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Many people believe that the United States is the creator of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) news agency states that martial arts have long been a familiar part of life. live Hong Kong street culture. The South China Morning Post believes that martial arts legend Bruce Lee belongs to the first generation of people who experienced and created martial arts.
Since he was a teenager, Bruce likes to incorporate various martial arts into his own style, bringing mixed martial arts into the street competitions of Hong Kong, at that time. decades before the establishment of the UFC tournament in the US, the premier league in the mixed martial arts genre.
More and more people who are passionate about martial arts history are interested in the assumption that the first person to create martial arts, also known as mixed martial arts, was Bruce Lee. In a scene of “Enter the Dragon” (1973), two characters of Bruce Lee and Hong Jin Bao and their competitors compete in a high and low level at a temple.
In this scene, Bruce’s character applies the moves of the martial arts jiu-jitsu and judo but in a mixed, innovative, fresh style, leading many people to think that this is one of the proofs that Bruce had his first experiments in martial arts, through the fighting scenes of the characters he took on.
Mr. Dana White, the incumbent president of the famous UFC general martial arts tournament in the US, also recognized Bruce as the ancestor of MMA. Because the martial arts movie star broke the barriers between the disciplines, mixed it up and formed an impressive synthetic martial arts style.
Unfortunately, the life of martial arts legend Bruce Lee was too short, he soon passed away at the age of 32 due to cerebral edema, he passed away on July 20, 1973. After Bruce passed away, the resistance sports practice movement began to bloom around the world. To this day, people continue to experiment with a variety of synthetic martial arts styles.
The golden age of martial arts movies
Martial arts films began to reach out into Hong Kong in the mid-1960s. When Enter the Dragon hit theaters after the death of male lead Bruce Lee, it hit the box office. , grossing 350 million USD from the global box office, while the investment in film production is only 860,000 USD.
Since then, martial arts films have been known and loved by moviegoers in both the East and the West. Enter the Dragon is also the first oriental martial arts film to be co-produced by a major Hollywood studio.
After 8 months officially recognized by the French Sports Department, MMA, which is famous for being a fierce and dangerous combat competition, was presented for the first time in an arena in France.
The premiere taking place on October 10, 2020 at the Bercy-Paris sports hall marks the first step on the path to finding recognized status as an official sporting activity. Thus, from now on, MMA no longer organizes piracy with contests between opponents who are not recognized as boxers or athletes.
Originating from the modern Brazilian Jiu-jitsu martial arts, MMA officially entered the game station in the United States since the early 1980s with a fairly free form of competition. For many people, MMA is still seen as an extremely rough, non-sport game.
In the early days, boxers went to the ring fighting without gloves, time limit and no weight rating, and there were only a few rules of convention. All attacks against each other in all martial arts are allowed.
The idea of the initiators was that through MMA matches it was possible to see which martial arts were superior. In MMA, the main martial arts used are Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick-boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Judo. The goal is to defeat the enemy to the end.
Because of its brutal and dangerous nature, MMA is banned in France, although most countries still organize martial arts stands. It was not until February 2020, under the sponsorship of the French Federation of Boxing (FFB), that the French Sports Department officially allowed MMA to play as a professional sport. Despite being banned, according to AFP, in France there are still about 40,000 people playing the martial art in hundreds of sports clubs.
One of the reasons for the French Sport Department to legalize the MMA is to put it in a regulatory framework rather than ban it. Meanwhile, in the countries that are allowed to organize MMA is not a small source of income. The MMA arena often attracts a record audience watching via television as well as live in front of the ring.
In the US, the MMA’s biggest tournament UFC, each year broadcasting 45 live matches, is worth an estimated $ 4 billion. UFC matches are now broadcast on 150 countries’ television in a paid form, which is always very popular. Mixed martial arts are now a lucrative sports market. The French market is definitely within the UFC’s sights.
According to the martial arts statistics site Tapology, UFC light UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is 6th on the list of the 10 best martial arts fighters in MMA history.
According to the latest Tapology chart, number one goes to Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian legend is a former UFC 2 weight class champion that includes mid and mid-range.
St-Pierre retired in 2017 after his victory over Michael Bisping. In 28 attempts, the 39-year-old former boxer won 26 times and successfully defended the title 9 times.
The second runner-up is Jon Jones. The heavyweight champions 13 times defended the title and lost only one game to Matt Hamill because of a 2009 rule.
In third place is Anderson Silva, a former mid-tier UFC champion who holds the longest record of dominating the title with 2,457 days. The other two names in the top 5 are Demetrious Johnson and Fedor Emelianenko.
