A lowbrow practitioner of backyard wrestling who will often perform high risk maneuvers and use crude weaponry. 1998-2001 was considered the heyday of yardtards. Subsequently, there has been a growing movement of mixed martial artists style yardtards who often emulate matches from The Ultimate Fighting Championship as the show started to become broadcasted on cable tv following the reality show The Ultimate Fighter. Many backyarders who follow this trend like to brawl in their backyards or garages after buying heavy bag gloves from sporting goods stores. These backyarders are frequently called "TUF noobs" for they do not formally train martial arts at academies and have only become followers of mixed martial arts following the reality tv show. The highest extent of an mma yardtard's training usually is high school wrestling and practicing techniques sought online.
"I saw a Tapout and Bad Boy sticker on Trey's lifted Ford f-150. Does he train jiu-jitsu or mma?"
"Naw, he's just one of those newbreed yardtards who wrestled in high school and does 'garage-jitsu'."
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