Some Noob Questions
Although I’m practicing Karate for some years I never took mucho notice of the sports-side of (mixed) martial arts. But now I changed my mind and therefore would like to ask some rather simple noob questions in order to understand what’s going on in mixed martial arts with all the different promoters, events and styles.
1) What is the most professional promoter in the sense that the fights are clean and that there aren’t any Don King like characters deciding behind the scene who’s gonna win and who’s gonna lose? I it UFC which seems at least the most known and commercially successful? I need to know where to start and there are different promoter (DREAM, Strikeforce, K-1; UFC,…).
2) Where one sees the most interesting fight? I liked what I saw of K-1 since its more Kickboxing and the fighters actually kick and box which I find more interesting than what I’ve seen so far from UFC where seems to be going on more floor action with grabbling and in submission-locking. So to me “interesting” is when there are some rules and I don’t personally consider it very interesting seeing two guys clinching on the floor for entire rounds.
3) Where can one learn more about the sport and its techniques? I’m looking for reviews of fights which explain tactics and techniques where one actually can learn something. Any advice anybody?