For those who don't know, MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts. Any fighting style can be used, but there are basic rules for the fighters' protection (i.e., no kicking or kneeing a downed opponent in the head, no groin stikes, no strikes to the back of the head or trachea/thoat, etc...) It is actually a quite civilized sport, and not "human cock-figting" as many people presume.
Assuming that Jim would fight, he would have to decide on a weight-class.
The choices are: Heavyweight (207-265 lbs), Light Heavyweight (187-205 lbs), Middleweight (172-185 lbs), Welterweight (157-170 lbs), and Lightweight (147-155 lbs). There are two more smaller weight classes, Bantam and Feather, but there is no way Jim could get that low.
The fighting styles one can work with are: Karate, Wrestling, Judo, Tae kwon do, Freestyle, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The way to win is through submission by making your opponent tap-out, a Knock Out (KO), a Technical Knock Out (TKO) where the ref stops the fight due to blows, or by Judges decision if the fight lasts 3 rounds. A championship match is 5 rounds. All rounds are 5 minutes in length.
What would Jim wear in the Octagon (cage)? He can wear tight shorts, or lose surfing shorts (board shorts).
Here we go....
While Jim could get his weight up to the level of a Heavyweight, there is no way he could get enough muscle on to justify that class. Light Heavyweight would be his natural range, but even at 205 lbs, he is not tall enough at only 6'1". Therefore, I see him at Middle-weight, 185 lbs. He could theoretically weight about 195 lbs and cut down to 185 by dehydrating himself and laying off the food for a few days. After the offical weigh in, he could put the 10 lbs back on in time for the next day's fight.
I see his style as Wrestling, whereas he would go for the take-down. Once he got his opponent on the ground, he should try and mount him and do some 'gound and pound'.
Since Jim is intellegent, and not just a brawler, a good strategy would be for him to try and cut his opponents head with an elbow, thus causing a lot of bleeding and a possible doctor's stoppage.
Finally, he would have to rock the mid-length tight shorts... black in color.... of course!
Edited by Defiance, 05 June 2011 - 06:21 AM.