Warning. At one point in this article you will see someone discussing a grisly injury. If this is something uncomfortable for you, please accept my apology.
The thing about MMA, in and of itself, is that it’s based upon a combination of extreme levels of violence and also extreme levels of skill. To participate in the sport and be successfull, you can’t be the stereotypical bar-brawling tough guy some of MMA’s critics have decried the common-day MMA athlete as being. But in that same vein, you have to have both a high pain personal threshold and an equally high pain tolerance for your opponent. Simply put, you have to be willing to suffer as much as you are willing to make your opponent suffer. That brings us to this weekend’s Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate fight from Strikeforce.