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Outside The Cage: The Political Campaign To Destroy Mixed Martial Arts, Andrew Doeg Jan 2013

Outside The Cage: The Political Campaign To Destroy Mixed Martial Arts, Andrew Doeg

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This is an early history of Mixed Martial Arts in America. It focuses primarily on the political campaign to ban the sport in the 1990s and the repercussions that campaign had on MMA itself. Furthermore, it examines the censorship of music and video games in the 1990s. The central argument of this work is that the political campaign to ban Mixed Martial Arts was part of a larger political movement to censor violent entertainment. Connections are shown in the actions and rhetoric of politicians who attacked music, video games and the Ultimate Fighting Championship on the grounds that it glorified ...