As soon as this ranking was released, there was quite a bit of controversy about Khabib’s position, although he was the only fighter in the top 10 to achieve unbeaten performance.
When Khabib announced his retirement after his victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, many experts, boxers and fans immediately called him GOAT (Greatest of all time). This issue still caused a lot of controversy, but the fact that Tapology eliminated Khabib from the top 5 was completely opposed.
The remaining four positions in the top 10 are Daniel Cormier, Jose Aldo, Randy Couture and Stipe Miocic. Meanwhile, UFC star Conor McGregor is ranked 16th.
At UFC 254 on October 25, light champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said the victory over Justin Gaethje was also his last.
At UFC 254, the results did not come as much of a surprise. Gaethje still actively attacked with pillars and punches. Meanwhile, Khabib is also confident to stand, combining the forte.
In the final seconds of the first half, Khabib put Gaethje locked in the armbar (after the successful wrestling. Fortunately for the American boxer time the first half ran out. Gaethje’s turret, Khabib fell over his opponent and ended with a triangular lock.
This victory helped Khabib successfully defend the UFC light-weight championship belt and extended his unbeaten run to 29. However, his decision to quit MMA made many fans regret.
Previously, Khabib suggested retiring after reaching a record of 30 victories according to his father’s wishes. After the match, instead of celebrating his victory, the Russian boxer dropped his face on the floor and cried because he remembered his father.
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, former UFC light champion Conor McGregor challenged boxing legend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. The match took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and millions of fans around the world were enthusiastically watching.
Time and number of rounds
A high level boxing match is almost always scheduled in 12 innings, three minutes each. In the past it was 15 innings. As for UFC matches: each non-title contest will be scheduled for three innings, five minutes each. In both sports, the rest time is one minute between sets.
Characteristics of the match
While boxers often use their elbows and heads to gain an advantage. They are officially allowed to attack the opponent with just punches, and even the excessive tightening is prevented and monitored by the referee. If a fighter is knocked down, his opponent is not allowed to continue attacking him until he is back up and has referee’s permission to do so.
This is the UFC’s biggest contrast to boxing. In addition to using fists, they were allowed to cling, wrestle, kick and continue to attack their opponents while they were knocked out on the ring.
A UFC MMA fighter is often trained in a number of different fighting disciplines. Usually a martial artist will specialize in one martial art, but still be proficient in other subjects. Boxing boxers are trained only one subject is boxing. They tend to practice better cardio than MMA fighters, but they don’t practice any other disciplines.
Unlike in boxing, UFC boxers are banned by contracts with UFC to pursue their own sponsorship deals. They currently have only one joint sponsor with Reebok.
Cutman is responsible for the prevention and treatment of martial arts injuries during the half-time break. Boxers often choose and supply their own cutman. Whereas the UFC provides a cutman for each corner and usually a cutman operates in one corner for all matches in each event.
Conor McGregor appears ready to return to the UFC octagon for a rematch with Dustin Poirier after a statement on social media.
Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the UFC octagon in June when there were disagreements with the organization. However, this is not the first time he has announced his retirement and it seems that in previous times, the Irish boxer was about to return to the most famous MMA arena on the planet.
Previously, many moves showed that the former 2 weight class champion wanted to return to the ring. Recently he and Dustin Poirier exchanged on social media about a charity match. Even the 2 closed the match date on 12/12. However, as soon as the UFC got involved, that plan had to change a bit.
Specifically, UFC President Dana White confirmed to submit a proposal for a war between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Poirier immediately agreed, and now it is McGregor’s turn to have an almost authentic statement on social media.
Specifically, he accepted the UFC offer to play against Dustin, but that has to happen in 2020. McGregor is ready for November 21st. And if something goes wrong he can’t play it too. available for any of December 12 and 19. He will also donate $ 500,000 to The Good Fight Foundation.
Currently UFC and President Dana White have no official statement regarding, but with the share of Conor McGregor, a rematch between him and Poirier is very close. Even November 21 is remarkable, this is the date of the main event UFC 255, a very reasonable timeline.
However, the return of Conor McGregor to the octagon also made his fight with Manny Pacquiao more difficult. Let’s wait and see the latest developments of this event.
Conor McGregor is an Irish MMA fighter born on July 14, 1988 (32 years old). McGregor made his professional MMA ring debut in March 2008 by knocking out Gary Morris in the light weight category. McGregor performed impressively to win the CWFC (Cage Warriors) 2-Weight Championship title before joining UFC in February 2013. At the MMA arena, Conor McGregor also owned two belts. before announcing his retirement in June.
