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  •  There IS that judo girl whose matches rarely... (2+ / 0-)
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    Johnny the Conqueroo, PeterHug

    last a round. Wrestlers have no backround in chokes and armbars needed to end a match. I find MMA silly myself and a bit of a sad commentary on our society (they should just add swords IMHO). But Rhonda, as big a dope as she is, cleans up in women's and it's her judo backround that does it. Kayla Harrison would kick her butt but, she's too smart for MMA.

    •  MMA is like heavy metal (3+ / 0-)
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      a lot of it is bad.


    •  Really? swords? (1+ / 0-)
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      "sad commentary on our society?"
      You're okay with football & boxing?

      There's quite a difference between Olympic Judo and MMA.  Just because Kayla Harrison is better a judoka (and outweighs Roussey by 20+ lbs) means nothing as far as MMA.

      Did you see Roulon Gardner fight MMA?  terrible.
      Tom Erickson?  Bad as well.

      •  I am far from OK with football...I am also well.. (0+ / 0-)

        aware of the differences between the spectacle of MMA and judo.  I also know both Rhonda and Kayla I can assure you that Rhonda wouldn't stand a chance. Kayla has come down in weight BTW and I suppose that Ron could come up but, as I say, Kay is too smart for MMA so that fight won't happen, lucky Rhonda. You left out their old teammate Rick who has done passably well as an 'MMA guy'. And yeah, it is just one step above gladiatorial combat in my opinion and sad commentary on us overall.

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          you didn't mention boxing...

          "it is just one step above gladiatorial combat"
          really? how?
          I guess you compare it to dog fighting as well...
          two guys that AGREE to fight each other in a competitive sport that combines many combat sports into one (boxing/kickboxing/wrestling/judo/BJJ/sambo).

          "I can assure you that Rhonda wouldn't stand a chance."
          You know how many times someone has said that about a fighter, only to be dead wrong?
          Once again, just because you're great in your one discipline, DOESN'T make you a great fighter.

          •  I am not OK with boxing either on a professional (0+ / 0-)

            level. The severity of head injuries in boxing is only beginning to receive proper attention.  

            I will not go into details but, I know Kayla and Rhonda quite well and I have trained and been around fighting sports for a long time. Since it's unikely to happen that they will meet it is really not worth speculating but,I'll repete, good thing for Rhonda. Rhonda only sees MMA as a stepping stone to a film career anyway.

            I don't see MMA as dog fighting, as you point out the people have agreed to fight. I do, however, think the dogs are paid better.

      •  Actually if they did have swords they could... (0+ / 0-)

        convince promoters  and the MMA organizers to pay them more...

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