Originally Posted by gigantes
so is this discussion like separating people truly interested in the science of MMA from those who just like to see a good brawl?
but... i do see one of you currently losing, if i had to call the decision right this moment...
kind of sounds like.....when MMA first started in the states...
Boxing fans would say.." oh MMA/UFC is just brawling, hugging and stupid"...a good boxer would smash a BJJ expert....or MMA fighter"
"Boxing is a science.....MMA fighters just brawl"
- what I'm saying is......we have to top shelf MMA fighters.... go out and try to render the opponent helpless or make him quit.
If that means putting yourself in a position where you may get hit...ok, that's why it's called Fighting.
- I under stand the super technical part...I understand not wanting to take damage.....but the main goal should be...FINISHING...not escaping damage.
- if escaping damage is the main goal....then never go for a takedown.....always circle away......and just jab.
- to me a great "MMA Fighter" is someone who fights with a passion to end the fight ......while using extreme technical skill....