Despite having a MMA career that is considered great, Conor McGregor is also noticed when he once stepped onto the boxing ring in a one-on-one battle with unbeaten legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Despite the defeat, but the Irish boxer was still happy to claim a lot of money. With his acting pretty and many scandals, McGregor is also nicknamed ‘Notorious’.
- Alexander Gustafsson
Considering the UFC’s heavy bottom, Alexander Gustafsson is one of the greatest. Gustaffson faced two of the greatest warriors of all time, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, for the championship title a total of three times. And with that was the TKO defeat against Jon Jones at UFC 165, which is ranked top 3 best UFC title match of all time.
The kickboxing platform makes Gustafsson an extremely interesting and outstanding fighter. Despite announcing the glove hanging, Gustafsson will forever be considered one of the UFC’s most annoying heavyweight lower-tier opponents.
- Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber and the team he formed, Team Alpha Male, cannot be ignored. Faber’s personal record speaks volumes with victories over elite warriors such as Dominick Cruz, Raphael Assuncao and Jens Pulver.
Besides, Faber is also a big brothe of Team Alpha Male, a group of fighters with champions like TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Faber’s contributions to MMA as an individual and a member of Team Alpha Male make him one of the greatest warriors of all time.
- Dan Henderson
During his heyday, no one could stop Dan Henderson’s right hand. Defeating famous punches like Michael Bisping, Wanderlei Silva and Renzo Gracie, Henderson is known for his strength and knack for ending opponents.
However, Henderson has failed to win the UFC throne three times when he was defeated by Michael Bisping, Anderson Silva and Rampage Jackson. Although not a champion at the UFC, Henderson’s success in Strikeforce and Pride is certainly enough to make him an MMA legend.
Not only that, Henderson also proves that he is still the elite martial artist when his career is on the other side of the slope with the title match at the age of 46. Henderson’s flexibility, interesting fighting style and victory In front of fellow MMA legends is a factor for him to become a UFC legend.
27 years since its first debut event, UFC has produced many outstanding and world-famous boxers. However, not all boxers have a prestigious title in the largest MMA tournament in the world.
Since its inception in 1993 up to now, UFC has had thousands of boxers. Greatness in the MMA, though, is often measured by the number of titles the puncher has and the number of times they defend those titles. But there are truly special UFC fighters whose greatness cannot be measured by such standards.
Some of the best punchers have ever competed in the UFC but never won the championship. The article below mentioned 5 names that have left the most impression.
Donald Cerrone is one of the few punches the UFC should have. Cerrone holds the record for the most number of attempts at UFC with 36 games, including 23 wins.
With a record of 23 wins and 13 losses at the UFC, Cerrone is also the person with the highest frequency in this tournament with an average of 3 matches / year. During his playing career, this American boxer has faced many famous punches including Conor McGregor, Benson Henderson or Nate Diaz.
Despite losing the lightweight championship title to Rafael dos Anjos, there is no reason to doubt that Cerrone is the most dangerous and talented puncher in UFC history.
With a combination of deadly Muay Thai skills coupled with gripping experience, Cerrone has built his image as an UFC legend and one of the greatest warriors ever to win a championship.
Possessing an excellent skill set along with a cool style makes Diaz one of the most loved punches in the past decade. With victories over names like Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, Diaz over and over again proves that he is capable of beating anyone at any given moment.
Diaz’s only title match was against former champion Benson Henderson, which he lost by consensus. Despite that loss, Diaz’s performance against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 made him one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time. Weakly judged, but Diaz used his overwhelming fighting style and branding skills to subdue McGregor at 1:48 in the second half.
Diaz’s skills, personality, and popularity have cemented his image as one of the most cherished boxers and the best fighter the UFC has ever had.
So how far is this MMA’s actual combat? We already know this is not a separate martial art. This is a combination, mixed martial arts, martial freedom that is not bound to the move. Thus, the MMA practitioner will learn many different martial arts at the same time. When fighting will use whatever martial arts bring your advantage.
For example, when fighting, from a boxing stance, to launch speed and power punches, the boxer can change to hit the floor. The goal of MMA is to defeat the opponent as quickly as possible, so the fighter applies a simple and pragmatic style. The MMA does not divide moves, but form a fighting style. There are three main ways of fighting, including kick, wrestling and punching, and hitting the floor.
Chinese martial arts and many other disciplines that only focus on boxing, using arms and legs. With MMA, there are usually few boxers who use monopoly boxing such as boxing, muay thai, teakwondo and karate. The strength of this type of attack is the ability to move, avoid attacks and attack dangerous. But the downside is that it is impossible to launch attacks when pressed against the floor.
With MMA fighters, wrestling and fighting is almost mandatory if you want to survive in matches. Boxers can knock opponents to the floor and punch. Or you can also use locking moves, squeezing the opponent’s body parts. Typical of this style in MMA are wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Sambo.
