Fighting just to get the win is ruining mma
im losing interest in mma. i see more and more "strategy" and less actual fighting. tonight's main event was just another example in a long line of recent crap fights where people dont take risks because they are afraid to fail. getting cut for losing discourages people from taking risks. getting a shitty contract because you lost your last fight discourages people from taking risks. fighters should have the job security to go out there, try exciting stuff and know that if it doesnt work, you still have a job tomorrow and will try it again next time. bad analogy but its like a baseball player that gets fired for trying to hit a home run instead of just making contact and getting on base. its like a basketball player that gets fired for taking too many 3 pt attempts. its like a football player that gets fired for throwing risky long passes, etc. the ufc breeds a "winning is all that matters mentality". the result? shitty fights and fighters that "play the game" to just get the W.
just listen to bendo in the post fight. he was asked if edgar's "elusiveness" affected his game, and bendo flat out said he probably wasnt as aggressive because of it. what can a guy do when his opponent is intent on dancing around with "good footwork"?? maynard went nuts trying to get guida to fight. is that what fighters have to resort to in today's mma?
you can call me a just bleed kinda fan all you want. i just want to get my money's worth and be entertained... god i miss pride...
Last edited by Type Raba; 08-12-2012 at 03:39 AM.