Posted by grappler0000
It's called a proprietary eponym.
Cool, thanks. I knew there was a term for it.
Yes, I hear Ultimate Fighting all the time...and when you say MMA, you get the look.
Yes, I know what you mean. I usually say "mixed martial arts" when I'm not talking to someone I know is already a fan. Sometimes I still get that look, and then have to say "...like in the UFC."
I noticed that ESPN's web site has a "Mixed Martial Arts" page, but NBC Sports' web site has a "UFC" page. Ironically, FOX Sports, which has featured Pride, the UFC, and the IFL in various forms on their cable television network, still puts MMA stories on the boxing
page of their web site.
Baby steps, I guess.
We need to get Rob Dibble to put the FOX Sports web-master in an ankle lock until he updates their site (Dibble practices MMA, and appears on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period", which has featured MMA fights and personalities several times - he probably still throws a mean fastball too... I had him on my "Strat-O-Matic" team, back in the day...