Re: How were old timers so good?
I think it has more to do with schooling. Fighters were schooled in all dimensions of fighting before they became pros. The process of teaching a fighter was more complex. The sport has become so diluted with incompetent trainers and techniques that its very difficult to even name a fighter who is complete anymore and thats why in the last couple decades youve seen fighters who should have no buisness even fighting anymore, still beating young, supposedly prime "champions"