Just noticed this thread. Cool. I like MMA, though I liked it better in the beginning when it was more brutal.
I have great respect for the athletes who do this. Maybe the ultimate sport re strength, conditioning, mental toughness. Of course there's boxing and real wrestling. Tough choice, but if you're going to have a violent sport where the object is to physically hurt or incapacitate the opponent ... then MMA.
Watched many of the earlier TUF episodes. Very entertaining.
My current favorite guy in MMA is George St. Pierre. No surprise there, eh? The thing is, I have to think that he must be a lot stronger than he looks.
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