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Jackie Chan: 'MMA is not true martial arts'

Updated: January 20, 2010, 2:12 PM ET
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At the recent premiere for "The Spy Who Lives Next Door," ESPN.com caught up with actor and martial arts star Jackie Chan to ask him his opinion of MMA.

Apparently, he's not too fond of it.

"I don't like to see 'ultimate fighting,'" Chan said. "As a martial artist, I find it too violent putting them in a cage. At the end, it's not fighting anymore. That's not the martial arts. Martial arts is about respect.

"When somebody is knocked down, stop. ...

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