Is it the eventual replacement of a sport, or just a glorified form of human cock fighting?
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which various fighting techniques are used, including striking and grappling. A form of MMA has actually been around since 648 BC, when the Greeks introduced a sport called pankration at the Olympic games. Due in large part to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the International Fighting League and Trench Warz, however, mixed martial arts has just begun to become internationally popular. Some believe the sport will grow more popular than the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise and maybe even boxing.
Although the sport is widely popular, many argue that MMA should be regulated. The complaints seem to focus on the underground, un-officiated organizations more than the UFC or IFL, but it isn’t out of the question that some states could start to ban the sport entirely.
Whether MMA really is the heir apparent to boxing or just another trendy faze, no one can discount the widespread popularity of the sport. Below is a web guide to official mixed martial arts organizations, news and instructional videos and books.
In preparation of UFC on FOX 7, Dana White spoke with Bullz-Eye about UFC's partnership with the network, the exciting fight card and more.
Awesome MMA fight clip
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Mixed Martial Arts – random clips
MMA Information Guide
BodogFight is a mixed martial arts tournament airing on the DISH network and through Bodog TV. Watch or download MMA videos and complete episodes online.
Official website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship offers fighter bios, news and multimedia.
Your source for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ultimate Fighter, and pride fighting championships, along with anything mixed martial arts related.
Mixed martial arts, news, interviews and video clips.
Offers instructional videos and books on mixed martial arts training and conditioning.
Offers information on mixed martial arts tournaments, events and news.
Various information on the International Fighting League.
Anything from links, news, photos and video clips on mixed martial arts.
From the edge-of-your-seat excitement of Championship Boxing to the raw intensity of Elite Xtreme Combat, Showtime sports boasts the most competitive bouts sports fans can't live without. Check out schedules, results, multimedia and much more.
A humorous blog dedicated to the goings on of the MMA world.
Check out MMA rumors, blogs, videos, news, discussions, scores and more at Yardbarker.com – a place for fans to share stories and make comments about what’s happening in the MMA world.
News and Commentary
Chuck Liddell's Bar Fighting Tips
Asylum.com has the low down on what to do during a bar fight - straight from UFC's Chuck Liddell.
Source: UFC buys Pride for less than $70M
In a move to eliminate competition and bring a wider audience, UFC buys the rights to Pride Fighting Championships for less than $70 million. Money quote:
Mixed Martial Arts: A New Kind of Fight
This article is from CBS News on how the popularity of MMA has risen quickly
Five reasons why mixed martial arts is better than anything
Jeff D’Alessio of recordonline.com discusses the five reasons why mixed martial arts is currently the best kind of sport.
Mixed martial arts works on its image
Thanks in large part to the International Fighting League, mixed martial arts is cleaning up its image.
Trench Warz helps sport of mixed martial arts grow
Trench Warz joins the likes of the UFC and IFL in competitions that feature mixed martial arts.
Below we prepared profiles of popular Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters