Originally Posted by Loch
Except maybe Parros and his Princeton degree?
There is a certain cognitive dissonance involved in wanting to fight/beat/hurt someone but NOT cause them lasting harm. That said, you see it all the time in the MMA events... two bloody battered dudes hugging and shaking hands moments later.
MMA guys want to hurt each other because it helps win on judge cards or by stoppage. At least they're realistic about it unlike the NHL fighting cult where they pretend to themselves that the shots don't actually hurt. It just gives me a laugh when I read some of the enforcer quotes.
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