Since the first event in 1993, MMA has experienced 27 years of prosperity to this day. From wild games, lawless just to find the most effective form of fighting, MMA has now become one of the most attractive sports in the early 21st century.
Development is so, but currently there is no organization involved in managing MMA activities in the world. All major MMA organizations are operating in the name of private companies and coordinate their operations on their own terms.
This is the most intuitive description of all brands such as UFC, Bellator in the US, ONE Championship in Asia, M-1 Global in Russia or Cage Warriors in Europe.
Not belonging to any federation or sports organization, the world’s most famous MMA tournaments run like a media company. The match, the action of boxers is now seen as media products for business through the sale of television rights, distributed on online platforms.
Organization of martial artists and competition rules
Operating in private companies, boxers will be recruited with the criteria of their own specialized team. Matches will also be calculated based on a rating system, media performance by match-makers and media teams / partners of the tournament alone. There are absolutely no common standards imposed on these companies.
To make it easy to compare, if Boxing has the Amateur Federation like AIBA or professional like WBC, WBA to classify, evaluate and rank fighters around the world. Meanwhile, MMA has absolutely no units responsible for this. That is the reason for the case of boxers absolutely no amateur or professional competition, still appear on the MMA floor.
However, it should be understood that because of an open and complex technical system such as MMA, it is very difficult to set a common standard. Therefore, the tournament completely relies on the experience of experienced experts to ensure the quality of the fighter.
According to statistics from the end of last decade, UFC has brought in 250 million USD / year, accounting for 90% of revenue from martial arts sport. Much of its revenue comes from monthly subscriptions to watch matches via television. Releasing DVDs, selling T-shirts or watching games on the Internet also brought in significant money.
Currently, UFC is maintaining agreements with broadcasters operating on a global scale. In the United States, UFC signs an agreement with Fox to serve domestic needs while creating the UFC Fight Pass to keep pace with the growing digital trend. Finally is the form of pay-per-view, collecting money directly from the audience through each view.
According to 2014 statistics, UFC’s revenue is 600 million USD and continues to increase. UFC matches are seen almost everywhere in the world. As a result, advertising revenue also increased sharply. According to statistics from 2007, the revenue from advertising after each fiscal year of UFC increased an average of 14.6%.
However, UFC is not the only company that knows how to make money from MMA. Bellator FC, a company founded in 2008 based in Santa Monica, California, is also emerging as a formidable name. Outside the US borders, MMA is also becoming a popular sport around the world. In Asia, ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) quickly recognized the trend and became a big name in the regional MMA village.
ONE FC was born in 2011 in Singapore and is the first MMA tournament in the world with a category for female gladiators. Events take place in Singapore and many famous cities in the region such as Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Taipei, Phnom Penh, Beijing, Guangzhou, Yangon, Hefei, Macau and Bangkok. ONE FC also has a long history of cooperation with Fox Sports Asia, the new name of ESPN Star Sports.
Although the industry is growing, the gladiators’ salaries are kept a secret, with the exception of the top names. For those in the top 10 UFC gladiators, the salary they receive is an average of $ 4 million / year. However, the income of lesser gladiators was also much lower.
There was much talk around the money the MMA gladiators received. Even some articles claim that those who pursue this subject just because of passion, not because of money. However, the wage security policy among MMA circles makes it difficult for outsiders to know the truth behind this billion-dollar industry.
Originating in the United States, MMA attracted a lot of American attention before spreading around the world and creating a multi-billion dollar industry.
Mixed Martial Arts is a comprehensive fighting game that allows gladiators to use every attack for the sole purpose of defeating the opponent. The appeal of MMA makes it a money-making industry in the US and is increasingly proving attractive around the world.
Speaking of the MMA industry in the US, it is impossible not to mention the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the biggest tournament. Acquired by the Fertita brothers for $ 2 million in 2001, UFC has achieved unimaginable success. In 2016, the Fertita brothers sold it for $ 4 billion, making it the biggest deal in sports history.
At $ 4 billion, the UFC deal is twice as big as the previous most expensive record in sports. It is even bigger than the value of a series of other famous clubs such as Cowboys, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, New York Yankees or Manchester United. The record selling price says a lot about UFC’s appeal.
