This is one of the weirdest ‘MMA killers’ ever!
The UFC killer is called XARM (pronounced Ex-Arm), which is a strange mixture of arm wrestling and traditional MMA. The fighters are tied together and then they punch each other wearing MMA gloves and sometimes they even wrestle. No kidding, that’s how the event that was meant to make you forget Conor and Ronda looks like.
In his blog Art Davie says that MMA is more of a spectacle than a sport today and quotes journalist Eddie Goldman, who said that real technique in MMA is gone: “today you push‘em up against the cage, tumble to the mat, throw punches and elbows on the ground….that’s called technique.” Okay, the described fighting manner may be not so technical but what do XARM and technique have in common then? The answer is ‘nothing’. If you feel like watching something really technique-al, here’s a good selection. There’re no XARM fights in it but it’s just a mere coincidence.