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Should Mixed Martial Arts Be Banned?
Cole Schlumbohmon 2 November 2012
Transcript of Should Mixed Martial Arts Be Banned?
Period 3 Should Mixed Martial
Arts Be Banned? “After all the goal in boxing is to punch you opponent in the head until he is unconscious. This is not the goal in our sport. There are many other ways to win. Since 1900 their have been over 1000 documented deaths in boxing. There has been 1 in MMA in 70 years. That was in Russia at
an unsanctioned event.
Ironically the death
was caused by strikes
to the head.” Mixed martial arts should not be banned because the sport has evolved since its beginning, other professional sports are more dangerous, the athletes are protected by standards and regulations. MMA HAS EVOLVED According to the article,”Ultimate fighting” The Mma referees have to go through lots of training in order to become UFC referee(Wiseman).
Referees have many responsibility’s in the Mma such as stopping the fights at the right times before injurys can happen, stop the fighters when the round ends, and make sure fighters are able to keep fighting. MMA HAS EVOLVED MMA HAS EVOLVED OTHER SPORTS ARE MORE DANGEROUS OTHER SPORTS ARE MORE DANGEROUS OTHER SPORTS ARE MORE DANGEROUS In the interview with.”Dana White” he stated that, “Mixed martial arts is now nearly legal in every state, with New York the most notable holdout. The legislatures in Connecticut and West Virginia are considering legalizing the sport.” (White) More and more states over the years are starting to legalize mixed martial arts because of its changes for the better. The book “Ultimate Fighter” The Mma fighters go through years of training before competing in a octagon. (Wiseman)
If you pay close attention to an Mma fight you will notice lots of technique rather than to guys trying to kill each other, this is because they train non-stop In the article “A New Kind Of Fight” it states that, “Pat Miletich, One of the greatest coaches of the sport and Brazilian Renzo Gracie, who helped invent it, are among the pioneers of mixed martial arts in America say that the sport has changed sense its beginning”
Even the pioneers of the sport can admit that the fighting is better then the beginning. From the article , “A New Kind of Fight”, Matt Hughes “In fact, a recent medical study found that Mma fighters are less likely than boxers to suffer brain injuries (CBS) In Mma there’s many factors of the fight while in boxing its mostly punches to the head. From the article , “A New Kind of Fight”, Matt Hughes “In fact, a recent medical study found that Mma fighters are less likely than boxers to suffer brain injuries (CBS).
In Mma there’s many factors of the fight while in boxing its mostly punches to the head. A statement from “Which is more dangerous mma or boxing?”, Boxing can be considered as dangerous because it could also ruin your way of thinking.
In some cases, it could cause the retardation of boxers. Boxers would lose their minds due to the punches hitting the brain. There has not been one Mma fighter who has shown signs mental retardation. The fact of the matter is that professional football players collide with the force of small adult killer whales on every play. The body and brain absorbs damages that no normal human being is suppose to endure and the results are quickly becoming academic. While the NFL and football proponents try to cast these scientific findings as "anomalous" their own commissioned study found that football dramatically increases the risk of dementia.
WKR has long harped on the fact that MMA detractors, who usually cite MMA as being too "violent" as a reason for their opposition, yet they choose to ignore the inherent dangers of football, which equally fits their criteria of a sport being "too violent." STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS From the book “Ultimate Fighting,” by Blaine Wiseman, it was said that MMA fighters “Are required to wear mouth pieces in each fight to prevent teeth loss and concussions (2011). Wiseman also wrote that “All UFC competitors must wear safety-approved gloves that weigh four to six ounces which are designed to protect the fighter’s hands.” This is one of the many steps that are making this sport safer. In the article, “Doctors Urge Mixed Martial Arts Ban,” Published by The Canadian Press, It was said that “The sport is governed by standards and regulations aimed at protecting participants in the seven provinces and 44 U.S. states where MMA events are allowed” (2011). More States and Provinces are realizing that MMA is becoming more of a legitimate and safe sport. •Butting with the head.
•Eye gouging of any kind.
•Groin attacks of any kind.
•Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent. (see Gouging)
•Small joint manipulation.
•Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (see Rabbit punch)
•Striking downward using the point of the elbow. (see Elbow (strike))
•Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
•Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
•Grabbing the clavicle.
•Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
•Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
•Stomping a grounded opponent.
•Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
•Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck. (see piledriver)
•Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
•Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
•Spitting at an opponent.
•Engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
•Holding the ropes or the fence.
•Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
•Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
•Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
•Attacking an opponent after the bell (horn) has sounded the end of a round.
•Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
•Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
•Interference by the corner.
•Throwing in the towel during competition. In Mma there’s many factors of the fight while in boxing its mostly punches to the head. Mixed martial arts should not be banned because the sport has evolved since its beginning, other professional sports are more dangerous, the athletes are protected by standards and regulations. Works Cited
CBS. “A New Kind of Fight.” cbsnew.com. N.p., Summer 2006. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/08/60minutes/main2241525.shtml>.
CBSnews. “Mixed Martial Arts: should it be banned.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/08/mixed-martial-arts-should-it-be-banned.html. N.p., 2008. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/08/mixed-martial-arts-should-it-be-banned.html>.
Hall, Ray C. “Some Holds Barred.” SIRS Issues Researcher. Ray Hall, 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 17 Nov. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SSD0095-0-8467&artno=0000312280&type=ART>.
A new Kind Of Fight. Cbsnew.com, 2006. cbsnew.com. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/08/60minutes/main2241525.shtml>.
Wiseman, Blaine. Ultimate Fighting. New York: Weigl Publishers, 2011. Print. "It's [ultimate fighting] nowhere near as awful as boxing. They're not just trying to knock each other out but to take each other down as in wrestling. It seems less dangerous because of the submissions. You get to tap out. You get to cry uncle before you get knocked out. And not all the moves are directed at the head, and there are a lot more strategic take-downs. They tend to call the fights earlier. All those things in combination...make it far better."-Susan Connors, President, Brain Injury Association of America This is Why I Believe
Mixed Martial Arts
Should not Be Banned