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Looks like MMA next conquest might well be the Middle Kingdom itself....

MMA fighter’s drubbing of tai chi master sparks debate in China

Viewers shocked as traditional champion pummelled by mixed martial arts expert


WARNING to Snowflakes- this is apparently very violent - though probably no worse then you would see in Temple Bar on a Saturday night - by all accounts.:cool:

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Looks like MMA next conquest might well be the Middle Kingdom itself....

MMA fighter’s drubbing of tai chi master sparks debate in China

Viewers shocked as traditional champion pummelled by mixed martial arts expert


WARNING to Snowflakes- this is apparently very violent
- though probably no worse then you would see in Temple Bar on a Saturday night - by all accounts.:cool:

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[video=youtube;lq_Ku5MIA2o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq_Ku5MIA2o[/video]:rolleyes:
 

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Looks like MMA next conquest might well be the Middle Kingdom itself....

MMA fighter’s drubbing of tai chi master sparks debate in China

Viewers shocked as traditional champion pummelled by mixed martial arts expert


WARNING to Snowflakes- this is apparently very violent - though probably no worse then you would see in Temple Bar on a Saturday night - by all accounts.:cool:

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That shouldn't be that shocking tbh. MMA stands for mixed martial arts which, as the name suggests, is an amalgamation of elements of various traditional fighting arts, or styles, into a unified code. Each mma fighter will usually come from different backgrounds, eg: from Boxing (our Conor), Wrestling (Michael Chandler), Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (Damian Maia), Karate (Stephen Thompson), Sambo (Emelianenko), etc. etc. But to be successful in the sport a fighter has to practice and develop a repertoire of various skills from various disciplines, and will have a greater and more varied ability to defeat someone who has just acquired a single discipline. Of course each fighter will lean towards the style they are most adept in (Conor prefers to stand up, Maia would try to bring it to a ground fight), but to be as prepared as possible they should hone as many skills as possible.

It's not hugely surprising therefore, that a good mma fighter would school a single discipline fighter, unless the combat rules are limited to that one discipline that is.
 

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A more impressive achievement for me was the mma fight a few years back in the 2013 CFA 12 tournament, where Ashlee Evans-Smith, currently fighting in the UFC, defeated Fallon Fox in the final. Fox transitioned from male to female after puberty and would have had a big advantage over Evans-Smith, such as a bigger bone density, stronger joints, heavier hands, etc.

Brave to take on the fight firstly but incredible that she managed a really solid victory.

[video=youtube;remsCdsLLJM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=remsCdsLLJM[/video]
 


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