View Full Version : Whats the best MMA/ NHB name?
14-05-2003, 01:38 AM
I was talking to Kainer2 about the various names for MMA.
So whats your fav?
Select from above to what sounds best when describing it
I.e. what sounds better
MMA Champ of the world or
FreeFighting Champ of the world
14-05-2003, 08:45 AM
Of course i like MMA as a name, but since ive heard Eurosport are callng there shows "freefight" or freefighting, i ki nda thing that is a good name. IOts more catchier
14-05-2003, 09:42 AM
vale tudo is the ebst name for it.
europeans call it "freefighting", yanks call it "nhb", and posh people call it "mma".
i prefer vale tudo. it sounds harder :evil:
14-05-2003, 11:19 AM
I like to think of it as NHB but always tell people that I do Vale Tudo when the ask. That tends to leave them looking puzzled and I can then explain in great detail what I do.
14-05-2003, 03:12 PM
Vale Tudo, has some kind of heritage and means something. There is a lot of history and stories related to the name and people will except a modernversion of a sport which is an ancient tradition.
For example, if Sumo were new and trying to be accepted not many people would take it serious. But because it's been around for years and has some kind of history people just accept it.
14-05-2003, 08:01 PM
It's got to be Vale Tudo Godders simply because you and i come from The Vale. The recognised birth place of scrapping:mad: G
14-05-2003, 08:48 PM
It just sounds alot better, boxing kickboxing, muay thai, Vale Tudo.
It just fits better.
14-05-2003, 09:00 PM
I like Vale Tudo, MMA is great for giving the sport a soft blow, but Vale Tudo gives it character!
i think one of the problem the scene suffers from is the lack of consistency with names. With several different terms being used, people don't get the "brand recognition" that you need for public awareness. The same person could see/read three or four different features about mixed martial arts without being aware they are the same thing. Perhaps this is an issue to address?
I think "vale tudo" will take a while to catch on simply because it's foreign (hence not particularly memorable to joe public), and it doesn't automatically attract people's attention the way some of the other terms do. "Mixed martial arts" is too bland to get good brand recognition. "No holds barred" is too sensationalist for something with aspirations to become a widely recognised sport (as well as being inaccurate, and we'd all get sick of having to explain - "well no, it's not actually no holds barred"). Ditto "cagefighting", really - it sounds sensationalist and as such it's not something middle england will ever come to terms with. I like "freefighting", i think it strikes a good balance between getting people's interest, accurately representing what we do and having the potential to go mainstream.
At the moment, I tend to use "vale tudo" when talking to those in the know, but "mixed martial arts" with people who don't know anything about it.
15-05-2003, 10:43 AM
good points from rosi there- agreed NHB and cagefighting are not good ways to describe the sport to someone who hasn't come accross it before.
one name i forgot i use quite a bit is submission fighting. personally i think its a little bit more specific than MMA or freefighting.
and godders- wtf is free-boxing? as if anyones going to choose that on the poll. tut tut :p
the only problem with submission fighting is the potential for the uninitiated to get completely the wrong idea :rolleyes:
15-05-2003, 10:54 AM
very true- i'm used to getting funny looks when i tell people what we do, but sometimes when you say submission fighting you also get the added problem of them thinking you're some kind of pervert! oh well...
15-05-2003, 12:24 PM
In the last MMA show that maccy and the dinky ninjas fought in, it was called freeboxing.
Rosi is, of course, correct but the thread was about your favourite name, not the most practical, nor the most politically correct nor the one least likely to get banned, bad mouthed or slated in the news!
Personally I love the names, Free Fighting, Vale Tudo, NHB and clubs called Punish ment and Aaron Brinks face punching academy! Because they sound 'ard LOL
15-05-2003, 10:54 PM
Rosi makes good points, no holds barred is wrong and leaves you with explaining. Mixed martial arts doesn't sound exciting at all, people will think of traditional point matches unless they know what it is.
Freefighting is a good name but I always liked the name reality fighting but it does sound a little rubbish, I think with Eurosport showing all this MMA more people who have never seen it before will come to know it as Free Fighting.
21-05-2003, 07:14 PM
Nice post my good man. Never have i put that amount of thought into the name. I call it cage fighting cos chicks dig it. ( And they do!!) :rolleyes: G
16-12-2004, 11:00 PM
MMA I feel is more correct and I like to referr to it as this but when you say MMA people are like "What?"
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