But for pro boxing middleweight Tori Nelson, ranked 1 in the U. Getting an interview with her was not easy. A half-dozen bored servers in their trademark blue aprons stood against the wall; the kitchen was being inspected, which had all of them a bit on edge. Because there was nothing else to do at the restaurant, we had plenty of time to chat while Nelson waited for her shift to end.
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Mixed Martial Arts: A Knockout to Boxing? : NPR
Mixed martial arts MMA , hybrid combat sport incorporating techniques from boxing , wrestling , judo , jujitsu , karate , Muay Thai Thai boxing , and other disciplines. MMA events are sanctioned in many countries and in all 50 U. Mixed martial arts was believed to date back to the ancient Olympic Games in bce , when pankration —the martial training of Greek armies—was considered the combat sport of ancient Greece. The brutal contest combined wrestling, boxing, and street fighting. Kicking and hitting a downed opponent were allowed; only biting and eye gouging were forbidden. A match ended when one of the fighters acknowledged defeat or was rendered unconscious. In some cases, competitors died during matches.
Mixed Martial Arts: A Knockout to Boxing?
Frank Deford. UFC hide caption. One of the questions I'm often asked is this: When today's kids who love the so-called extreme sports — that's the X-Games, like skateboarding — when they grow up, won't that mean that traditional sports will tumble in popularity?
A chiseled female bodybuilder is inviting men to her Greenpoint studio to test their strength in Olympic-style wrestling against some well-built beauties. Michelle Falsetta , 44, hosts monthly wrestling shows where men grapple against trained women. The next installment is July