The present research featured online comments to posts published by mixed martial arts fans on My Life is MMA VK.com community page. The research objective was to identify the sources of conflict situations. The authors developed an experimental method of interpretive analysis to obtain secondary (interpretive) statements that revealed the interpretive activities of addressees. Trolling and flaming proved to be popular forms of speech aggression, typical of social nets. The authors believe that aggressive nature of mixed martial arts and the so-called trash-talk can trigger conflict situations in online communication.
conflict speech situation, toxic communication, interpretation, mixed martial arts, trolling, flaming
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