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    So is MMA an art form or not?
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    Depends if you're a crusty old millionaire who only comes down off their ivory tower to tell the plebs how to live their lives and collect awards or not.


    Do find it kind of ironic someone from hollywood, notoriously cliquey and (for want of a better description) white, chooses MMA as what an anti-immigration future will leave behind.
    MMA by definition is incredibly inclusive, it takes martial arts from all over the world and mixes them together.
    Looking at the UFC champs there's two white American champions and one of those is the son of immigrants. Of the others you have three African Americans, one Polynesian American, English, Irish, Polish and two Brazilians (with one who is openly gay).
    Just straight up ignorance, really.
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    Yep, find it so annoying when Someone finds out your into MMA when they aren't, some of the snooty comments they say get on my tits "oh I don't watch it , it's barbaric" etc etc etc. And it is always the same type of person who says it aswell.

    I'm not a Rousey fan but she helped a lot in getting rid of stigmas.

    Hate it when arts looks down on sports. (Although Basketball seems to get a free rid a lot of the time for some reason.
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    I'd say no, it ain't.

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    Does it matter... I find the obfuscation about what is and isn't art very dull... it all ends up being utterly semantic.

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    I wasn't asking a genuine question.
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    Does anyone really think McGregor could beat Money Mayweather at boxing.
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    No, and if they do they're fools.
    McGregor won a few amateur titles as a kid, Mayweather is one of the best boxers to have ever lived. McGregor has very slick MMA boxing but that's not comparable to the actual sport of boxing. It's like saying Johnny May is really quick so he should run the 100m in the Olympics.

    He brought in a....South African? boxer in his camp for the 2nd Diaz fight and tape of them sparring got leaked (because McGregor's camp showed some clips of him landing on this Saffer guy) and McGregor just got completely schooled by this guy.

    If he took time away from MMA to focus 100% on boxing then I've no doubt that he could do well in the sport, but going in as an MMA fighter? Wouldn't even be close.

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    Course not. MMA practicioners are, in a way, jacks of all trades. They are not the best at anything but they are quite good at everything (Punching, elbowing, kicking, takedown, takedown defense, wrestling, BJJ) and they also are good at knowing what to do, when against whom. That is what makes them so dangerous. The point is not beating your opponent at what he is best at, quite the contrary. It is finding his weakness and exploiting it.

    If a mma fighter faces a wrestler he'll try to keep his distance and destroy the wrestler with leg kicks, if he faces a boxer he will kick/take it to the ground, and so on.
    Their tools are not the sharpest but they got more tools than any other single sport combat practitioner.

    No one in their right mind thinks an mma guy can beat the best boxer at boxing nor the best wrestler at wrestling.

    Olyy's 100m example is spot on.

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    BJ Penn got merked this morning.
    As flashy as Yair Rodriguez is, it was just depressing to watch. Penn is such a legend of the sport but he had no right being in that fight, should've hung them up after his last fight, the terrible showing vs Edgar, and that was 2.5yrs ago.
    Hell he probably should've hung them up after the fight before, vs McDonald, which was in 2012!

    Hopefully he does call it a day now, for his health's sake, if not his legacy's.

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