Sunday, January 28, 2007

MMA arrives, controversy sure to follow.

They call it mixed martial arts. It is a polite term for street fighting.

You know, when testosterone-pumped guys get in a caged ring and punch, choke and kick until the other surrenders. Or the fight is stopped completely because one is facedown on the mat, wondering what planet he is on, while the other is running around with fists pumping as if he just found the cure for cancer.

Sure, there are rules. You can't gouge out someone's eyes, for example. Or use your elbows like Louisville Sluggers. You can't turn your head into a battering ram. And, my favorite -- listen up, ladies -- there is absolutely no hitting in the groin area. None. So forget about what you learned in those self-defense classes.

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