Originally Posted by MaulingMyClown
Agreed that wrastling is still the best base for mma, but Judo is a usefull way to get the fight to the ground if you don't have a wrestling base or don't know how to shoot a take down. But it will never be one of the big three imo.
Agree with this. I think it will take a lot to shift the whole training paradigm. A hell of a lot. But, if it appears that a competent Judo game, can give an extra weapon then maybe.
That rapid positional change from unfamiliar angles, in a way that is hard to counter is very enticing.
With Ronda it is arguably the majority of her weapons.
If Hector shows the value as well then maybe fighters will have to take another look at their training. A few throws will be effective at first, but as it became more familiar a deeper knowledge might be necessary.