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport. It's comprised of a bunch of martial styles aggregated in the most streamlined way possible to make an effective fighter. Wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are just some of the styles that are considered central to a modern fighter's repertoire.
There are a few major promotions right now that push this sport.
It is the big show- sure, Italians play basketball but who cares? Does anyone paint their chest at football games in Canada? Let's get real. This brand, like the iPod, has garnered eponymous popular awareness. If any of your coworkers see 4 ounce gloves poking out of your gym bag at work, they're likely to spurt- 'oh wow- do you train UFC?' It's kind of a big deal. Its champions right now are:
Bantamweight (135 lbs): Dominick Cruz
Featherweight (145 lbs): Jose Aldo
Lightweight (155 lbs): Benson Henderson
Welterweight (170 lbs):
(defending) Georges St. Pierre
(interim) Carlos Condit
Middleweight (185 lbs):
Light Heavyweight (205 lbs):
Heavyweight (max 265 lbs):
Junior Dos Santos
Then, of course, there are other promotions like Strikeforce and BAMMA and… I don't care! If you insist, I'll edit some stuff in here. Really though I don't care. UFC has won. Give up!
Here is a collection of my favorite MMA things:
don't strike to the back of the head
no groin shots
no fish hooking