The Sad Demise of Boxing/A pacifist's view of MMA

Freestyler777

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Boxing is a dying sport, and nobody (including me) seems to care. And so it should.

My theory is, striking should only be done in MMA and self-defense, not as a sport. Boxers take many more accumulated blows, especially to the head, than MMA fighters.

I say, discourage people from pure boxing and into MMA. It will make for healthier athletes and a better society.

The premise is simple: Wrestling, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Submission Grappling, etc... is fine, but only do striking if preparing for MMA or self defense purposes. Why practice boxing alone, when all it does is harm?
 

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The premise is simple: Wrestling, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Submission Grappling, etc... is fine, but only do striking if preparing for MMA or self defense purposes. Why practice boxing alone, when all it does is harm?

As a former wrestler, boxer and judoka, I can tell you that each of these sports can be very damaging to the body. Any time you go into competition, you risk a debilitating injury. That's the price you pay for playing in a contact sport.
 
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Those are rough sports, but don't you agree that boxing is the only sport that tends to cause brain damage? I never heard of wrestlers or judoka or BJJ fighters with brain damage.

When I say MMA is healthier than Boxing, I mean, the long term affects of competition and training. Any contact sport has a potential for injury, rugby, football, hockey, not to mention the martial sports.
 
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