I spent New Year’s watching Pride with Jay Lee. Pride is like a newer Ultimate Fighting Championship. No holds barred fighting. Pretty much everything is allowed. Punching, grappling, kicking, knees to the face, whatever. One fight I saw ended when a fighter’s collar bone snapped, causing this huge protrusion on his shoulder (although it didn’t break the skin).

In fact, it’s easier for the announcers to explain what isn’t allowed. No hitting the groin. No something or other to the back of the head. But what I thought was hilarious was one announcer saying, “and of course, no elbows to the head”. Of course not. You can knee him in the head all you want. But no elbows to the head. That would be barbaric.

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