SORRY GUYS OFF TOPIC. BUT I MUST SAY THE UFC RULES. I LOVE IT:want:
Yeah, Muay Thai is a great style. I took some of that up a while ago too. I find it very practical for striking uses, even more so than the black belt I earned in Tae Kwon Do.ace996 said:K1>UFC????What????
Having competed in MuayThai and NHB fighting, my personal experience is that it is a different world. A great striker can do plenty but when faced with a moderate grappler, its no contest.
After 5 years of MT, I switched to Gracie via Renzo Gracie in Manhattan. It was there that I became a more-complete fighter. There are many aspects of fighting, and one must learn them all.
Don't get me wrong, anything is better than nothing and I have a real love for stand-up....it's the better bar-room style, but should the fight go to the ground you better know what to do and how to finish it.
I hate the current rules of the UFC that impose time limits and striking restrictions (no knees on the ground, no back of the head hits, no head-butts), as they are leading to a degredation of skill and an increase of the very boring "ground-and-pound" style, that is so prevalent in today's bouts.
Bring back the tournament style of fighting...8 fighters enter, one leaves the champion....that was when it was really good.
But I'm glad to see the sport didn't die, as many a critic would have liked. I know it had to evolve and become "sanctioned" to survive, but I miss the pure fighting of the old days. And mostly, I miss the underground dojo-challenges of my youth; when my joints worked and I didn't need naproxen to move the next day.....
One of the guys who was over here for the fights insisted that Quarry was going to beat Franklin. I told him the fight wouldn't go 3 rounds and Franklin would bring it to an end. I wasn't surprised he got KOd in the first. Nate hasn't really fought anybody until UFC 56 (shame his "somebody had to be Franklin). He's a decent fighter, but obviously not champion material.Slywun said:I've been a big fan since UFC1 and the Gracie days. Did anyone else think that poor Nate was just completely out-classed against Franklin?
That's awesome, hope you have a good time. I've been trying to talk my friend into going out to Vegas for one of the events (without success). You'll have to let me know how it was in person.Rolex said:He's a decent fighter, but obviously not champion material.
I know where I'm going to be come Feb 4th!! :lildevil: Woot...UFC 57...Coture and Liddell III.