It seems like AKA is the place too go for wrestlers transitioning to mma.
It’s also for awesome wrestlers that want to get a false confidence in being a striker. But that’s more on those particular fighters…not the camp itself.
If there is one thing that bugs the shit out of me, it’s someone that is intent on losing a fight standing when they could win by other means. Sherk, Hamill, Gurgel, Lytle, etc. I want to see fighters display their best skills, not a subpar display of boxing.
Agreed…but i wouldn’t mix Lytle in this discussion. The guy is a brawler and it works for him…complimenting his other skills well. And that is key: Use your best skills to complimrnt the others…i.e.,use your stand-up to setup your strong wrestling game. Not enough of those guys doing that right now…and it’s kinda pathetic.[/quote]
My problem with Lytle specifically is the whole “first one to take it to mat is pussy” deal. Just win the fight. If you are losing the stand-up war, like he was against Davis, why not take it to the mat? Davis is a boxer with a suspect ground game. Lytle has a good ground game but chose to lose the fight standing. Sherk and Gurgel have done the same thing and it annoys me enough not to care about their subsequent fights.
I understand that these guys are under a lot of pressure to make fights exciting and not just win. I understand why they do it and I can certainly appreciate an exciting fight, but it makes them much less interesting to me when they chose not to use the advantage they may have over an apponent.