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  1. Flipper is offline

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    Why is MMA bloodier than boxing?

    My wife and I caught the last part of the last round of the Florian vs. Guida and she asked me why MMA was so much bloodier than boxing. I must admit that fight had more blood flowing than usual but I couldn't give her a definitive answer.

    My best guesses are:

    Thinner gloves - less padding and more tearing damage to the face(?)
    Elbows - those really cut open head targets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper View Post
    My wife and I caught the last part of the last round of the Florian vs. Guida and she asked me why MMA was so much bloodier than boxing. I must admit that fight had more blood flowing than usual but I couldn't give her a definitive answer.

    My best guesses are:

    Thinner gloves - less padding and more tearing damage to the face(?)
    Elbows - those really cut open head targets
    good guesses, thinner gloves plus grappling where you can (basically) lie on someone and drag the seams of your gloves over their faces and try to worsen anything that looks like it has good 'cut potential'.
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    and kicks.. shin kicks tend to open cuts
  4. Lu Tze is offline

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    Easier to get cut with the thinner gloves, plus all the elbows, knees and shins flying around. And grappling means they get plenty of time and opportunity to bleed all over each other.

    This is confounded by the fact that there are fewer, longer rounds, so the fighters are cleaned up less often.

    Don't make the mistake of thinking that boxing is somehow cleaner and safer though, it just looks more sanitized. At the end of the day cuts are superficial, brain damage isn't.
    Last edited by Lu Tze; 12/13/2009 8:43am at . Reason: Brain damaged
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    Punches with less padding, elbows, knees, shins, and grappling that smears the blood around.

    MMA also has more blows to the groin and eye gouges than any sport I can think of off the top of my head.

    Kinda understandable why so many people find it unpalatable.
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    Boxing stops fights due to bleeding. MMA does not unless it is obscuring vision or otherwise more serious than someone possibly fainting from the sight of blood.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

    "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

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    MMA is the human cockfighting.Of course its more bloody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefron View Post
    MMA is the human cockfighting.Of course its more bloody.
    It's true! They said it on TV!
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    If MMA is human cockfighting, track is human dogracing.
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