MMA fighters and fans are the most violent hipsters in existence. We never miss an opportunity to declare that we watched one man defeat another man in organized fighting before someone else temporally. While the fighters themselves should hang their hat on the fact that back in the day, they fought in front of five hundred people in a barn for $50, they didn’t have weapons. Hell, let’s be honest, some MMA fights you can get out of relatively unscathed. I don’t think that’s possible in stickfighting. Imagine how these guys are going to be when they explain to the equivalent of a stickfighting TUF noob that they were stickfighting in front of 18 people for a pack of cigarettes and a Zima?
The welts, they’re unavoidable. And my eye are unavertable. I’m pretty sure that’s not a word, but it should be.
Here’s two fights from StickFighting World 1: Genesis. Wince with me.