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This Just In: MMA is Finished, XARM to Take Over

(Doesn’t Art Davie just ooze sincerity?)

A while back we all had a good laugh over the idiotic spectacle that is XARM, the brainchild of UFC co-creator Art Davie that meshes arm-wrestling with MMA punching people and is somehow even dumber than it sounds.  We were content to let it go, then we saw this, a blog post by Davie declaring that MMA has “lost its way” and the UFC has “de-evolved.”

Normally we’d ignore this kind of cry for attention, but it’s just too good and we love mocking things waaaay too much.  For example:

I was the guy who started this sport [ed. note: bullshit] and let me say, for the record, that I love MMA. But, I’m not the only one or the first one to say that the MMA seems to have has lost its way. MMA, and specifically the UFC, have stopped delivering the kind of extreme fighting sport that fans have come to expect. Some are saying now that the UFC has de-evolved. First it was a spectacle, then it gained acceptance as a sport and now it’s back to being a spectacle.

Recently John Perretti called it, "a fossil of what is was." And journalist Eddie Goldman, the ‘Conscience of MMA’, says that real technique in MMA is gone. He says, "today you push ‘em up against the cage, tumble to the mat, throw punches and elbows on the ground….that’s called technique." [ed. note: Eddie’s right, Anderson Silva sux!!!!]
When I created the UFC, the boxing community and martial artists, from karate to taekwondo, said it was too brutal and a freak show….a "unicorn sport". Now some in MMA are taking shots at my new sport, XARM – saying it’s too extreme [ed. note: I think the word you’re looking for is ‘tarded]. Oh, how history repeats itself! What XARM does is take the best three minutes of any MMA fight – removes the ground game…and gives fans what they want – raw, uncensored, nonstop action!
Get off the ground and step up to the table. That’s my thought….

Cleary, these are the self-serving, self-important words of a delusional and desperate man.  The fact that he puts them out there to try and leverage the UFC’s popularity to benefit his own hopelessly idiotic product is no big surprise.  The fact that he might actually believe any of it is what’s really hilarious/depressing.

Art Davie is either a man who will say positively anything with the expectation that people are dumb enough to believe it, or else he is a first-class moron himself.  Maybe it’s both.  Either way, stupidity on such an epic scale deserves recognition, so here it is. 

Now, let us never speak of this again.

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HIGH LEFT KICK- January 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm
just goes to show that the WRONG people have the RIGHT money.
It reminds me of the first time I saw/read about the Guitar Hero game. I said to myself " Nothing could possibly be more patheticly gay-gayer than this."

Now I have to make a liar out of myself and retract that statement; Nothing could possibly be more patheticly gay-gayer than XARM. Theres just so much disgust and hate built up after watching this, I feel sick, literally.

p.s. When will ppl learn that putting an " X " infront of the sport title will never be successful. We all saw where the XFL went....exactly. I can't believe how pissed this just made me.
ArmChairFighter- January 5, 2009 at 9:53 am
This just in...Tito Ortiz is being wooed by Xarm to be the organizations spokes-idiot.
ZOMG XARM LOL!- January 5, 2009 at 7:26 am
Its called Roshambo and that would be funny as hell
ZOMG XARM LOL!- January 5, 2009 at 7:22 am
I agree with you but i wanted to say that the crotch kick game is called
Rodney- January 5, 2009 at 5:09 am
What if one guy is a southpaw... that doesn't seem xfair
DAN BRIDI- January 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm
THIS IS THE DUMBIST SHIT I EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Starry Walsh- January 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm
Mr. Art Davie,

Co founder of the UFC? What a load of rubbish, this is a guy that wanted to dig a moat around the cage and fill it with Crocks. This is the guy that wanted to have a copper circle instead of the octagan, and when fighters touched the edges they would get an electric shock? This man has now invented this rubbish, its like something a 5 year old would invent after watching arm wrestling.

This is a disgrace to the MMA, how dare they try affiliate this with our sport. I doubt real arm-wrestlers are to impressed either.

This rubbish has no place on cage potato.
terrence- January 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm
umm dont know bout the rest of u, but XARM > Gay sex.....think there are some closet fags here
Criminally Negligent - January 4, 2009 at 6:36 pm
I can't believe I'm even wasting my time thinking about this garbage but....Is the going to be a left handed and right handed division?
lol- January 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm
I dunno arm wrestling and allowing punches and kicks and shit is funny as hell to watch. I 'd watch this shit but it's not the same enjoyment as seeing true fighting. Funny as hell though
Clyde- January 4, 2009 at 5:19 am
I can't believe that humans have regressed this much. Yes Art, that "savage" guy has more "technique" in his lef hand than any BJJ blackbelt or colligiate wrestler has in their entire body.

Now why don't you get off the mat, step up to the table, bend over and I'll show you the sport of XDP - Xtreme donkey punch.

The concept is pretty simple. Art Davies is tied to a table, and you have to fuck him while punching him in the back of he head. I don't know how you judge the winner as this is a developing sport but I figure as long as someone's doing this, you can't possibly come up with anything more retarded than you already have.
Anonymous- January 4, 2009 at 4:08 am
f u all.

cal worsham is reffing.
KTFO- January 4, 2009 at 12:40 am
My thoughts exactly.
BobB- January 3, 2009 at 9:58 pm
This can't be real.
Anonymous- January 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm
i'd watch it.
Dagnut- January 3, 2009 at 7:22 pm
the gypsies actually fight like this believe it or not..they tie the two opponents wrist together and they go at it with the right hand only..and in extreme cases they use razor blades until someone submits..I shit you not
What?- January 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm
Yeah, I can just see all the Mixed Martial Artists flocking to XARM.
What a fucking joke.
Art Is senile- January 3, 2009 at 3:18 pm
This mother fucker is pissed, because the UFC is making shit tons of money, and he isnt seeing a cent of it. XARM is a fucking joke, and Art Davie should be in a fuckin mental hospital, I seriously hope he gets run over by a speeding cop car, or dies from syphilis, better yet, if he has a daughter, i hope she gets raped and tortured everyday, and he is forced to watch it on an hd tv with bluray. I hope everyone in his family dies a horrible death, and may his family die without a fucking penny. Fuck you Art Davie, Zuffa did something you could never ever do, run a successful business.
Novaco- January 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm
i would rather watch professional bowling.
Anonymous- January 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm
super gay
Xamot- January 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm
If anybody actually thinks that grappling slows down the excitement of MMA then go watch WWE.
Than- January 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm
I love how they called douche bag #1 a grappler with 7 years of kickboxing and ONE year of judo.
Rich S.- January 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm
That guy has 7 years kickboxing and 1 year Judo and he's in XARM???

I guess that's when you know you fail.. at life..

Those commentators fail too..
Anonymous- January 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Its basically a hockey fight..
Clue-by-Four- January 3, 2009 at 11:14 am
Two tards enter, one tard leaves.