If it saves just one life

I think the UFC should be reclassified as a PSA.

Why? I saw video yesterday of police officers subduing the suspect after a high-speed chase. In the video, another officers approaches and throws a couple of knee strikes at the suspect.

Let us assume for the moment that, despite being restrained by three or four other officers, the suspect was posing a physical threat and needed some additional subduing. I submit that back in the day the last-man-in would have used a nightstick or flashlight.

Now, though, thanks to the educational efforts of Dana White and crew, our police officers are familiar with muay thai techniques. Without this tutelage, that officer might not have known that a bent-over opponent is especially vulnerable to knee strikes.

Pay-per-view, shmay-per-view. The UFC should be on PBS.


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