sorry if it's the wrong forum
which is harder? which is more tiring on body? which is more extreme? which is more harmful? overall? Boxing or UFC?
*Sigh* Here I go again:
Just to clear things up, UFC IS NOT A SPORT! MMA is the sport, but the most mainstream promotion (outside of Japan) is the UFC, hence most people (mainly casual fans) calling the sport of Mixed Martial Arts ''UFC''. This is part of Dana White's business tactic of AK47ing the opposition away, and making the Ultimate Fighting Championship name synonymous with the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
Right, onto the matter at hand. To answer your questions specifically:
I would have to say MMA. Compared to boxing, there is more aspects of the game. I'm not a huge boxing fan (but my knowledge will hopefully expand on it) but as far as I know fights can't go to the ground. The aim of boxing is to just punch
someone in the face and body. MMA even has more varieties in the standup compartment, with the fighter having to utilize a mixture of punches, elbows, kicks, knees, etc. More complexity = Harder sport (in my opinion). And like I've already mentioned the fight can go to the ground, opening up umpty more strategies, and complexity.
which is more tiring on body?
Again, I would have to say MMA.
- For the reasons I've listed in the paragraph above.
- In boxing practise, as far as I know, you just punch bags, hit pads, and if your lucky have a spar with your coach, as far as I know.
- MMA uses more muscles, joints, and parts of the body than boxing, making MMA practise more gruelling than a boxing session.
which is more extreme?
Define what you mean by ''extreme''.
which is more harmful?
For this one, I'm going to have to say boxing. Boxing mainly focuses on punching someone in the head a million times. This will cause head injuries, and brain traumas. MMA focuses on hitting different parts of the body, and not specifically the head. When you compare the fatality rate of boxing to the fatality rate of MMA, you'll see what I mean.
But, with this being said, I am an MMA fan
, and I'm sure a fan of boxing would either phrase things differently, or say something completely different. And who am I to judge what is right or wrong?