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408ruskowskyfinalpres

  1. 1. Is Mixed Martial Arts a Sport?<br />Seth Ruskowsky<br />
  2. 2. What is a sport?<br />Definition:<br /><ul><li>“an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition, the occupation of athletes who compete for pay” </li></li></ul><li>What is MMA?<br /><ul><li>Mixed Martial Arts
  3. 3. One of the world’s oldest sports
  4. 4. Originally to gauge plausibility of martial art
  5. 5. Later, answer who the toughest person is
  6. 6. Now who is most rounded/best athlete</li></li></ul><li>History of MMA<br />Been around since Ancient Greece<br /><ul><li>Olympic Game
  7. 7. Carlos Gracie begins Challenge
  8. 8. Bruce Lee and Jeet Kun Do
  9. 9. Gracie’s to US
  10. 10. UFC is born
  11. 11. MMA popularized</li></li></ul><li>Similarities to Other Sports <br /><ul><li>Technique
  12. 12. Stamina
  13. 13. Strategy
  14. 14. Baseball- Batters not swinging at first pitch
  15. 15. Boxing- Ali’s Rope-A-Dope
  16. 16. Football- Oregon’s spread offense scheme
  17. 17. Analyzing the game </li></li></ul><li>Why is MMA not considered a sport?<br />Lack of awareness<br />Lack of education<br />Violence<br />Very young sport<br />
  18. 18. Safety<br />Violent, but safe<br />No deaths<br />Doctors on site<br /><ul><li>Referees required to have EMT knowledge</li></ul>Pre and Post fight evaluations<br />Majority of injuries lacerations<br />Very low concussion rate<br />
  19. 19. MMA’s Future<br />Fastest growing sport in last five years<br /><ul><li>106% increase in interest year after year </li></ul>TV Shows<br /><ul><li>Spike
  20. 20. CBS
  21. 21. Showtime</li></ul> Videogames<br />Some exposure on ESPN<br />
  22. 22. Conclusion<br />

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