*Looked into the forums and didn't see anything on the subject so i decided WTF.
Ever since the Mccain era the term "Cage fighting/fighter" has been frowned upon by mixed martial artist. It is associated with the animal instinct which many of us would deny and draws to much negative attention to just how brutal the sport of MMA can be. In truth I felt the same a few years back but being the bong ripping, philosophical, certified ass kicker I am, I analyzed the term a bit. IMO I don't feel it is that bad. in truth the cage in MMA offers a wide aray of factors as well as techniques that are beneficial in a competition as well as real life. Cage fighting is simply a way of learning to fight with your back against the wall or in most instances with your opponents back against the wall. There are no ropes to fall through so you can use it to create momentum, attack or defend. This is perfect for real life application, say for instance if a larger attacker forces you against a wall or a corner. As I said this is my opinion and there is no conclusive evidence besides what we see and practice in terms of MMA. ButI feel there that we should stop pussyfooting around the term just because "The others" will see us as barbaric. soooooooo........any thoughts on the subject.