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WhiteHatBobby Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 7:12 AM
Since then Sen. McCain has embraced Mixed Martial Arts after the development of the Unified Rules developed. If it wasn't for the late wrestling champion Jeff Blatnick (1984 gold at the Olympics), who formed the core of the Unified Rules. Rules legal before the Unified rules included hair-pulling, small-joint manipulation, headbutts, groin strikes, kicks to a downed opponent and strikes to the back of the head and neck. Boxing was far different in the era before the London Prize Ring Rules, which later gave way to the well-known Marquis of Queensberry Rules Pre-Unified Rules MMA and post-Unified Rules MMA are different.
Nam65-66 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:57 PM
White Hat,excuse me,but what are you talking about?
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.
John_G Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:37 AM
Here's a solution -- don't watch it.
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...

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...