This is an excellent article. You make an outstanding point in comparing boxing to MMA. I do not understand why some politicians think MMA is so barbaric, but have no issue with boxing. Both are very violent sports. I believe that a lot of it has to do with the older generation of people (most of whom are in the White House) that grew up with boxing and are used to having that sport apart of American culture. I think older Americans cannot relate to this kind of sport.