Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Yep! You can be in fear for your life before someone actually starts to inflict serious injury on you. Someone gets you in a chokehold and wants to kill you it can be over really fast. It only takes a few punches to the face in a row, or head slammed onto concrete, before you lose the ability to defend yourself. Thats why in MMA etc they step in before the person gets seriously injured. You can't take blows to the head for very long.
And you can't deliver multiple blows to the head/face, bare fisted, without also inuring your knuckles. The physical evidence does not corroborate the claim that Martin was punching Zimmerman "MMA style".