Bobby Green says boxers are 'insecure' around MMA fighters

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  1. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

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    Precisely. It´s not "real fighting", it´s a sport. 12-6 is just a silly rule, but it´s among many.
    So it always tickles me when MMA guys act as if the sport is in any way superior. It´s just a combat sport, among many. Albeit a bit more nuanced, or broad. I don´t know what the right word would be.
     
  2. TMLT87

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    It has rules but there is an absolute night and day difference between boxing and MMA in that regard. Boxing has one of the most stringent rulesets and is among the most restricted (not that theres anything inherently wrong with that) combat sports in terms of of being laser focused on one particular area of fighting, whereas MMA is easily the most "open" ruleset and allows by far the most stuff, has the most possible scenarios, approaches etc etc. And because of that, the fighters train to be the most versatile, which generally is going to translate to them being the most well equipped for "the street" too.

    Not saying a boxer every now and then couldnt land a quick KO shot, or poke the MMA guy in the eye, or kick him in the balls (remember the MMA can use these "dirty" techniques too though, and will often be in a better position to use them) but more often than not the MMA fighter will win. Its not a slight on boxers, they just dont train for all that other stuff.
     
  3. Badbot

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    Yes, all fine and dandy but that´s not what I am arguing. I am saying that at the end of the day, mixed martial arts is just a combat sport. All the talk about "real fighting" is just gibberish to me.
     
  4. TMLT87

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    Its the closest thing by a wide margin. Dunno why that seems to bother some people. Do you agree or not agree that MMA fighters are the most well equipped for "street" situations? and if yes, why would that be?
     
  5. Badbot

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    Again, that is not the point I am arguing.
    Like you said "most equipped", meaning at the end of the day it´s a sport, not actual street fighting. Real life physical conflicts and not martial arts, hence I always find it funny when MMA guy act superior and preach about "real fighting".
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  6. Mark Anthony

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    BJJ can be very effective in a street fight but there are a lot of intangibles to a real fight too, who cares?