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Making sense of MMA's revised rules

Five UFC champions -- easy enough to remember, right? But how about 10? Amendments to MMA's unified rules mean more weight divisions to the sport -- and more headaches for the fans following it.

Originally Published: July 8, 2008
By Jake Rossen | Sherdog.com

There are certain traditions that are expected to be followed during a telecast of any mixed martial arts contest: ring girls putting their surgeon's work on display, labored prefight insults and -- most crucial of all -- commentators audibly musing about how they don't quite understand the rules.

Murky comprehension of regulation is, in most cases, due to murky exposition and not any sort of learning or language disability on the part of the broadcaster. (Though the mind-numbing patter ...

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