Originally Posted by rekcutnevets
Usually, the fewer the techniques, the more strength comes into play. More often than not, more size equates to more strength. This would make it look like size is a bigger factor in boxing. The only problem with this logic is that strength isn't really boxing's most crucial attribute. Speed is.
MMA is still too young for us to know for sure. The weight classes are closer to boxing's original 8, as opposed to today's 17. How often has a fighter from a lower class won a title at a higher weight in mma? It's a lot fewer than it has happened in boxing, but boxing has had more fights and fighters, both historically and presently.
With take downs and top control being so important in mma's present scoring, I have to lean towards size being more important in mma.
the size does make a huge difference for the ability to secure a take down or avoid a take down..its damn hard for a guy with a 60 pound weight disadvantage to take someone down unless he just has a MASSIVE advantage in both skill and other athletic atributes.