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Old 05-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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MMA continues to fight an uphill battle in Australia, and the saddest part is the detractors don't even know the MMA rules >>>


Mixed martial arts combat sport is coming under close scrutiny in Australia following a report from a prominent criminologist who describes cage fighting as a new blood sport.

Professor Rob White at the University of Tasmania has delivered a scathing indictment on MMA cage combat, saying it appears to have no rules with the fighters being able to freely punch, kick, elbow, throw, strangle and stomp.

His assertion is that MMA is being developed as a business that is "being sold as the new gladiator contest as a blood sport."

As part of a worldwide sport combat phenomena, MMA continues to grow in popularity in the Australian states where the state-run governments have appointed combat sports authorities to supervise all boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA events.

Each state nominates its own official judges and referees, but many sports analysts like Prof White are concerned that the health and safety regulations aren't sufficient.

"To the spectators, it appears to be no holds barred," said White, who argues that MMA should be tightly controlled "because it is inherently violent".

Some Australian states have banned cage fighting. In Victoria, the government's Combat Sports Board only allows MMA to be staged in standard boxing rings.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Uninformed idiots...
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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For the life of me, I don't understand how people can go on a crusade against something without doing any in depth research. I that the fact that the imbecile in the article is a "professor" of anything is laughable.
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Tasmania is behind the times...
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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if theyve got to go all the way to tasmania to find an idiot with this opinion then i dont think mma has too much to worry about.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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if theyve got to go all the way to tasmania to find an idiot with this opinion then i dont think mma has too much to worry about.
Good point. Someone give them Faggis's number.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:10 AM   #7
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if theyve got to go all the way to tasmania to find an idiot with this opinion then i dont think mma has too much to worry about.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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Congratulations Dana White, one step forward and two steps back. I blame Zuffa and their WWE gladiator business models that makes their fighters seem like brainless brutes, and not as a sportman that they should have been portrayed.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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Might have to send big SOA the hulk around Mr White's house
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:49 AM   #10
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i'm going to email him. best not to abuse the guy or he WILL think we'll all brain dead meat heads. i want to explain the rules and history,
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:44 AM   #11
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well i've just written him a huge email about the sport, and i only called him a cunt twice!

heres what he looks like.
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well i've just written him a huge email about the sport, and i only called him a cunt twice!
That'll help. Hate for him to think we're meat heads
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #13
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i was joshin' y'all, give me some credit.
actually it was a very polite informative piece of text. i just hope that the picture i sent to him of me and my naked mother wrestling changes his views.
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