At the most basic level, it is easy to see that UFC brings big profits from the operation process. The top matches, attracting a large audience to the field, revenue coming from ticket sales, advertising, television copyright, Internet or other services that UFC provides to the fans.
Before each Super Bowl match, 12,000 seats in the game field were sold out for an average of 340 USD for each ticket. In addition to those who come to the yard, the company also sells to a few million fans the right to watch the game via television, the Internet for more than 40 USD. For those who want to see high definition images, the amount will be more than 50 USD. On average, each peak game will bring in tens of millions of dollars.
One of the people who helped UFC ‘make money’ has just announced his retirement, although Conor McGregor has not had a match recently, although the most attractive MMA tournament has returned.
Conor McGregor, the boxer who made the difference in the modern MMA recently announced his retirement from his status via Twitter: “Hey guys, I decided to give up fighting. Thank you. All of you for wonderful memories! What we have had is amazing. Here is the picture of me and my mother in Las Vegas, one of the times I went to the top of the world. “
McGregor did not forget to send his words of love to his mother, Mrs. Magaret McGregor. This is the third time the Irish MMA star has announced his retirement. The last time McGregor wanted to give up the octagon cage was after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian boxer defended the belt against Conor by winning the neck break in the fourth quarter.
McGregor is remembered not only for his talent on the stage but also for his classic “mouth-to-mouth” performances, along with the crowd-pull skills that helped MMA in general and the UFC company to grow dramatically in terms of fans. Of course, the MMA community has been standing idly by the announcement of McGregor’s latest, because recently, a series of important fighters all intend to leave UFC.
McGregor’s career was tied to MMA, but the match that rose to the superstar in the sports industry was a duel with Mayweather at boxing station in August 2017. McGregor lost to Mayweather but still earned $ 100 million in a performance-heavy match.
McGregor is a famous Irish punch. He was the first person in history to own two UFC championships with a victory over Eddie Alvarez in 2016. McGregor also drew attention to the boxing arena with Floyd Mayweather in August 2017. McGregor then returned to MMA but has only played two more matches since then.
McGregor has an MMA record of 22 wins, 4 losses. According to DailyMail, “Crazy guy” has earned about $ 100 million during his MMA career.
MMA is a free martial art that combines exercises from different disciplines. Nowadays, more and more people are choosing MMA as a way to improve their health in addition to improving their self-defense.
Nowadays, more and more people are choosing martial arts as an effective form of training, which not only enhances their defenses but also improves their health. Many people have tried and decided to stick with MMA martial arts because they clearly feel the benefits that they bring. In addition to increasing confidence, discipline or endurance, MMA also improves the health issues markedly for the practitioner.
IMPROVE THE HEART HEALTH
Few people know that MMA exercises are many times more effective in improving cardiovascular than conventional Cardio method. According to the professional trainers, MMA’s intense and continuous exercises help speed up the heart rate, causing blood to circulate strongly to the muscles.
After only one workout, you will be able to experience improved cardiovascular problems. Besides, based on the principle of short exercises but with high intensity, you will have to work hard for a certain time. No longer are the hours of endless hours of training on the treadmill exhausting, with just one hour of MMA training has the same effect and even speeds up the circulation of blood many times. This is also the reason why your body burns more calories in an MMA class.
There is no doubt about this benefit of MMA, those who practice will feel a clear change in fitness. The exercises are not only about martial arts skills but also help you become healthier, improve the immune system and metabolism.
In addition, MMA also improves your balance, forging endurance and endurance. You will be more confident in every day problems, changing moods will also help improve your life, making them easier.
IMPROVE THE SPIRIT
An MMA class will help you relieve stress effectively. Especially with today’s busy life, when there is too much pressure requires you not only to be healthy, but also mentally healthy to deal with them.
MMA with strong movements, makes you sweat. Besides, an hour of MMA requires you to focus fully, making you temporarily forget the stresses of life. As both your health and self-defense improve, you will reduce anxiety and confidence in everyday decisions.
Fedor Emelianenko will return to the professional stage as part of the PRID Fighting Championship.
Fedor Emelianenko, the legendary Russian heavy MMA, will return to the professional stage during the PRID Fighting Championship held in Saitama City, Japan.
