Aw here we go. Someone with no frame of reference sees a video 2 mins long compiled from thousands of fights showing some brutality and cries down with this sort of thing.
Well, you're too late at any rate. Pride is totally defunct and unified mma rules ban stomping, kicking or kneeing the head of a downed opponent and many other less orthodox techniques.
But there wasn't any skill or discipline in thumping a bloke in the head repeatedly while he lay on the floor.
That aint sport, it aint skill.
Its red blooded rage and shows the perp to be little more than an animal.
The stomping aspect of it was, from a martial sporting pov, questionable, but we are talking about highly trained, extremely tough, well paid consenting and fully aware, grown men.
There have been far, far fewer fatalities linked to MMA in comparison with boxing in the last ten years. Whilst it might appear brutal to the complete novice, the refereeing system is much more inflexible. If the referee has to step in once, the fight is over. There is much less room for a punch drunk fighter to be brought back to his feet and subjected to further damage whilst he cant defend himself. Furthermore, submission based victories are not repeated trauma to the head. Furthermore 6oz gloves, while more damaging to the face, protect the hand less, discouraging fighters from unloading their full force and furthermore, a clean strike is more likely to deliver a clean knockout unlike the ko by attrition delivered so often by the large padding in boxing gloves.
IanMunro - Member
Could someone try and explain the pleasure they get from watching someone repeatedly smack someone else in the face
Pretty poor troll but I'm game. Could you explain the allure of watching 22 millionaire, whore mongering racist simpletons chase a pig skin in an effort to put it in a net? That perplexes me.