[quote]Aussie Davo wrote:
Yeah, I realised very early on MMA fighters are 99% bitches. Occassionally you get serious bad asses who fight and have all round skills, but the general majority are bitch made fuckers who hate being hit in the face, hate being kicked in the legs and certainly hate being hit in the body by a true stand up guy.
Fuck them and thumbs up to the few that are men.
Oh yeah, most MMA fan boys are also faggot wannabe bitches. Some admittedly and most in denial until someone smacks them in the teeth.[/quote]
Wow. Someone seems to not be able to get over the fact that grapplers beat strikers 99% of the time…unless that striker learns how to grapple. So someone like Karelin is a bitch because he chose wrestling over boxing? [/quote]
No I think you’re missing the point.
I think he’s saying objectively striking sports are harder to tolerate. I’d be biased but its something I’d agree with.
Thats not to say grappling isn’t without its own hardships, but I think overall if you compared the rate and intensity of damage sustained by a boxer or kickboxer compared to a wrestler or BJJ student it would paint a concerning image for the striking sports.[/quote]
To Irish’s point, the head and face contact of boxing is way more intense for a beginner to deal with than tapping out of an arm bar. I’ve seen this for years as a karate practitioner. What separates the real deal from the wannabe is getting hit, usually in the face, and continuing. Unless this is trained in the gym or dojo it just isn’t going to suddenly happen in a real confrontation. Boxing trainig methods are what give it the advantage in real cnfrontations. In self defense mindset is over 90% of the battle and a well trained boxer has that. Boxing, not cardio boxing class members. It’s all about the person but the way one trains creates the fighter’s character and heart.