UFC Quick Quote: If you want to teach kids MMA, take them to your local bar

Bryn Lennon

Because mixed martial arts (MMA) is the equivalent of organized bar fighting, according to one hall-of-fame boxer.

"That sport right there, I can't see any art inside. If you wanna teach a kid how to fight (in MMA), you can just take him to the bar. That's what it looks like to me. I can't understand them laying on the floor like that, and the ref don't get them up. It's terrible. It's really taking off ... It's growing because boxing has been drifting away, so it's brought that (MMA) into the spotlight."

One of the greatest middleweight boxers to ever lace up the gloves, "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, has no love for the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), telling the folks at Yahoo! Sports that he just doesn't understand why two guys are rolling around on the floor. And when they aren't trying to out-muscle each other on the ground, their artless stand-up resembles a caged bar fight. Ouch. While he isn't the first pugilist to take a crap on MMA, it's already been proven that winning a UFC fight is a lot harder than it looks. Just ask this guy.

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