Originally Posted by Nodogoshi
From what I have heard, John Perretti coined the term 'mixed martial arts' in the 1970s.
He is a former professional kickboxer, former UFC matchmaker, one of the original Lebel blackbelts, and former owner of the short-lived 'Battlecade Extreme Fighting' MMA promotion.
Really? That's pretty ****in cool. In all of Blatnick's obits I read, he was credited for the term. So maybe John Perretti coined it and Blatnick made it famous?