As mixed martial arts moves further into the mainstream, the education process remains ongoing. The first thing that shocks many who are unfamiliar with the sport is that it actually has rules. It is not a Toughman competition or a pro wrestling match.
Sadly, the same can't be said for fights in the political cage. There are absolutely zero rules in that arena.
Anti-MMA folks say that the sport appeals to the lowest common denominator. Don't politicians do the same thing? Throw non-issues into the discussion hopper that appeal solely to fearful morons and you may have a chance to steal an election.
That brings us to Suzanne VanOrman who is running against veteran fighter Matt Lindland for an Oregon House seat in suburban Portland.