The Art in Mixed Martial Arts

Until 2016, my favorite sport was illegal in the state of New York.

During a hearing regarding its legalization, NY assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell memorably quipped , “[It’s] two half-naked hot men rolling around in a cage trying to dominate each other. It’s basically gay porn, only with a different ending.”

The misguided assemblyman is describing mixed martial arts, or MMA, an acronym most know only as that thing Conor McGregor does.MMA consists of fighting with the least restrictions of any combat sport. There are no 10-counts, no immediate breaking of clinches, and minimal bans on striking and grappling techniques. An early […]

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