QUOTE(ROLL DEEP @ Mar 6 2009, 07:11 PM) [snapback]427246[/snapback]
Jonny, if you're going to offer some sort of backup for your blocking technique, DO NOT say it's like the wax on/wax off from the Karate Kid. All credability dies right there
If you fought against an experienced Brazilan Ju Jistsu fighter, you're own weight, you would get killed. Seriously. These guys are bad.
Dont judge the whole of MMA on one class or one sparring session. Thats like when I first went to a boxing gym (all I had done was Karate), I sparred with one of their amatuers who had been fighting loads and had a fair few wins (who was a little lighter than me to be fair) and he couldn't hit me. I controlled the fight real easy....but I didn't judge the whole of boxing on that fight.
You go to a decent BJJ gym or MMA gym and you would be in for a rough ride.
I love boxing...its my favourite sport, but it's not the be all and end all and everyone who does boxing isn't automatically a bad ass.
Bumping old thread here..
ROLL is right. But alot of MMA fans and alot of casual fans think that Grapping and BJJ would own Boxing in a street fight or the top tier fighters in the UFC (Silva, Fedor, etc) would own a top class Boxer in a street fight and THAT I feel is totally ignorant. A good Boxer IMO has a very good chance to fuck up a good BJJ. It really depends if the BJJ fighter or Wrestler or whatever could take the Boxer down. Certainly thats what the BJJ fighter or Wrestler would aim for but what if he couldn't get the striker down....a good example of this is the Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz fight. Ortiz is one of the best guys at taking people down in UFC history from what I've seen and Chuck was able to keep him on the standup and fuck him up that way and Chuck Liddell is NOT a world class puncher. He might have power but if you seriously put this guy in Boxing, hewouldn't be a contender. I'm telling you. Anderson Silva who is THE baddest striker on UFC, a guy that's destroying people left and right, and is up there with Fedor and GSP as one of the P4P kings of the sport, was a Pro Boxer and he wasn't very good at it..in fact, he got KO'd by a can. I'm a huge fan of UFC and MMA as well...
MMA/UFC has definitely become a Mainstream sport and right now is probably kind of a hotter to the public than Boxing is but a shitload of MMA fans seem to be very ignorant..
Just my opinion..
Sorry, I had to bump this because I came accross a video on youtube which had Lou Dibella and Joe Rogan debating on which was better and Rogan saying Boxing is dying...It's an old video I think from 2006 or 2007.