6. ‘Ground and pound’ and other fun MMA terms
If you are a casual viewer tuning into Saturday’s fights on Fox Sports 1, you will undoubtably hear UFC commentators Jon Anik and Joe Rogan use unfamiliar terms such as “ground and pound,” “passing the guard,” and plenty more.
The sport has its own set vernacular, which can get pretty confusing at times. Here are a few poular terms and their definitions:
Ground and pound: Striking an opponent on the ground while controling from a top position.
Guard: A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu position where a fighter lays on his back and wraps his legs around the torso of his opponent.
Clinch: A position where two standing fighters lock arms around each other in an attempt to either go for a takedown, control their opponent or land close-up strikes.
Check out more MMA related terms here.