Top Definition
Mixed martial arts. A hybrid of full contact striking and grappling styles (muay thai, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, etc...)

In North America, the most popular promoter of this sport is the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). In Japan, it is called Pride FC.
I was channel surfing and I came across some MMA. I love to watch a fight.
by Bullshido_Warrior November 19, 2004
Acronym for Mixed Martial Arts. 1. This is what you get when you take various martial arts styles, including combat sports such as boxing and wrestling, and apply them to a full-contact limited rules fighting contest. Presently, the two most popular martial arts to mix are Muay Thai (stand-up techniques) and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (ground-techniques). MMA is showcased most prominently in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (U.S.A), and in Pride Fighting Championships (Japan); 2. Modern hybrid martial arts style developed for finishing opponents in a real fight situation; 3. The most baddest 'n the most hardcore fighting shit ever.
Don't fuck with him, he trains in MMA!
by bruce leet May 29, 2005
Mixed Martial Arts. A sporting event in which all martial arts styles are welcome to compete.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is America's premier MMA event.
by Gabe Fauber April 28, 2005
Acronym for Mixed Martial Arts. For Example, learning Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu (brazilian or not) is a good combination. Muay Thai is good for fighting on your feet, while in Jiu-Jitsu it is perferable to fight on the floor. You can combine as many as you like and adapt them to your personal fighting style.
He prefers to study many martial arts so he can compete in MMA tournament.
by BWA(Beaner Wit Attitude) September 06, 2005
Acronym for Mixed Martial Arts, which is a sport that combines all the martial arts you can think of, under the same rules. The sport isn't mainstream (yet), and has had trouble from some politicians who are trying to ban the sport, when there has not been a single death in a sanction MMA event, where as boxing has 6 deaths a year in sanctioned events. The main organistion in America is the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). In Japan it is Pride FC. The main obvious difference is that UFC fighters fight in a cage, Pride is in a ring. There are several new upcoming organistions such as Strikeforce and the WFA.
Person I: I love MMA!
Person II: What's MMA?
I: Mixed Martial Arts!
by Chris Rendle July 09, 2006
mixed martial arts. the best contact sport ever boxing,wrestling,kickboxing etc ain't got nothing on mma. the best sport in the world. all fighting styles are welcomed but most styles prove to be obsolete by themselvees. you have to be well rounded.
if you think u can fight using one style prepared to be bitch slapped if you ever enter the world of mma.
by performance enhancing drugs December 10, 2006
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