A recent Instagram post from a clothing brand caused a lot of controversy, especially in the mixed martial arts (MMA) world…
Because it claimed that “running is more alpha than MMA“:
Running is more alpha than MMA.
The reality is that many martial arts practitioners are simply childish men, who never grew out of the phase of play fighting with their friends and fantasizing about being superheroes.
Martial arts are all about learning techniques, while running is purely about enduring pain.
Anyone with a brain could tell you which of these two is tougher.
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And, well, a big part of the MMA community was stirred up by the comment (which might’ve been the goal of the brand itself, from the marketing perspective).
Even the legendary Jon Jones shared his thoughts in one of the video’s comments:
Dude definitely got his girl sm*shed by an MMA fighter…
When you’re running too hard, you can simply stop or slow down a bit.
Being in a MMA fight is like being in the middle of the ocean. You don’t know what you’re doing, you drown, could literally die.
It’s the most real sport to ever exist.
Can’t even call it a sport. It’s a way of survival, a way of life.