Alot of people around Jackie's age still believe this! many of them thinking MMA is just some random street brawling
according to jackie chan mma is not fighting :)
What is mma if it is not fighting?
YouTube- Jackie Chan is Chun Li
Side Note: The guy he's fighting in the clip is Bryan Fury in the upcoming Tekken film.
wait, do you mean to tell me that non of you ever found watching GnP uncomfortable? I get all the arguments for including it. I can't honestly think of one MMA bout that should have been stopped sooner than it was (contrast with boxing..) but that doesn't change the fact that watching a fight end by GnP wasn't a bit shocking first time I saw it. I could be remembering this all wrong, but I'm sure I've seen (Pride?) fights where they stomp on the guy's head if he goes down. Nasty. GnP goes against the 'gentlemans' (or playground!) fight rules that I grew up with. Am I really such an old fart (32) that this just doesn't carry water any more?
Before anyone jumps in my **** about this post, I'm not questioning any MMA rule set, or saying that it is more unsafe than boxing, I'm just expressing surprise that many of you associate JC's unease with MMA as a generational thing. I would expect most people without any understanding of the sport to react the same way no matter what their age. And as a few folk have commented, stir in a chav-tastic brand image and you're really up against it.
As someone who's a big fan of MMA, I respect Jackie's opinion and can understand how watching a sanctioned sport where someone gets punched on the ground would be disturbing for him. Still, I am kind of disappointed he doesn't like it but then again neither do my parents or many of my friends and least he was civil and respectable in his comments.
First of all, Jackie Chan just said some stuff that I'd normally make fun of someone for saying. But he's Jackie Chan, so he gets a pass.
Second, I do think the cage is safer than a ring for MMA, but let's not pretend it wasn't designed at least partially for dramatic, ominous effect. The original UFC promoted it as the platform they used because it would have been too expensive to license the Thunderdome. I agree that it's dumb, but they did it themselves . . . and after all, if they hadn't, MMA might never have taken hold in the U.S.
Third, the "new" UFC likes to send Dana White out to say that weight classes and sanctioning mean it's just another sport now . . . . but if you watch a UFC event on television you watch a gladiator putting on his armor and walking into an arena to the strains of an over-wrought choir. They're not really trying to discourage the impression Chan's talking about.
Considering he actually took up Judo and Boxing after his years at the Peking Opera school, it's a shame he never took up BJJ, it would've been pretty cool to see him mix his signature acrobatic moves with grappling.