Real BOXING vs MMA??? - Passing Fad or the real deal
With the recent death of Arturo Gatti, it seems a side story on the internet is the debate about real boxing and the MMA craze.
Without slamming the MMA craze or the Ultimate fighting fad, my personal opinion of the MMA is a glorified "tough-guy" contest with limited skills for many of the competitors.
Also, why are supporters of these MMA competitors yelling instructions during the match?! If the fighter is listening to the peanut gallery, then they are unlikely to be in the fight, and if they are not then what is the point.
MMA may be a fad, a passing fancy, or it may become the top global sport, but it isn't boxing/ Comparing real boxing to MMA is like comparing roller derby to hockey.