Why do people compare MMA to football or basketball? In those sports you don't seek to knock your oponent out. It's as simple as that, I don't care that MMA is a sport, if you had just fought your friend and he was Bisping style KOd on the mat you think you'd be saying the same then? It's very easy for us to sit here and say they should fight and that we would etc, but I bet you'd all think different if you were one of the 2 in question.
Yes it's a sport, well done for pointing that out, but it's a combat sport and you wouldn't catch me getting in with my best mate and looking to knock him out cold. If boxers do it, do guys who've trained at the same gym for years box each other? I'm not sure what the difference is and why boxers would think differently, does boxing have a lower KO ratio or something?
I agree that it's frustrating as a fan, of course I do. But I understand that 2 friends don't want to engage in combat with each other, it's so different to a bunch of men kicking a ball around a field or bouncing a ball around a court.
I don't know what the solution is though.
Last edited by Bob Pataki; 01-14-2010 at 12:28 PM.