Originally Posted by LHL
Just thinking is there that much wrestling blankets these days? There used to be a problem with that in the UFC but I can't really recall too many these days. Fitch comes to mind but there used to be loads of them.
Lay and pray has definitely receded. I think guys have realized that even if they win all their fights with it, they're going to be at the back of the line for title shots because nobody wants to see that shit.
Certainly you see a lot less "striker gets taken down and dry-humped for 15 minutes" now than you used to. Whether that's down to strikers being better at defending the takedown, or wrestlers being more confident on their feet, or both, that's the question to be asked in this thread.