The squeamish need not apply. But if you like some barbarism with your sports spectating (and who doesn't), then sign up for a chance to win two free tickets to the Bellator 46 Fighting Championships at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino next week. Who knows you might even catch some flying blood on your own mug if you get close enough to the action.
Sure, mixed martial arts can be brutal. But we challenge skeptics to find another sport that requires as much skill as two men locked in an octagon with only what God gave them (and some light padding) trying to knock the each other silly. Read on to see how to get the tickets.
Before we go on, let's just say plenty of studies have shown that
mixed-martial arts is no more brutal, in terms of injuries and deaths,
than many other sport. Plus, you have about a thousand times more
chances of dying violently on I-95 on your way to the Seminole Hard
Rock than you do while participating in the sport.
Okay, so we made that
stat up, but we're pretty sure its kind of accurate. There already have
been plenty of defenses of the sport, including this one, so we don't
need to go into them.
But even if the statistics and science shows that mixed martial arts is
just another sport, it's hard to shake the feeling that enjoying the
fighting appeals to the not-so-pleasant aspects of human beings -- the
same parts of us that think war is cool or think watching people get
gunned in movies is similarly rad.
That's where you come in. Give us a short defense or condemnation of the
sport and you could win two tickets. But please, make your responses
short. We don't want a scientific exploration of the merits or lack
thereof. We're looking for statements like: "Anybody who
doesn't like MMA is a pussy!" or "People who like MMA are troglodytes."
You know, stuff like that, except more clever.
Facebook and leave your comment (on Facebook, not this post) defending or attacking MMA. We'll pick a
winner on Wednesday, June 22 at 3 p.m. The winner must be able to pick
up the tickets at the New Times office at 4500 Biscayne Boulevard
Thursday or Friday during business hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Good luck.
Bellator 46 Fighting Championshis takes place Saturday, June 25 at 7:30
p.m at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel (1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood). Tickets cost $25.Call 312-245-9805 or visit bellator.com for