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CoachKr Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 7:40 AM
MMA is dog fighting by another name. While very popular, I don't believe it is a real sport, like boxing or wrestling. Most of the time, it is one again straddled atop another throwing wildly inaccurate punches. A former pro boxer, I am more of a traditionalist. MMA is, in my opinion, garbage.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:40 AM
Hardly. Dogs don't have a choice. People do. As long as no one is forcing them to be MMA fighters, you should really but out, CKr...
John_G Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:37 AM
Here's a solution -- don't watch it.

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...