“Hip Show”: Russian MMA With a Few Twists

For any MMA fans: what do you make of this? Does it detract from the sport, or add a new dimension with whole new skill sets?

19 Comments on "“Hip Show”: Russian MMA With a Few Twists"

  1. DeepCough | Apr 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    I can see a sudden revival of American Gladiators.

  2. This was called “King of the Hill” when I played it as a kid.

    We didn’t have helmets and gloves though. Plus, it was a pile of rocks, not padded boxes.

  3. Running Man maybe in our future.


  4. It looks like it says “Hip Show”

    Also it appears if you post links it requires moderation. I do not like this.

  5. I am a huge MMA fan and I admit cruelty is a major factor in MMA. I admit, I wish cruelty on some of my most hated fighters. I may even laugh with joy when a fighter I despise is knocked unconscious in front of his gfriend and family.
    BUT I wouldn’t wish that despised fighter to be smashed by TWO people at once. That is a different type of cruelty. I only wish that abuse upon people who attempt to argue with me on this post, Haha.

    Also, “Hit Show” is probably not much worse than what football coaches ask of High School running backs throughout 1 season, but I am not a fan of football.

    • kowalityjesus | Apr 17, 2013 at 2:15 am |

      I think it is more like how fighting would be in a primal state (except for the plastic). How many paleolithic “rumbles” between clans started with ‘best-fighter vs best-fighter’ and then devolved into “everyone I know vs everyone I don’t know?”

      I had an insight into the idea of paleolithic fights a few years ago when I was walking in the frigid cold and my eye-lids froze shut for a second, thinking ‘how many proto-humans died before they figured out that you need salt in your tears to prevent that kind of thing from happening in a brutal head-to-head deathmatch?’ Don’t much hold the same viewpoint anymore, but that’s what I thought.

  6. This looks pretty barbaric. I am concerned about spinal injuries.

    I wrote a blog post about the upcoming UFC bout between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen if anyone is interested:


  7. Crazy Russians! I think it will last as long as they can get stupid young people to beat the shit out of each other for $. Or until the first spleen ruptures.

    • Calypso_1 | Apr 17, 2013 at 12:19 am |

      Meh, the spleen is an unessential organ.

    • kowalityjesus | Apr 17, 2013 at 2:08 am |

      there’s someone willing to compromise their body for glory and a little cash born every minute. i.e. ‘sucker’

  8. why did my comment get deleted?

  9. believein1 | Apr 17, 2013 at 5:13 am |

    This is no more MMA than if you took a tennis racket and hit someone over the head with it, and called it tennis. Sad alot of the mainstream still has no idea about MMA and how much technique and skill goes into it. It’s like hearing a newscast about “a conspiracy website called disinfo.com”. You don’t have a clue unless you’re part of it.

  10. Simon Selvfed | Apr 17, 2013 at 7:01 am |

    Remember when John McCain called MMA “human cock fighting”? In this case he would have been right. No martial artist with respect for his discipline would take chances with both giving the sport a bad name and risking serious injuries that might end a career.

    This will end soon and it is more in line with show wrestling and the padded-tv-gladiator-thing… Where’s the love for the sport and the respect for yourself and your opponents. Of course this comes from a country with little history in terms of martial arts. The respect is lacking and brutality is apparently key.

    As both a fan and (an amateur) practitioner I wish this never happened. I see the novelty value if you’re a teen with raging hormones and a new and still maturing interest in martial art, but honestly I don’t get it. Getting punches in the back of the head or jumped on from a certain height is just plain nuts. This is street fighting beefed up.

    Actually I’m not totally against it though, in a way it should continue, so we get to see that this will not lead to a greater pool of talent when it comes to MMA, these guys will not become the next MMA greats and they WILL get injured and many careers will be ruined by preventable injuries. This is not MMA and the world needs to know, so I say we let the thing run its course.

  11. ThomasPaine | Apr 17, 2013 at 8:31 am |

    WOW!! I wonder how points or “scores” are awarded.

  12. Ben Couch | Apr 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm |

    Someone is going to get a broken neck falling like that, especially while in a hold. This just seems reckless. If self-defense is the goal, there are better and safer ways to practice for these kinds of scenarios I think. If sport competition is the goal, then MMA is a fine way to go. This just seems like schtick for people who couldn’t get into MMA circuits and are attention junkies. Not my thing, but whatever. I just hope these young people know what kinds of life-changing injuries they will almost inevitably incur.

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