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UFC 110 Australian Negative Press, Here It Is

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I wrote earlier this week that the UFC was able to evade negative press for the most part with UFC 110.  Lo and behold, I spoke to soon because look what I found in the Sydney Morning Herald:

There is to be no eye-gouging, no spitting, no pulling hair, no ''putting a finger into any orifice or any cut or laceration of an opponent''. No kicking the head of a grounded opponent.

But mixed martial arts lets just about anything else go, combining tactics from combat sports including punching, elbowing, kneeing, kicking, wrestling, choking and grappling.

"Those watching on television will see blood flowing and clearly distressed combatants dropping to the canvas, and then having blows rained onto their heads,"... "The fighters are in a cage, almost dehumanizing them…By contrast, boxing is properly controlled. The possibility of brain damage through concussion is well recognized and referees intervene at the first sign of genuine distress…"

Not to mention the title of this piece is "Ultimate Violence May Escape On To Streets".  However, at least there are some fans of the sport trying to educate the noobs in the comments section of this close minded piece.