I'll use three examples the last being the most popular guy.
Bisping - his game is mainly striking however he has greatly improved his defensive wrestling. This has resulted in less finishes and the 'pillow fist' tag.
Bendo - Again mainly a striker but since his move to the UFC his wrestling has become his most dominant attack. His finish rate has also took a dive and although not a boring fighter a few finishes may earn him more respect.
GSP - certainly the most successful non-wrestler and arguably the best current MMA wrestler. His last finish was BJ Penn (unfortunately for some) and since has not even come close to a finish. What happened to the rush of old?
So does wrestling take away from a natural strikers game or has MMA just improved and this all coincidental?
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Does improving wrestling result in less finishes?
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