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Boxing 27 64.29%
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Both are good 12 28.57%
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Let's settle this once and for all: Which sport is better? Give a reason WHY you think boxing is better than MMA, or vice versa.
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I bet this thread will settle it once and for all.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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I respect MMA and combat specialists from all backgrounds, but I just can't help shaking my head 90% of the time there's stand-up fighting. I know the stance needs to be different for take-down defense and all that, but the fundamentals of balance, lateral movement, straight punches, head movement a lack of telegraphing, pivoting into a punch, all seems to be missing. They say boxing is a part of MMA, and theoretically it is, but it's rarely ever used even half-way right. And that's a problem for me not just because boxing is what I prefer, but because boxing is such a fundamental collection of skills. There are lots of other things that go on in the octagon that matter, but being able to not eat 10 consecutive punches like BJ Penn did in his last fight seems important to me. It doesn't look professional. I mean, I'll tune in every once in a while, so I checked the Silva-Sonnen rematch, one of if not the most anticipated event of the year, and how does it end? With Sonnen missing a spinning back-fist and falling onto the ground and proceeding to get stomped out (or G&P'd, can't remember which). It looked embarrassing.

KJ Noons was able to beat Diaz with counter-punching skills nobody uses in MMA and he wouldn't even be world class in boxing. What I mean is that there is this unexplored treasure trove of combat tools MMA fighters are missing out on by neglecting to strengthen their fundamentals of boxing.

I've tried to get into watching MMA, and again, it's not that I don't respect it; Jiu Jitsu is something I'll probably want to learn one day and wrestling is a valuable thing to know. It just seems that every time I flip the channel, it's either them on the floor, which might be technical and legitimately competitive but is unexciting to me, or it's a shitty boxing match between two guys huffing and puffing with a few kicks and knees thrown in here and there.

IMO the refined nature of boxing allows for much more nuanced and sophisticated combat. It's a more specialized, complete art, and a more aesthetically pleasing one. Nothing compares to the best boxing matches I've seen; Marquez-Pacquiao 5 in a bar was an unforgettable experience. I'm not sure I could ever say that about an MMA match.

Oh and I might as well close out by saying they can co-exist. It's natural for them to compete, but you can prefer one without shitting on the other.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #9
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I love both. But as of right now, Boxing.

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I respect MMA and combat specialists from all backgrounds, but I just can't help shaking my head 90% of the time there's stand-up fighting. I know the stance needs to be different for take-down defense and all that, but the fundamentals of balance, lateral movement, straight punches, head movement a lack of telegraphing, pivoting into a punch, all seems to be missing. They say boxing is a part of MMA, and theoretically it is, but it's rarely ever used even half-way right. And that's a problem for me not just because boxing is what I prefer, but because boxing is such a fundamental collection of skills. There are lots of other things that go on in the octagon that matter, but being able to not eat 10 consecutive punches like BJ Penn did in his last fight seems important to me. It doesn't look professional. I mean, I'll tune in every once in a while, so I checked the Silva-Sonnen rematch, one of if not the most anticipated event of the year, and how does it end? With Sonnen missing a spinning back-fist and falling onto the ground and proceeding to get stomped out (or G&P'd, can't remember which). It looked embarrassing.

KJ Noons was able to beat Diaz with counter-punching skills nobody uses in MMA and he wouldn't even be world class in boxing. What I mean is that there is this unexplored treasure trove of combat tools MMA fighters are missing out on by neglecting to strengthen their fundamentals of boxing.

I've tried to get into watching MMA, and again, it's not that I don't respect it; Jiu Jitsu is something I'll probably want to learn one day and wrestling is a valuable thing to know. It just seems that every time I flip the channel, it's either them on the floor, which might be technical and legitimately competitive but is unexciting to me, or it's a shitty boxing match between two guys huffing and puffing with a few kicks and knees thrown in here and there.

IMO the refined nature of boxing allows for much more nuanced and sophisticated combat. It's a more specialized, complete art, and a more aesthetically pleasing one. Nothing compares to the best boxing matches I've seen; Marquez-Pacquiao 5 in a bar was an unforgettable experience. I'm not sure I could ever say that about an MMA match.

Oh and I might as well close out by saying they can co-exist. It's natural for them to compete, but you can prefer one without shitting on the other.
Spot on really. No doubt, in theory an all rounded MMA fighter beats a boxer in a street fight but to be honest I just see it as a Jack of trades master of none contests. I mean people say JDS's boxing isn't anywhere near world class yet that's his strongest asset.
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No doubt BJJ is just as hard as boxing, same as wrestling is but I just don't find it interesting to the extent boxing is.

Anyway I think if a boxer became decent at jui-jitsu and wrestling after 2 or 3 years they'd be world class.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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Anyway I think if a boxer became decent at jui-jitsu and wrestling after 2 or 3 years they'd be world class.
It doesn't work like that, ever heard of Yodsanan 3K Battery?

Anyway, boxers have glass legs and like to dip onto straight knees. A quality MT fighter would have a better chance than a boxer in your fictional scenario.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #14
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Spot on really. No doubt, in theory an all rounded MMA fighter beats a boxer in a street fight but to be honest I just see it as a Jack of trades master of none contests. I mean people say JDS's boxing isn't anywhere near world class yet that's his strongest asset.
Right. I was just thinking of JDS too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:03 AM   #15
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I enjoy watching boxing a lot more than mma.Not even close.its just much more aesthetically pleasing to watch.But on the other hand,in mma the best fight the best.And the cards are usually a lot better than the boxing one.I wish boxing was marketed the same way as mma.So they're both good in their own way.
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