Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Jul 5 16:23:10 UTC 2007

No, EXTREME FIGHITING (or ULTIMATE FIGHTING) is pugilism that is NOT sham (or perhaps it's so effectively faked that nobody can tell!)--quite different from the theater that's professional "wrestling." There are rules (no blows to the groin or the back of the head, no stomping or kicking of a contestant who's on the mat, etc.), but otherwise fistic striking, kicking, elbowing, and choking are permitted--among other applications. Often the bouts occur inside a wire-mesh cage known as "the octagon."


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 12:05:06 -0400
>From: sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
>>Last night, prior to an "extreme fighting" match on the VS ("Versus")
>>network, the print on the screen listed--among the pugilistic assets of
>>one contestant--his "veracity." For "ferocity"?
>>______________________________________________________ Maybe he just means
>>"verisimilitude" (I'm assuming "extreme fighting" is like the sort of wrestling that is largely sham).

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