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LLLEARNER
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: UFC/MMA Reply with quote

I have never been one to follow sports. I would like to start following MMA. I don't know where to start. I don't want to have to start by doing pay-per-view. I don't know the fighters other than a few because they are everywhere you look, so I don't have any preconceived notions on who to follow. Where do I start?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in what arts are you interested in?
for example would you especially like to see how judo or karate or whatever does in mma?

basically i can recommend watching fights of lower weight classes and women. usually much more technical and faster.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not not really watching to see how different styles match up. Just to watch.
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LLLEARNER
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advise on lighter classes and the women fights.

Is there a season to fight sports like football or baseball?
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest UFC, particularly the welterweight division. The champ is Robbie Lawler, a long time MMA veteran that seems to be having a career resurgence. There are a lot of tough fighters in that division leading to some awesome matchups.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, there is no season.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UFC puts on a PPV once a month, and they have free fight nights televised every few months. Bellator is another organization that broadcasts on Spike TV. They have some pretty good talent as well.

The matches are year round.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot guys
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IcemanSK
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no season in MMA. There are 3 main MMA leagues: UFC, Bellator, & Invicta (an all-women's league).

Fights are broken down by weight classes where the fighters can weigh no more than 1 lb over the weight limit. For the men, the weight classes are 125 lbs, 135 lbs, 145 lbs, 155, lbs, 170 lbs, 185 lbs, 205 lbs & (I think) 270 lbs. UFC has only 2 weight classes for the women: 115 lbs & 135 lbs. Invicta has weight classes from 105 lbs to (I believe) 155.

For non title fights, there are 3 5 minute rounds. Title fights (or main event fights) are 5 five minute rounds. 4 ounce fingerless gloves are worn. No pads on the feet or shins.

Kicks, punches, knees & elbows are allowed. A fighter can win by either decision, submission, or knock out.

Some current bigger name fighters are Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Nate Diaz, Demetrius Johnson, & Jose Aldo.

I hope that helps a bit.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think other important leagues like japanese pancrase shouldn't be omitted.
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