Mixed Martial Arts

Do Mixed Martial Arts Strip Human Dignity? Does Football?

Father Mike Schmitz critiques mixed martial arts (MMA), suggesting that as a sport it undermines human dignity & demeans people as images of God. Not quite.

Father Mike Schmitz, a popular online commentator for Ascension press, offered a provocative critique of mixed martial arts (MMA), suggesting that as a sport it undermines human dignity. That it demeans people as images of God. So we shouldn’t watch it. Here’s his video editorial:

As an author and activist concerned with human dignity– see my 2014 book, The Race to Save Our Century — this intrigued me. Because, you see, I am also an MMA enthusiast. I don’t just watch it. I take part in it. So here’s my response to Fr. Mike:

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