Fedor’s rival is a former UFC heavyweight champion Quinton Ramone “Rampage” Jackson. The match time between the two legends will take place on December 29 at the Super Arena.
The match between Fedor and ‘Rampage’ will become the focus of the world martial arts village later this year. Both boxers have had brilliant achievements in their professional MMA career.
Bellator President Scott Coker said this was the first time his company had organized a tournament for martial arts legends. This helps fans to once again witness the legends playing.
Fedor Emelianenko was originally a soldier in the Russian army as a firefighter. Perhaps his life would be forever a normal soldier if he did not step foot into the MMA village.
Fedor has been a champion and has a brilliant record in many tournaments, especially Pride Fighting Championships (2003 – 2007), Sambo International (2002, 2005, 2007), Judo Federation of Russia (huy Bronze chapter 1998, 1999).
Fedor joined MMA on May 21, 2000. Immediately, he opened the front pages of the legendary story in his own name. He had a series of 4 wins, including defeating Ricardo Arona who at the time was the defending champion of ADCC, arguably the toughest opponent during Fedor Emelianenko’s career.
Since then, Fedor has become a legend of MMA with a series of 28 unbeaten matches (from 2000-2010). Fedor defeated the 10 most rated boxers on the planet.
With this series of achievements, Fedor Emelianenko was named as Last Emperor by fans. MMA referee John McCarthy and sports commentator Michael Schiavello compared Fedor’s achievements in MMA to those of Muhammad Ali for Boxing, or Pelé for football. Fedor Emelianenko has repeatedly met and talked with President Putin.
“The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez believes that the impressive background music each time he steps out of the arena to enter the ring is one of the things that makes a fighter’s identity.
If you are an MMA fan, everyone will notice that every time a boxer enters the stage, there is always a piece of music playing, both to introduce the warrior and to enhance the atmosphere for the audience. and our fighters.
Eddie Alvarez is an American MMA fighter who has participated in hundreds of matches and won four featherweight championships at major tournaments, including ONE Championship – the largest mixed martial arts tournament on the planet today. Accompanying with the back of the instrument throughout the journey can not fail to mention music.
Eddie Alvarez pays special attention to the pitch and always hopes he can appear with the most magnificent music. “I think the most important thing about a pitch song is the music,” said 36-year-old MMA legend.
Following him throughout his massive career, the American boxers’ title songs have become the clearest mirror of his life and historical career.
For most of his life, he always waved to the audience with Puff Daddy’s famous song “Victory” with The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes. This classic hip-hop version is still popular at many sporting events around the world, and it has always been associated with the name “The Underground King” since its release in March 1998.
As a rap and hip-hop enthusiast, he has a strong desire to conquer, so as soon as this song was born, Alvarez immediately fell in love. Since high school, Alvarez has often heard “Victory” before wrestling competitions at school.
Continuing the martial arts journey throughout high school, “Victory” continued to accompany Alvarez in the professional MMA journey as an adult. For the “Underworld King”, not only the strong beat of the song stimulates his spirit, but its words are also the motivation to help him compete more energetically.
Using a somewhat confusing and different competition law, PRIDE FC keeps the audience with the fierce factor. Using radio, allowing soccer-kick and stomp, makes boxers dare not buy time by lying on the floor like their American counterparts.
In addition, the determination to keep the game rules for 10 minutes for the first half and 5 minutes for the second half also makes the fighters in PRIDE have to be extremely good physically. Or vice versa, they must find a way to knock down the opponent quickly in the first half to avoid exhaustion when the first 10 minutes have passed. Names like PRIDE like Fedor Emelianenko, Shogun Rua or Wanderlei Silva have become famous for such powerful and drastic fighting.
Formed quite late compared to PRIDE and UFC, ONE Championship is a rare event that resolutely holds back the blow to the opponent’s head while lying down. This also made a big impression when the tournament started the first events in 2011.
However, similar to the situation of UFC and PRIDE, ONE Championship also has to admit that violent images of kicks like soccer-kick and stomps are no longer appropriate. At ONE Championship 45 in 2016, this tournament officially kicked the opponent in the head when kicking out of the technical system. But in return, the boxers are still allowed to throw the knee in a similar position, this is considered the most obvious difference between the rules of the ONE and the UFC currently.
