Mixed Martial Arts facts that will make your spine tingle
Mixed Martial Arts is seen as a very dangerous type of sport and involves a number of knockouts and killer punches in order for you to be named champion. If you have a favorite MMA fighter, you need to place an online free bet on any top sports betting website to ensure your fighter has all the support he needs to bring another victory to the ring.
If you don’t have a MMA fighter that you are dying to meet yet, here are some facts about MMA fighting that will make you watch every single game in order to get up to date with the latest fighting trends.
Black Belt Bruce Buffer
Just like his grandfather, Bruce Buffer, also known as “the voice of the Octagon”, has a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. Bruce Buffer is the UFC Octagon announcer for all the events and a very popular man with the ladies.
Travis Fulton the Iron Man
Travis Fulton is one of the most respected men in MMA as he has an incredible winning record. He has 92 KO/TKO, the most wins in the history of MMA and has the most wins by submission with 152. With a record of 247-49-10, he also has the most number of overall wins.
The Beginning of Martial Arts
Martial Arts were invented by the Greeks and back then, they used a different name for this type of fighting. They called it ‘Pankration’ and it was used as a war type of war fighting before it became an Olympic sport.
Not always a fighter
Jeff Monson, the fighter known for his peculiar view on the world and his sometimes crude tattoos, has not only a world-grade jiu-jitsu record, but also has a master’s degree in psychology. Before deciding to fight for a living, he worked in crisis evaluation and child counselling.
First public fights
Martial Arts were under a great deal of discussion back then as it was seen as having a serious and fatal impact on the health factors of the fighters. However, in Shanghai in 1909, the first public fight was announced to display different styles of combat. The fighter engaged in this fight was British boxer Hercules O’Brien and Huo Yuan Jia, a Chinese Wushu fighter.
Mac Danzig the skateboarder
As MMA profits are not the best paid job out there, it is beneficial of some Martial Arts fighters to get a second job in order to make a good living. Mac Danzig is one of those fighters and when he is not fighting, he is a professional sponsored skateboarder and photographer.
Finding the strength to endure so many blows and keeping a training schedule that will make most people cringe, already makes MMA fighters champions. All they need to do now is get in that ring and show their talent to the world!