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I was sitting in my office talking to some of the youngsters (I'm 44...) and was shown some clips (favourite knockouts) for the current UFC campaign.

I've never seen this before, I didn't realise quite how violent it was, girls fight too! And was then told that it was the fastest growing sport in the UK! They even have 17y/o scraping in the states..

It is hideous and I can't believe that it's so popular. Proper barbaric, maybe the future of entertainment IS the 'running man'....

Has football, cricket, rugby and even boxing truly become so dull?
 

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UFC grew in popularity after boxing went almost entirely pay per view.

People want their fix of a bit of the old ultraviolence.
 

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I'm more than pleased that my eldest grandson goes rock climbing with his girlfriend, and that he is also a keen mountain biker rather than any other type of sports hobby? :):
 

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It's just soon violent. Apparently the only thing you can't do is bite pretty much. If you fought like that on the street you'd end up being charged with G or ABH but because you're in a cage you can clatter your opponent even if he hits the deck. It's properly savage.
 

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I agree with you. Holds no attraction for me having seen some fight finishes. Once your opponent is on the ground, it seems the correct option is to batter the living crap out of what is essentially a defenseless person.

Not that I'm a fan of any of the pugulistic arts really.
 

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A cross between escape from LA and the running man....wierd..... I'm checking out of society if this becomes reality.

I was even surprised that one the girls in the office knew loads of the 'lady' fighters and even the weight of the gloves they wear. I'll be more polite to her in the future.
 

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I too am not a fan.

It is supposed to be regulated like any other contact sport, but the videos I've seen show images of people who, following a knock out or other dangerous take-down techniques (choking seems popular) have shown evidence of severe brain injury - the inward/outward posturing of hands/arms is a sure sign. Yet people don't seem to be concerned about that, as long as they get their fix of violence...

Having said that, though, from my own experience in Helimed dispatch, any type of horse-riding sport seems to be equally dangerous!
 

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I like watching it, but then I have done matial arts since I was 15 years old.

No one is forcing these people to do these fights, and if you don't like it you don't have to watch...

How many people get injured playing rugby each year? No one seems too worried about that.
 

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Yeah, but the reaction to being injured in most other sports isn't for someone to continue kicking your head in.
 
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I like watching it, but then I have done matial arts since I was 15 years old.

No one is forcing these people to do these fights, and if you don't like it you don't have to watch...

How many people get injured playing rugby each year? No one seems too worried about that.
as a martial arts person, you should know that discipline is paramount... UFC has none such.
 

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I've never heard of the sport either.

You go into the sport knowing the rules and regulations, if there are any. Therefore you accept the consequences which are sometimes deadly I would imagine.

Saturday night in some large cities see similar fights.
 

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as a martial arts person, you should know that discipline is paramount... UFC has none such.
There has to be some discipline in UFC otherwise you would loose.

It isn't something I would do, I prefer to use martial arts to keep fit and to defend myself if I ever need to.

But I am a firm believer that people can do what they want as long as it doesn't affect others.
 

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I thought the difference between someone being tackled and being punched and choked is a little different...each to their own but I like to seek my thrills in a slightly less town centre gladiatorial way.
 

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Rock climbing and mountaineering are far more dangerous, and quite often when people get into trouble doing them others have to risk life and limb to rescue them.

But no one complains about those equally bonkers activities.
 

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I think you might be missing a salient point here symon.

Also, I'm not certain about 'far more dangerous' unless you have some stats?
 
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