Guy walks into fight gym, says MMA doesn’t work
Claiming his TKD, Boxing, Aikido, and Shootfighting blend can beat an MMA fighter in MMA, this guy watches a class and then challenges a fighter on the spot.
“The first match I get him with a triangle choke. The second match you have to watch to see. Please note that my left foot is broken and that is why I did not throw any kicks with it.“
“So this guy drops in and watches my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class and he tells me that the art does not work and that his TKD, Boxing, Aikido, shootfighting blend can defeat Jiu-Jitsu/MMA in a REAL Street fight.
It irritated me to say the least but I blew him off and he left the school. He then proceeded to call my wife and I challenging me to a match numerous times for about 6 weeks.
I declined, but then he started telling people in town I was afraid of him and even went and challenged my 54 year old Thai Boxing instructor.
The next time he called I accepted his challenge and this is a video of the 2 matches.”
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.
The first UFC event was held on November 12, 1993 at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado.
The purpose of the early UFC competitions was to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight between competitors of different fighting disciplines, including boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Sambo, wrestling, Muay Thai, karate, judo, and other styles.
The UFC was originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with few rules. [source: wiki]