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Questions tagged [mma]

Questions about the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).

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Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?

Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?
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How are UFC scores awarded?

How does the UFC point system work? From watching fights I can tell that there are multiple judges that submit a scorecard, and the fighter who is the winner on the most scorecards is the winner of ...
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When making weights, why are some MMA fighters sometimes below the weight limit?

When making weights, why are some MMA fighters sometimes below the weight limit? i.e., why not stopping the weight cut when the weight limit (upper bound) is reached? E.g., looking at this mmajunkie....
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What if two boxers refused to fight each other?

Suppose that two boxers (or MMA fighters or similar) chose not to fight. They do nothing and persist in doing nothing even when instructed to start fighting. Now if it was just one doing so, then he ...
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Why do all “combat” sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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What's the UFC rules regarding steroid usage?

Per this article (1) and after watching this press conference video (2) it's so hilarious all the trash that McGregor is talking; funny stuff, but this brings up my question. What's the UFC rules ...
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What happens when a boxer/fighter/wrestler retires while holding a title?

What happens if the title owner rejects to fight anymore or announces that he/she is retired. Is a new belt made? Should he/she return it?
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What is a grounded opponent?

I just heard that for example knees to the head are not allowed to a grounded opponent in MMA. Does it mean he is lying on the ground or does he has to be on the ground with both legs and both hands?