For those who have no idea what mixed martial arts is, this is an introduction. Before you believe what other people who keeps on talking about MMA like it’s a brutal and violent sport, analyze first if they really know something about the sport or are they just formulating their own idea of the competition. Mixed martial arts is not what you entirely think it is. That is, if you’re just new. Failing to recognize that there is more to hearsay, some of the myths and unresolved questions will be further tackled.
Myth 1: It’s a dangerous game.
First, it is not a merely a game but a sport. It is actually the sport exhibiting different kinds of martial arts skill not mentioned in other combat sports. It is a collection of arts meant for participants to use in order to win a match and not a way to see people spill their own blood on the arena while someone on the dominant spot strikes the person helplessly. Second, danger shadows any kind of competition. It is the end-part of those who were not properly informed and trained.
Whenever a player enters the Octagon looking prepared to fight a thousand wars, he enters carrying precaution and care from the organizers of the event. Before the event starts, people in authority do random health checks like conducting pre and post fight magnetic resonance imaging to every player just to ensure that they are in perfect condition otherwise if the fighter fails to pass the check-up, he or she has to fight some other time. Organizations involved in checking the health of the participants make certain that they go up the arena in perfect shape with the absence of any kind of injury.
Myth 2: Boxing is safer than MMA.
This is absolutely incorrect. To prove, since its inauguration in the US, serious injuries or deaths were not listed under its existence most especially under the supervision of those who are sanctioned to organize the event. Compared to MMA, boxers tend to sustain repeated strikes on the head and the abdomen until the fight reaches the fifteenth round. While in MMA, the bout would only last for about three to five rounds and is usually done on a mat.
Myth 3: MMA is uncontrolled and unregulated.
Regardless of what you might have heard, MMA is considered as one of the most controlled and regulated sports revolving around the globe. Using time limits, mandatory judges, 5 weight classes set of rounds, and more than thirty existing and governing rules, it is only just to point out how the organizations concerned with the event exert effort in keeping the competition as safe as possible, following the highest standards of safety.
Myth 4: Street fighters and not professionals.
From the word martial arts, one can formulate that MMA is a kind of match that involves different disciplines and arts. MMA holds some of the best martial artists in the world. Before entering MMA, some of its participants are college students or Olympic champions. In order to stay as competitive as the other sports, the athletes of mixed martial arts are required to enter trainings of martial arts varieties to be able to learn further disciplines like boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling and karate.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship organizers proudly introduce their athletes having college degrees for people to realize that in order to enter the fight, one must first prove themselves academically.