Omaha Red Sox wrote: The Miner Part 2 wrote: Omaha Red Sox wrote:
It's the name that gets me I think. Boxing is boxing. You only use your fists. It's an old sport that is quite simple by definition. That's why I like it. Ultimate Fighting technically isn't "ultimate". It's the "Most Ultimate You Can See" Fighting.
Your football analogy is not a good one. The object of UFC is to beat
your opponent. Literally. The object of a linebacker is simply to stop his opponent. Why break a ball carrier's legs? Makes no sense
I think breaking a ball carriers legs may lead to stopping the ball carrier. I could be way off though..
I can't believe this is even a discussion. You can make this type arguement about anything you want. Nit-picking 101.
The point of UFC is to win your bout while following the guidelines of that sport. Just because they aren't allowed to try to kill someone doesn't mean that they aren't giving 100%, while following the rules of the sport.
I don't think this 'argument', if that's what you want to call it, can be made about every sport. Chances are a UFCer has great knowledge pertaining to all sorts of methods of disabling his opponent. Moves that he knows but will never use.A football player cannot say this. He has never been coached on how to break his opponent's legs.
There's the difference and why your analogy is not a good one. A UFCer has probably been shown how to kill his opponent, while a football player has not. The UFCer has great control over his skills and harness them in as they pertain to his sport. A football player can fly around aimlessly if he wishes and will not generally be penalized for it or break his opponent's legs.
And I believe I mentioned earlier that this was only another way of looking at it. My way of looking at it. I mentioned that it may very well not be relevant in this discussion.
You haven't played football, or at least on the line, have you?
Also, you don't need to be trained to break a players legs on the line with all the vulnerable positions you expose to each other.
Chances are football players, and any sport in general, have several competitors who know more than the rules.
"A football player can fly around aimlessly if he wishes and will not generally be penalized for it or break his opponent's legs."
That's a generally poor and incorrect statement. Chop blocking, the most effective way to inflict leg injury, is specifically regulated. Any move which causes excessive bodily harm is explicitly regulated by the NFL.