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Petition to Rename Sport of MMA to UMA

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by EndlessCritic, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    For as long as I have watched MMA, I have had to listen to critics complain that "mixed" martial arts involves taking composite martial arts which are pure, and combining them into a less elegant form. A bastard mutt if you will, in which the whole is less than the sum of the parts.

    The problem with this criticism is that in fact, the individual martial arts are simply arbitrary subsets of hand to hand combat. There is nothing "pure" about their separation into different arts, only arbitrariness. Separated, the martial arts have glaring holes within each of them. Bringing them together closes those gaps.

    So what we should be calling the sport is "Unified Martial Arts." The word "unified" signals that the arts belong combined -- not separated, and that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

    Thank you for listening to my Ted talk.
     
  2. Red Dragoniop Brown Belt

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    cool.... where is the petition thou???
     
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  3. The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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  4. SteveColdStone School of Self Awareness

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    Training UFC is way better than training UMA
     
  5. ReyesWon Banned Banned

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    Words too big and complex.
     
  6. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Won't be calling it UMA, but that's an interesting take.
     
  7. Prologue Purple Belt

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    It's TRANE UFC breh.
     
  8. Slatersan Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Looks like someone just learned the word “arbitrary” in his english course.
     
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  9. Tugboat Brown Belt

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    I bet you call the cellar your underground housing unit.
     
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  10. Nutella FAN White Belt

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    I propose to name it BBB

    Broke bums brawling
     
  11. Dorkman Silver Belt

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    Feel like there's probably a host better things you could be choosing to focus on. Seems pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. How about getting a petition going to allow knees to grounded opponents? Now there's something with some substance to it.
     
  12. Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    why not just call it Oprah lol

    no it's actually an interesting point
     
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  13. pizzle Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Why does it always gotta have "ultimate" in it?
     
  14. aerius Silver Belt

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    You're a bit late to the party. Shevchenko sisters have been learning UMA from their coach since they were kids.
    https://www.ufc.com/athlete/valentina-shevchenko

    My coach Pavel Fedotov has taught all his students mixed martial arts (what he called Universal Martial Arts) long before they were popular like today. Every time we trained, we practiced sambo, judo, wrestling, boxing, and taekwondo. Every week we competed in different styles and sometimes at two different events with different styles on the same day. I have been training mixed martial arts (MMA) since the beginning, and I started competing in MMA professionally in 2003.
     
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  15. Donutdude Green Belt

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    I actually like the idea. It makes the sport seem just a little bit more professional.
     
  16. newjerseynick Chef de queso a la parrilla y hombre lobo Platinum Member

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    They should change it to PFEO
    People Fighting Each Other
     
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  17. Get To Da Choppa Brown Belt

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    So if we change the name, then when you Google UMA you get this instead of Conor
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  18. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Banned

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    I want it to be renamed back to human cockfighting.
     
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  19. pointblankstrike White Belt

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    I'd like to call it let them bleed martial arts, or barbarian fighting.
     
  20. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Is that really the best photo of Uma Thurman you could have come up with?
     
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