In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics.
Here are the results:
51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs
47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them on fight night
29 percent worry about a fighter dying inside the Octagon
41 percent believe Georges St. Pierre is the best MMA fighter on earth
16 percent admit that sweat is the grossest thing about their opponents
96 percent are opposed to having a transgender athlete compete in MMA
27 percent have competed against opponents who lost their bowels during a fight
74 percent are against promoter-mandated “super fights”
76 percent are in favor of a fighter’s union
For the record, the UFC employs over 300 mixed martial arts fighters. Which means around 90% of the fighters on the active roster were not quizzed.
Some other interesting facts from the quiz results include:
The average fighter salary ($70,307)
The average amount of weight cut prior to a fight (17 pounds)
The results of the poll are very interesting, but it is hard to judge how accurate the percentages really are with so few fighters being quizzed.
What do you think Penn Nation?
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