Over 25 years of existence, MMA is considered as a form of competition because of its openness. There is no standard technique that only forbids attacks, it is this element that creates unlimited diversity and development of MMA.
Besides the MMA rules that famous tournaments are using, there have been emerging MMA organizations such as IMMAF or GAMMA. Using a more restrictive, stricter set of rules for martial arts control, all under one common purpose, makes MMA more popular worldwide.
If you just talk about superficiality, anyone can say that learning Boxing to fight, Taekwondo and Muay Thai to hit the legs, but for coaches and boxers, they consider supporting martial arts in MMA from a perspective.
Boxing – the number one platform of MMA
Today, almost 100% of professional MMA boxers must practice through Boxing. This martial art is limited to weapons in the hands, but it has the ability to coordinate flexibly with all different forms. This has made Boxing become the almost absolute platform of professional MMA.
Stance: The stance of Boxing is also becoming the standard stance for modern martial arts competition. With just the standard stance of Boxing, a boxer can just expand a little bit or shrink a little bit, it is possible to create a premise for different wrestling or kick techniques. Even the boxing tactic is the one that is most applied and modified for every martial art.
Hands – a natural weapon of human instincts: Throughout the evolution of mankind, the hands have become the most versatile and versatile parts of the body. All human activities revolve around the movement of the hands.
Modern boxing is aimed at perfecting the fighting ability of the hands. In martial arts, every martial art must more or less have to have hand techniques. From the pureblood to hand control the opponent to the dominant striking foot game like Muay also have to use the arm to open the way for the leg phase on the knee.
The most special feature of Boxing is the variables. With just one combo, Boxing can be used in a variety of ways for different requirements. With so many variables, Boxing is really very difficult to predict and want to look like. Through these basic reasons, it is not surprising that Boxing has become the leading platform in professional MMA.
Karate Kyokushin – Toughness and alertness in each combo sequence
In the course of Karate’s development, the Kyokushin sect turned into a different, more brutal and tougher branch. Kyokushin fighters often fight at close range and almost change their moves continuously. It is this style of hard-working and pressure-based that I forged a class of martial artists extremely alert in the rain. Kyokushin’s students were not only physically and mentally stubborn, they were practically full butchers.
However, Kyokushin’s bloody stubbornness is not the kind of recklessness, Kyokushin fighters are forced to keep awake in the state of receiving a series of bare-handed punches into the chest but still have to watch out for those attacks. onto the leg unexpectedly from the opponent. For the attacker, the Kyokushin fighters must calculate the change and return the decisive blow right in the moment when they enter the heated fight.
Although it is also in the name of mixed martial arts, MMA competitions around the world do not always use the same set of rules.
After more than 25 years of development, MMA has become a popular form of competition in the world. However, as with other competitive disciplines, each MMA tournament undergoes a period of change and use of different rules.
Unified Mixed Martial Rules used by UFC
Starting with the UFC 28 in 2000, UFC uses the Unified Mixed Martial Rules proposed by the New Jersey State Sports Commission. The law later received the support of the Association of Boxing Committees and was applied throughout North America. This is seen as the official door to help UFC to get the consensus organized by the states. And the most prominent individual in the construction of this code is UFC referee Big John McCarthy.
The 5-minute / half game rules, the rules of the upper outfit or the ban, Unified Mixed Martial Rules also continuously have adjustments. All are aimed at making MMA more professional in the eyes of the audience and avoiding judgments as a form of competition. Currently, MMA tournaments in North America such as BELLATOR, PFL, LFA or European MMA tournaments like Cage Warriors, KSW, M-1 Global also use this Code.
ONE Championship, PRIDE Fighting Championship and soccer-kick
As UFC counterparts in Asia, PRIDE FC and ONE Championship also use different laws to their North American competitors. Most especially, the audience still remembers the equally competitive law of PRIDE FC.
When UFC dropped the blow to the opponent’s head while lying down, PRIDE FC in Japan continued to maintain these techniques. The audience is not uncommon images of soccer kicks or stomps kicks on the opponent’s head while lying down. It is fierce, but PRIDE FC forbids fighters to use elbow techniques, a weapon when effective on the stage.