Rumored How come that the life-long athletes (wrestlers) appear to have such a bad striking?

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  1. Boevik

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    You come to your local boxing gym and see a guy with several years of training have a movement/defense, overall striking game look smoother than likes of Rhonda, Khabib, Askren etc.
    I know they're specialists in something other, but as a life-long elite athletes, why can't they catch it up faster just not to look weird throwing that flying knee...
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    My Muay Thai coach would kill me for this... and I am just the guy who hit the gyms several times a week at best
     
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    mma is not muay thai or boxing... your muay thai coach would get dominated in an mma fight against a wrestler/grappler.
     
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    Cause their muscle memory has been trained and conditioned to execute different style movements needed for grappling which demands different movements than striking (which are mostly Whip like movements instead of pushing and pulling.)


    Come on bro do you even ufc Invicta?!


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    Because their entire musculature, nervous system and skeletal structure has been geared towards grappling/wrestling.
     
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    'Life-long' strikers have terrible wrestling and BJJ. BJJ guys have terrible wrestling and striking.
    It's amazing, how can this be possible? It's almost as if you need to train something a lot to be good at it.

    If the wrestlers want to be better at striking then they should just stop wrestling for 2 years and train their striking but they don't, they keep going to wrestling practice and do a couple of striking sessions. They don't take the training required to be a half decent striker seriously.

    You can be good at more than one sport/discipline. Rebecca Romero - won a silver medal rowing in the 2004 Olympics and then won a gold medal cycling in the 2008 Olympics. You just need to commit to the training required.
     
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    A soccer player sucks at ping pong, a ping pong player sucks at badminton. A bodybuilder sucks at everything, even 4 grade math.
     
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    But those are not like such a different disciplines as soccer and ping pong... it all about mauling people with your body.
     
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    Most of the UFC champs/contenders are guys who wrestled their whole lives and beat up strikers with their with striking... Henry Cejudo,Tyrone Woodley, Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, Yoel Romero. Remember Covington using his hands to beat up Robbie Lawler? Whats going on OP?

    And can you believe it? I didn't even need to post the Gif of Khabib knocking down Conor.
     
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    Boxing has a different discipline than Muay Thai, Wrestling has different sub disciplines. When someone devoted their life at one thing, they won't have the time to be expert at other things. This is high school musings and a grown man should've known this.
     
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    Randy Couture found that, despite his fantasic conditioning, when he started learning how to strike he was tired. Having trouble holding his arms up.

    He persisted, however, and found where he could be more effiecient with his energy, leading him further along his path using strikes.

    As others have said, the muscle memory is different for different skill sets.
     
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    The rhythm, pace and mechanics of grappling are very different to striking. Its not easy to unlearn habits you've had drilled into you from a young age.
     
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