Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts is a hybrid sport of multiple martial arts with roots going back to pankration and even early gladiator fights. Combat sports are part of human history and have been popular in their various forms for 1000s of years. Modern day Mixed Martial Arts is mostly a combination of striking and grappling. A mixed martial artists fighter is often called a "cage fighter" or a "no holds barrred" fighter. MMA fighters are free to use any martial arts or combinations of fighting styles to compete and win as long as they follow the rules of the particular promotion they are competing in. Fans in particular loved watching exotic wins especially when fighters were submitted and had to "Tapout".

On the striking side, boxing and kickboxing are the most popular ways to punch or kick an opponent. On the grappling end, traditional wrestling and the brazilian jiu-jitsu are most popular and effective. This combination of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and Jiu-Jitsu are the 4 styles which most mixed martial arts fighters train the most. It is common for an MMA fighter to favor a particular martial arts style, however, to win a MMA event present day each athlete must be as close to expert as possible at each of these disciplines. 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the largest and most successful Mixed Martial Arts promotion and is now a multi billion dollar global enterprise with 100s of fighters from around the world. The UFC's CEO and most famous figure is fight promoter Dana White. While there have been dozens of smaller promotions around the globe that have tried to compete with the UFC, none have been successful. 

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