The MMA has made a major leap forward in the public consciousness, and now is the time to start thinking about including it as an Olympic sport. There is a long tradition of combat sports in the Olympic Games, including events like boxing, judo, wrestling, fencing and Taekwondo. MMA has emerged over the last decade … Read more
It is without question that Kayla Harrison is one of the best female grapplers on the planet. The question is, “Is Kayla Harrison The Best Female Grappler On The Planet?” There are many who will make the argument that, as a 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, she most certainly is. There are many grappling sports that … Read more
We told you about the upcoming documentary, “The History of Submission Fighting” due out in Fall 2015. Now we’ve got the trailer and I think you will be pleased with what you see. “To make another man submit to your will, it truly is the king’s sport,” says Bruce Buffer in this trailer for the … Read more
It’s Olympic judo bronze medalist vs. Olympic wrestling silver medalist as UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey takes on Sara McMann in the UFC 170 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas. Also, No. 4 ranked heavyweight Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut against short-notice replacement Patrick Cummins. Cormier was originally supposed to fight Rashad Evans but a last minute injury forced “Suga” to withdraw, and instead of scrapping the fight altogether, the UFC found a relatively unknown opponent Cormier has a history with.
It’s Olympic medalist vs. Olympic medalist this weekend at UFC 170 as UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey puts her title on the line against undefeated Sara McMann in the main event. Can McMann’s wrestling and grappling stop the takedowns of Rousey and prevent the inevitable armbar that she has defeated all her previous opponents with? If so, then who has the better stand-up game? It’s an interesting match-up that will be settled this Saturday. Take a look at this video preview…
Jack Bratcher: It seems like wrestling is generally perceived as the best fit for the sport as a foundation.
Dr. Rhadi Ferguson: Yes it does seem that way but it’s a false read that people are getting. What you see in MMA is called a convenient sample. You are looking at a sample of population of people which has a huge North American/United States bias and slant on it. There are more practitioners of martial arts in the world than there are wrestling practitioners. And if you don’t think so, just look at the adult population.