Mma Informative Speech
November 1, 2010
The World’s Rising Sport
Topic: Mixed Martial Arts
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on how mixed martial arts started, the rules, and the organization involved in it.
Intro: * If you’re like me in high school I loved watching a good fight happen right in front of me. * But at the end of the fight the students would always get into trouble and usually so would the people who basically egged it on. * Well why go through all of that if you can just watch people fight each other all the time in mixed martial arts or MMA. * I myself love to watch this sport and love to watch it become one of the most popular sports worldwide. * For some reason watching guys basically beat up each other for money is exciting to me and apparently the whole world thinks so too. * Not only do guys fight MMA but so do women, which is why this sport is perfect for both genders. * Central Idea: Today we are going to talk about how mixed martial arts all started, the rules of MMA, and all of the different organizations that are involved with it.
Trans: First we are going to talk about the history of MMA and how it got started. I. History A. Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people would think. 1. On ezinearticles.com James Dunn an expert author and a MMA trainer says that it all started in 648 B.C. in Greece. 2. It was called pankration which was basically no holds barred anything goes. B. As time goes on so MMA changes and so does everything associated with it. 1. When it first started people basically looked at it as a very physical wrestling match, and now there are so many different styles of fighting. 2. In Europe the fights were starting to become Jiu Jitsu against boxing matches, which basically put submissions against punching.
Trans: Since so many different styles of fighting were starting to be created
Cited: Dunn, James. "The History of Mixed Martial Arts." (2007): n. pag. Web. 1 Nov 2010. http://ezinearticles.com/?The-History-of-Mixed-Martial-Arts-(MMA)&id=651615 Sack, Dave. "The MMA Minute – Major MMA Organizations ." Hijinks Inc.. N.p., 13 August 2010. Web. 1 Nov 2010. http://hijinksinc.com/2010/08/13/the-mma-minute-major-mma-organizations-non-ufc/ "Unified Rules of MMA ." MMA Fighting. MMA Fighting.com, 4 july 2008. Web. 1 Nov 2010. http://www.mmafighting.com/2008/07/04/unified-rules-of-mma-now-includes-14-weight-classes/