A new beginning for mixed martial arts
In short, McCain's struggle was so bitter as to push the UFC to a radical change, brought about by the new leadership of the Fertitta brothers. The Fertitta brothers gathered the sports commissions of some fundamental states for sport - Nevada, Texas, Florida - and gave them the task of drawing up regulations compatible with TV rights and the protection of wrestlers. The commissions sewed and adapted the Olympic regulations of free wrestling, Greek-Roman, boxing, taekwondo and judo and created the unified rules for mixed martial arts.
Many still believe that in the mixed martial arts there are no rules, a prejudice rooted in the bad reputation of the early years, but today there are 31 failures that can lead to the curtailment of points or disqualification.
In modern matches, for example, you can't kick an opponent with at least one knee on the ground, and you can't hit the throat, spine and nape of the neck, as well as those that were originally forbidden to eyes and groin. In short, there will be few fighters with a past in krav maga.
At the same time, the variety of combinations that are granted to fighters to inflict damage and score points are far more than 31. To be clear, Jiu Jitsu alone provides over 2500 moves and, adding to this number the techniques borrowed from the other four martial arts, we understand why MMAs are called "human chess". A match is sometimes so complex and intricate that it seems incomprehensible, but some fighters have such a brilliant talent that they are appreciated by newcomers. This is the case with the aforementioned Anderson Silva, a Brazilian over 40 with an almost supernatural ability to dodge shots. Anderson Silva by someone simply can't be hit.
The variety and brutality of the techniques allowed - such as ground and pound, where an athlete rides on the chest of an opponent who lands and punches him in the face - are essential components of the sport and lead to often surprising results.