I am bringing back an old, but fun title. For all of you that are new and haven't seen this on Mania before, when a thread turns from the original subject, to an offshoot argument that is still an MMA topic, but cannot be settled by way of debate due to differing points of view, we post a score settler and ask everyone.
So, just in case you missed it, in the latest Nick Diaz thread, ViolentMike defines the term fight as any competition in which you can punch someone in the face or kick them in the face. I.E. a fight is only a fight if there is striking.
Kinglujan believes that any form of martial art "match" should be considered a fight. Guys from his gym in Judo, and BJJ, both call their up coming tournaments "fights".
I jumped in to ask some questions, and wanted to give this fun debate a life of its own, so I am posting the score settler. VM is too lazy to do it, and KL is "too new" to do it, so I took the reins
Let's hear your take.
What defines the word "fight".
Martial arts matches that only have some form of striking. (28 votes)
Any martial arts match. (30 votes)
Other (explain below) (9 votes)
The Deuce option (if you don't know it, this is probably your first Score Settler) (8 votes)
75 total votes