Welcome to the community! There are a few reasons why we felt inspired to create this awesome place, we've jotted down a few of them here 😎.
1) We wanted to build a platform to allow content creators in the MMA space to thrive.
2) We wanted to build the world's first mainstream MMA community, a place that's fun, positive, educational and helps with the progression of our beloved sport.
3) We want to build a more decentralised yet thriving MMA community outside of all the other usual social platforms and in turn provide a richer, personal and more valuable experience.
Another reason is education, the amount of ignorance applied to MMA from un-educated observers who assume that 'MMA' means 'cage fighting' or 'human cock fighting' in the UFC or any other promotion is astonishing and we always find ourselves defending our position in social scenarios when talking about our love and appreciation for the sport.
Yes, there is brutality if you wish to compete at the highest level of Mixed Martial Arts but the reality is that all forms of martial arts (as an expression of the human body) offer so much in the way of physical fitness, confidence, spirituality, wellbeing, mental health, self-defence and personal achievement. Some of the highest achievers in all walks of life practice some form of Martial Arts.
In every city across the globe you'll find an MMA gym, and in that gym you'll find human beings from all races, genders and religions working together, helping and coaching each other, striving for perfection on the mats of truth. It's a beautiful sight and an overwhelming experience for humans from deprived social backgrounds or abusive relationships that haven't experienced family, respect or love for such a long time. It can be a turning point for them, learning to fight, learning to protect themselves and learning to respect themselves and others.
Everyone we know that's attempted to learn a form of martial arts has never given up on it, there are countless stories out there from people from all walks of life that have managed to transformed their lives through Martial Arts.
Most people we know who are into BJJ are addicted to it, for them it's problem-solving on the physical plane, helping to balance out the constant mental noise that humans suffer with daily. More and more of those people are transitioning to MMA for an all-round fitness and wellbeing experience.
We'll tell anyone that'll listen, if you want to experience 'presence', the 'here and now', then there is no better way to do achieve what you might call 'flowstate' than learning a form of Martial Arts.
Another reason is the deep appreciation we have for the athletes that are willing to live this MMA life and give it everything, to chase the glory through all the pain, all the doubters, the lack of funding, scraping to get by just to get to that next bout. MMA is unlike any other sport, athletes put more on the line than any other sport, they sacrifice their bodies and minds, they are all in - everything, some are willing to take their last breath in competition.
MMA athletes are gladiators but are also so vulnerable in many different ways, they are as real as it gets, heart on the sleeve, they bet everything on themselves in the way most other humans wouldn't dare to do, they are willing to give it all and fail in isolation in front of millions. Watch a few episodes of the UFC's 'The Thrill and the Agony' and you'll get a sense of what I mean.
So please feel free to join us, share your knowledge, experience and ideas with the community regardless of your gender, race, background, age or religion without judgement or abuse. Help us build a thriving, welcoming, positive, inclusive experience.