Do you prefer Boxing to MMA?

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  1. MoreKane

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    Because I do... Its weird, im a fan of both sports but there is something about the aesthetis of boxing that I love more so than MMA. MMA is closer to real fighting but i still enjoy boxing more

    anyone else have similar feelings and why?
     
  2. DeJulez

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    Never took my shoes off and put on compression shorts in a "real fight".

    Ill take boxing, thank you.
     
  3. Yacob

    Yacob Bill Joe Sanders can kiss my wrinkly nutsack

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    I like both. I watch all the events of both...even Onefc and Bellashit for mma and any boxing available


    But yeah i agree...everything about boxing just feels more ''right" and i know more about it and have at least some experience building up so that just makes you want to look what others are doing.

    I don't know about the "real fighting" thing though....95% of fights I've seen either in real life or youtube/live leak is basically just fist fighting. I don't see many greco roman specialists....
     
  4. Jonny Ninja

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    A bigger boxing fan, without doubt. But I do love MMA as well. And kickboxing!
    The one thing MMA, or the ufc in particular, has over boxing is the match ups. It’s still too fckin hard to get the best boxers to fight each other. The ufc hasn’t got all of the best fighters, but it does have a large %. And we get to see a lot of good fights
     
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  5. BoxingMMA

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    Both are fun but I started watching MMA when I was 13, right when ufc 1 started, yet I started watching boxing much earlier than that with my dad showing me Tyson and Chavez fights as a kid.

    i trained for a while, boxing mostly, I was not bad at it but I realized I didn’t like getting hit in the face at sparring so I made the transition to vale tudo and I loved it, using the boxing I already knew and learning bjj and all that stuff was great.

    still, for me nothing beats the excitement level of a big boxing match, no matter how many dollies Connor manages to throw or how many religions he tried to insult to generate buys, boxing will always be a step above. But I also love mma
     
  6. Icanseeu

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    As an event no but in single fights yes.
     
  7. Hagler

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    Real fighting involves sucker punches, multiple opponents, pieces of furniture and alcohol.

    As for combat sports, I enjoy boxing the most.
     
  8. jm0b

    jm0b Puncher of Holes

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    A gentleman never gets his shoes dirty.
     
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    I prefer boxing fans over mma fans!
     
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    kenji goh Blue Belt

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    I follow, watch and enjoy both, but I love boxing technique the most and
    the biggest reason I even watch MMA is that it's interesting to see the combination and the application of the sweet science with grappling and other striking formats.
     
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  11. Kim Jong Un

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    If you were to erase my memory and let me rediscover both I would probably pick MMA but MMA just seems overexposed and stale to me. I prefer boxing now.
     
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  12. Woldog

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    When they go to the ground in MMA is what kills it for me. I get its a skill and for wrestling and BJJ fanatics it's a thing of beauty but it just bores the shit out of me to see two guys lay on top of each other for 10 minutes while nothing really happens.
     
  13. Old Cat

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    Street fights don’t have rules, and people pull guns, knives and pick stuff up. They also rarely involve one person fighting one person.

    As far a combat sports goes, I watch many styles but Boxing is the King.
     
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    I watch both, but I dramatically prefer boxing...it's honestly about the only thing I watch LIVE.
    I usually watch mma on delay so I can get past all the non-fighting bits--- wall 'n' stall and Lay 'n' Pray are not entertaining for me in the least. MMA has more self defense and less prize fighting. Much the same as watching a vintage Wlad Klitschko fight. If your skill is fight avoidance, then I have no desire to watch you perform. Also, there are more cringe inducing "legit" tactics in mma. Foot stomps, covering your opponents mouth with you hand, the oblique kick to your opponents knee, intentional eye pokes galore... just no honour there IMO. Fuck that noise.

    Plus, I totally understand wanting to punch a dude in the head, I get that thought three/four times a day. I NEVER have the urge to hug a dude and wrestle him to the dirt. Its the exact opposite of what I want to do when I'm pissed off with some guy. These wrestlefuck dudes seem like they're going to transition into Ultimate Surrender sometimes. If you are on the mat you should be either going for a submission or doing damage. Winning a round by maintaining top position should NOT be a thing. There's a reason that wrestling tourneys are not commercially viable, and that is that they are boring as fuck.

    That said, there are must see fighters in both sports, but the further down the line you get, the less interest I have. I don't need to watch mid tier mma, like ever, but mid tier boxing still gets my attention.
     
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    It all depends on who is fighting. Both sports produce both boring and exciting matches
     
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    sweetviolenturg Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    Even though I spent five years training in Isshin-Ryu Karate & Tae Kwon Do before I became a boxer at 17, I still consider boxing my first love. I became a fan at 14 & it will always be #1 to me no matter how much I love MMA.
    And, believe me, I love MMA. I've been a fan ever since UFC 1 back in 1993.
    I'm dedicated to both sports & I watch the vast majority of televised boxing cards & all the UFC events. I also watch most Bellator cards as well. Not to mention the occasional One event when those are shown here in the States. So, I'm definitely a die-hard when it comes to both. But, I'd put my allegiance to boxing by about 55/45%.
     
  17. Kovalev's "Man Bag"

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    I like both sports but enjoy world class fighters and specialists of a single discipline competing against each other at the highest level. Because of that I usually choose boxing over MMA when watching fights live unless the MMA fight is high profile or a borderline super fight. It's hard to beat such a technically refined sport like boxing as no other striking-based combat sport has fighters as polished and nuanced (including Muay Thai & kickboxing's finest technicians).
     
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  18. Milton_Gracie

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    It involves weapons, but I think Olympic fencing might actually be the top "striking" based combat sport when it comes to refined and technical precision. They use a little tip the size of your pecker head to target the heart for kill shots
     
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  19. Noveltymortar

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    I have more of an emotional connection to boxing. Seems more pure to me. And the whole thing about MMA being more real is a bit flawed. Probably half of the real fights I've seen in my life involved headbutts and nut shots.
     
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  20. Milton_Gracie

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    To be fair, the early UFCs had headbutts and nut shots.

    Most people say Keith Hackney's nut shots to Joe Son were the best nut shots in UFC, but I'd have to say the best nut shot was UFC 6.... Severn was sticking to pure wrestling, not throwing any strikes until the moment Ken caught him in a guillotine and Severn's go to defense was a perfect shot to the nuts
     
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