So What's Allowed in MMA Anyway?

by Shannon Fischer | May 1, 2012 12:00 am

Once upon a time, mixed martial arts and the UFC almost meant anything-goes-no-holds-barred (but never entirely). This is far from the case now though and as a matter of fact, one could even say that modern fighting is downright civilized these days — you can’t even kick a guy when he’s down (which is a good thing, in case you’re confused).

Now, I touch on a few elements of the sport and its history in my profile of up-and-coming local computer-guy-turned-fighter Joe Lauzon, but if you’re looking for a quick-and-dirty crash course on what a guy can and can’t do in the cage, check out this Clifnotes edition below. One quick note: this is by far and away not exhaustive — so if you’re desperately looking for the finer details on judging, or need a few more of the can’s-and-can’ts, check out the full list here.

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