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CBS Unleashing Cage Fighting

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Posted February 29, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Well, folks, society has officially gone to hell in a handbasket. Cheesy sci-fi flicks like Running Man, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Death Race 2000 have finally come to fruition. Kinda…

Yes, CBS is bringing cage fighting to prime-time television this spring, broadcasting four MMA events each year as two-hour live specials on Saturday nights, a time period once reserved for family fare.

Called “barbaric” by sports (and social) critics in the ‘90s for its extreme violence, bloodshed, and lack of rules, cage fighting’s unsanctioned mixed martial arts (MMA) approach is said to have evolved into a more mainstream sport. For instance, biting, eye-gouging, head-butting and hits to the groin are no longer tolerated.

But have no fear, Droogies, fierce punching, kicking, karate, judo and wrestling moves -- all with no protective gear -- are still very much a part of the sport.

Oh, thank goodness.

YahooNews.com: Cage fighting slugs its way on to prime-time TV

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