Debunking Myths About MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
From the fist time a student enters a MMA gym they think to them selves "What am I doing?"Â This is the first question I asked myself and it was answered really fast.Â I learned that MMA is not just about beating people up and making them hurt.Â It is about mind, body, and appearance.Â Some people believe that MMA fighters are barbarians well we are!Â That does not stop it from being a good thing.Â Yeah we beat each other up and we hurt each other but tell me this.Â How many people died in the UFC since it has been in existence?Â Meaning died as a result of the fight.Â I think that number is a big fat zero!Â We have rules and regulations like every other sport and we have a point system.
Mixed Martial Arts is a way to show what you know and how you use it.Â The type of martial arts well there are several hundred but the most common are Brazilian Jujitsu, judo, wrestling, boxing, muhi thai, and like I said there are so many others.Â It takes guts and lots of training to be a fighter.Â Unlike most things not everyone can fight and even the people that can still get beat.Â MMA is not bad for the youth of America or any other country for that matter.Â It is a way of life and it teaches more than just fighting.Â It promotes wellness and self defense.Â So please do not put it down unless you have tried it.
Now many people will ask who I think the best fighters pound for pound are and I tell them.
10 Lyoto Machida, 14-0 with some mean mean stand up most people rank him higher but I feel he is going to be better than anyone thought he could be.Â I look forward to his fight with Rasha Evens.
9 Urijah Faber, 22-2 for such a young competitor this is amazing to have that many pro wins.Â He has a dynamite over hand cross with one punch KO ability.
8 Quinton Jackson,30-7Even though he has shown his dominance in the last two fights he still took a blow for me when he lost to Forrest.Â The man was pound for pound one of the best and he got out smarted.Â After surgery look for him to climb fast!
7 Rashad Evans, 13-0-1 By far one of the best all around fighters in his weight class.Â I look to see him fight Jackson in the near future it will be a great fight.
6 Mike Brown,21-4 Featherweight that trains with a banger welter weight.Â This guy is going places and fast.Â Won his last nine oh and one was a KO of Faber.
5 Miguel Angel Torres, 36-1 This guy is lightning and in that wieght class that is saying something.Â He is the Anderson Silva of his wieght class.Â I do not look for him to beat anytime soon.
1(tie) Anderson Silva,23-4 Has not had any real competition since coming to the UFC.Â Hope Forest gives him a run for his money.Â Can fight at any wieght class but good at the one he is in.
1(tie) Micheal Bisping, 17-1 With his lone win being a decision against Evans he is one of the best fighters pound for pound.Â If he had another shot at Evans the results would surprise all.Â I look for him to be champ real soon.
1(tie) Georges St. Pierre,18-2 Proved to the world that he is the best welter wieght when defeating Pen.Â Greatest all around fighter maybe of all time?Â Only time will tell.
1(tie) Fedor Emelianenko, 29-1 Only coming out to fight when its a full moon but shows everyone that size does not matter.Â Beating everything in his path and looks to beat everyone.Â Maybe a big card coming soon for him.