What do I know about mixed martial arts? An article on Babbitts Sports Center about Hamed Wardak and his interest in mixed martial arts led me to ask myself that exact question. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is often known as cage fighting or ultimate fighting. It’s a full combat sport that allows an array of fighting techniques and skills to be used during competitions. The sport’s roots can be traced back to contests that took place during the early 1900s, in Europe and Japan. MMA didn’t gain popularity in the United States, though, until 1993, when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Royce Gracie won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship tournament, sparking a new interest in martial arts.

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