Thread: James Figg: The father of MMA?
11/09/2010 1:50am, #1
James Figg: The father of MMA?
I'm not going to quote the whole article, but I thought it was interesting and well written.
Any comments from those who have researched this stuff?Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
11/09/2010 2:17am, #2
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interesting read. some of the links between figg and things like vale tudo seem a bit of a stretch, but interesting none the less.
11/09/2010 2:55am, #3
Yeah, especially the Brazil connection is feeble to say the least. But still it was an interesting read. I had never even heard of James Figg before this (shame on me).Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
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11/09/2010 6:11am, #5
I have nothing to add except that a friend of mine teaches at the school he's buried under, which is kind of awesome.
11/09/2010 7:32am, #6
Yep just another thing us English invented.:tongue3: