I’m hoping someone will put me in my place here as I probably have no clue what I’m talking about.
I consider myself a fan of MMA. I order cards from time to time and somewhat follow the sport. Really my first memories of this stuff is from watching Tim Silva and thinking how boring he was to watch.
Aside from Brock, I can’t think of one HW guy who is super explosive and just comes out ready to fight. Just like boxing, so many of these guys just lay on each other and the fights are dull.
Now, I’ve never been in a fight in my life. I don’t know shit about fighting/boxing/judo/bjj/anything! However whenever I see these fights I think to myself, “Hell, I could do better than this, these guys are a disgrace” Not only are the fights boring but they look like shit!
At 6"4 and 240-250 I’m fairly big, I still feel tiny however. I know I’m stronger than probably 90% of the guys in that weight class in the sport and I think I’ve become a pretty good athlete in the past 3 years.
In the end, what I’m really asking you guys is this. If I spent a year traing boxing/striking/wresting really hard, how bad would I still get my ass kicked? I know that BJJ is just a huge huge part of this sport and it takes a long time to master.
I love strength athletics but I’m pretty sure that I don’t have the time or genetics to get my bodyweight where it needs to be to compete at a serious level there. However, I still love winning, training and the pain that goes along with it.
Lastly, I may get punched in the face one time and hate it Give it to me fellas!