MMA overcomes the weaknesses, turning it into comprehensiveness which is the dominant factor compared to traditional martial arts. If meeting a strong opponent, using the right of charge, MMA boxers can use the object to bring the opponent to the floor, eliminating the ability of the opponent to attack.
Compared with traditional martial arts, MMA martial arts score for its comprehensiveness in its moves. MMA is the overall mix of all martial arts. Viewers easily see 3 main fighting styles: kicking, wrestling and punching, hitting the floor. Occasionally, you will come across judo artifacts or colorful old nock-out pieces of Muay Thai. That always makes the audience extremely excited and cheering.
Unlike traditional martial arts, which emphasize the art of performing, MMA is extremely realistic. Pragmatic and simple fighting style is the core because you need to defeat your opponent as quickly as possible. Therefore, the climax, the extremely stimulating drama is always created, making the audience suffocate.
Comprehension is what makes MMA martial arts stand out from other traditional martial arts. When meeting an opponent using boxing, MMA boxers easily overcome them with the attacks that make the opponent fall to the floor and destroy their attack ability.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson believes that it is easy to defeat MMA boxer Conor McGregor under the boxing law.
Mike Tyson is known for his fierce and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring. Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time.
Mike Tyson is actively training to get back on track after 15 years off playing. The 54-year-old boxing legend will participate in an eight-round performance match with Roy Jones Jr on September 12 and he is very confident in his own strength.
On the recent Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon show, Mike Tyson was asked about his ability to defeat Conor McGregor, the UFC legend if he had a chance to confront it. Mike Tyson gently replied that he would kick Conor McGregor out of the ring if they were to play boxing rules.
The reason Mike Tyson is confident is because he has a much better body than Conor McGregor. Although 22 years older than this MMA fighter, Tyson played in the heavyweight, while Conor McGregor’s career was tied to light.
During his career, Mike Tyson has won 44 knock-out wins and won 2 world heavyweight boxing titles. In contrast, Conor McGregor, despite being good at MMA, could not promote his talent outside the octagonal cage.
In the first and only boxing match in his career, Conor McGregor lost to puncher Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Since then, Conor McGregor refused to go to the top with boxers before making an announcement. retired in June.
Although confidently winning Conor McGregor, but Mike Tyson also praised the talent of this 32-year-old boxer. He added he never had a real boxing match before he met Floyd, but he still has had 10 rounds against the best boxer in the last 100 years. He’s been through 10 rounds and got some of the greatest boxers in the face for 100 years. It was a commendable part of Conor McGregor’s performance.
IMMAF – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is a non-profit organization specializing in the management of MMA activities at the amateur level worldwide. Founded in 2012, IMMAF has now gathered 63 federations and groups representing countries in 5 continents around the world.
In fact, MMA audiences are mostly aware of this sport through tournaments like UFC, Bellator, PFL (North America), ONE Championsip, Road FC (Asia), Cage Warriors, M-1 Global ( Europe, Russia), PRIDE, RIZIN (Japan).
However, all of these tournaments operate as private companies and brands with the primary goal of generating profits for investors. The Sports Committees are only tasked with overseeing the operation and not participating in the management, training and organization of the tournament.
On the contrary, IMMAF emphasizes on non-profit activities, aiming to develop and link MMA movement under the consensus of state management agencies. This is considered the most obvious difference between IMMAF and global organizations such as UFC or ONE Championship.
Amateur and competition rules
True to its criteria, IMMAF focuses on extensive training before deepening, supporting organizations in countries where MMA does not yet officially exist. In addition, IMMAF emphasizes amateurish rather than professional elements such as UFC or ONE Championship.
In this regard, IMMAF is also acting as AIBA in Boxing. The separation of management goals helps IMMAF find fighters and develop a wider, more accessible movement, with less demanding requirements than professional tournaments.
The amateur element that IMMAF wants to show is the most obvious way to organize the matches. At the IMMAF, boxers will compete with thicker gloves, requiring the use of competition uniforms including pipe protectors, standard competition suits. In addition, IMMAF uses a simplified competition law compared to the uniform MMA Code being used by professional MMA organizations.
Towards the Olympics
The reason IMMAF is focusing on being amateurish is because its goal is to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This has been affirmed in the vision at all the congresses and posted on the IMMAF homepage.
Establishing a federation with a sufficient number of members, a structured operational structure to change the mind about MMA with management and the world, IMMAF considers this the highest goal of the organization in the near future. After 2 years of establishment, since 2014, IMMAF has also organized world tournaments in the form of qualifying and awarding medals similar to the Olympic system.