HAD0K3N Posted April 3, 2010 Report Share Posted April 3, 2010 okay a change from the usual Brock Fedor GSP Anderson.;. threads, who's for a little discussion ? Joe Rogan States wrestling is the best "base" for MMA, I can't help but feel that the octagon and the rules of the UFC go in the favor of wrestlers and maybe this is part of the reason that they are able to dominate. 1. The cage, The octagon allows for wrestlers to push hold and trap opponents against it, 2 The scoring, (although responsibility of the NSAC) gives points for gaining take downs and points for holding position even tho you may not be causing damage. they are not equal point when defending a take down. 3. Weight, wrestling is the only sport i can think of which the athletes do massive weight cuts for weigh ins then pile it back on for competition , most martial artist and boxers I know stay around there natural weight, which is the weight they fight at maybe cutting a few pounds. where as wrestlers from an early stage of their career are cutting large amounts and putting it back on for fights. which is why they weigh in at one weight and fight at another. (although this seems to be more frequent with all UFC fighters recently) 4. Rules, the absence of being able to kick or knee an opponent to the head whilst they are on the floor or have there hands on the ground, which is taking possibility of some of the more effective strikes from the ground position away from the strikers. you will all have something to say. just remember we are discussing it not arguing it. i have my opinions lets here yours. i think my biggest fear is that the UFC will be dominated by wrestlers / kick boxers and become boring ........ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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