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Old 11-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #55
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Default Re: Isn't it funny how most UFC fans don't like boxing, yet want to see more stand up

Originally Posted by Haggis McJackass View Post
Also, with boxing you can always break it down to very simple components.

You judge your distance. You select your punch. You throw it. It lands or it doesn't. Rinse. Repeat.

In MMA, there is a longer chain of progression. You get the takedown. Now you start to work, and you have options. You can try to pass guard. You can look to take the back. You can try to get your hooks in. You can try to isolate an arm. Etc etc etc. There's a lot more "5 step processes" (for want of a better expression.)

I still don't know **** all about the subtleties of the ground game, but I have learned to appreciate key moments in the grappling that I didn't recognize when I started. It's fun to appreciate a little bit of the scrambling and the submission battles on the ground, the key moments oftentimes aren't immediately obvious. It's a game of subtlety just the same as boxing is, except there's a wider variety of tools available and there's a higher chance of a sudden equalizer or momentum-shifter.

That is the most ludicrous over simplification. Football is just kicking a ball as far as you want it to go then.
Originally Posted by McGrain View Post
Would you (or anyone else) say MMA fights are easier or more difficult to predict accurately than boxing?
I would say much harder due to several factors. The number of weapons, number and length of rounds, biased scoring, lack of fighters (there are fewer fighters who are clearly a cut above the rest), being a young sport etc.
Originally Posted by rusty nails View Post
amen.. the stand up rule has swung completely the other way to the point that if your not dropping bombs then your "wasting time"
its getting to the point where guys are getting stood up in side control after 15 seconds. how are you supposed to educate people??
I feel there is a massive lack of consistency some refs stand them up after 20seconds of not advancing position but still throwing where others will let them do nothing for a minute+
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