QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Aug 27 2008, 02:52 AM) [snapback]402094[/snapback]
I respect MMA fighters but don't watch it..I've seen enough of it to decide I'm not really a fan..I mean,sometimes I'll watch it only if nothing else is on or I'll throw in a old boxing tape or dvd(I prefer over watchin MMA)..I think there is way more skill involved in boxing..I've even had MMA guys admit that to me too..
Yeah, I kinda think my thoughts and ways about it all are somewhat similar to yours, JonnyBlaze. Sure, I can look at the stuff if nothing else is on, sometimes, but it's not really something I can tune into regularly because of my dedication to the art of pure boxing. I've been taking time to really think on this issue more and more, considering the ability that goes into rythmically moving one's body while ONLY using the hands as the major weapons, with the addition of gloves that do not allow as much full impact; still, it is not impossible to totally outclass, or even stop another.
In boxing, there is so much a beautiful syncronization of sorts that is present, for the best in a fight is usually the one in "better position." Of course, to be able to put the self into best position requires a skill -- sometimes accomplished more gracefully than other instances -- not just all out banging each other with hands and feet. In other words, the fact that boxers are somewhat limited helps to laudably emphasize the skill level they are on, to completely be able to take advantage, turning offense from defense due to knowlege of how to work within the limitations that are not there with MMA.
Pretty much, I think of MMA as comparable to much in a street fight, which is not so crazily "exciting" to me because...it's just that -- like just a flat out rumble. In that, I mean it's closer to being the thing that a bunch of tough guys do to prove their "tough-mandomness (but we already saw Fight Club
Granted, everyone wouldn't be a successful MMA combatant, but everybody's not a good fighter in the street anyway. On the other hand, to effectively work with limitations to make another skillful opponent either submit or get simply knocked the f_ out, though, now that's a challenge; otherwise, I tend to try and forget it...'cause dudes carryin' guns (smile).