A few centuries ago, who would've thought fighting could be a legitimate career option! Today, the events that were done illicitly or were deemed violent are organized and played on national television to give you a safe, recreational value.
Mixed Martial Arts MMA tops this category of events. You must remember the good old 80s or 90s when no bar fighting was a popular sport, and of course, you were barred from watching it. Not anymore! We have MMA to the rescue.
Mixed martial arts is the modern world's ho holds barred game of full-contact combat. The technique has retained all the primal qualities of the sport, including grappling, ground fighting, and full hand striking.
The name mixed martial comes from the fact that the sport mixed old, new, and borrowed techniques of all the combated sports. Today, there are numerous full contact sports for both males and females, allowing them to show their fighting techniques to the world. And what do we get? The opportunity to watch all of them.
The sport's history goes back to 2000 BC when free combats were recreational games and often sacrificial. During the 19th Century, this one technique involving combat techniques of all the other disciplines came forward.
It made its way to the 20th Century, which took the form of several sports with proponents as majestic as Muhammad Ali, Inoki, etc. Today the sport has its own name rules and recognition worldwide.
Weight classes play a major role in the sport. The players who fall in the same weight class are eligible to compete among each other. International Mixed Martial Arts Federation ensures that each of the categories remain as:
There are top protective gloves for each player and braces for protecting teeth and gums.
The sport, with its changed format, is quite popular among thrill-seekers. If you too fit the description or are up for trying new things, get yourself a ticket right now.
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