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Most sherdoggers don't understand what MMA evolution is about

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Fesaine, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Fesaine Black Belt

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    When we talk about MMA evolution, we are not talking about how new techniques are invented. We are talking about how new techniques are being implanted and utilized more in MMA. Like calf kicks and cage grappling for example. MMA fighters getting better at boxing and fighting at a higher pace are also signs of evolution.

    Another thing people don't realize is that having better athletes is also part of MMA evolution. As MMA continues to get more popular, it's bound to attract more and better athletes from around the world. I don't think people realize how much more popular MMA is currently compared to the 2000s or the early 2010s.
     
  2. youllneverwalkalone Brown Belt

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  3. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    Who is the "we" that you are speaking for?
     
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  5. Fesaine Black Belt

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    People that don't deny the growth of the sport.
     
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    True, I only truly got on the train in 2019. Basically when I made my account
     
  7. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    The real problem with this debate is that people only focus on the small handful of best fighters. Less than 1% of fighters.

    Most of the gains are made further down the rungs. The 11th best fighters of any era is better than the 11th better fighter of the prior era. The 111th best fighter exponentially so.

    The very best fighters can overcome whatever evolution has occurred. Because whatever it is they have, is a more valuable variable than a few small gains in evolution.

    I remember a
     
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  9. mjfan23 Gold Belt

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    When you realize Glover and Jan are the best LHWs in the world currently you know any thread about evolution is BS
     
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    If only we could be as enlightened as you TS
     
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  12. Fesaine Black Belt

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    True. People who tend to say the sport hasn't evolved at all love to bring up that how Silva and GSP could be champs or top contenders in this era. Like no shit of course they can, they're two of the best and most dominant fighters in the previous era. But that doesn't mean the overall competition hasn't gotten much better.
     
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    There are many stagnant divisions these days. There are also a lot of high mileage fighters in the top 5. Dana's contender show brings a bunch of prospects with very limited experience for the UFC to keep the roster fresh.

    The way MMA evolved is more about the sport's perception and popularity.
     
  14. ninja boot Brown Belt

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    tell me more about this unique sport i've been following since 1994
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  15. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    This guy leaving us on a cliffhanger...
     
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  16. Zorro Blue Belt

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    Are you suggesting that MMA fighters came from apes? Is that what you're suggesting? If MMA fighters evolved from apes, then why are there still apes?
    Show me a complete fossil record between MMA fighters and apes. You can't can you!?
    Bollucks, hogwash and poppycock I say
     
  17. PurpleStorm Forum Moderator Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    It's like martial arts, mixed.
     
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  18. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    HA! I started editing in a quote by Riggs when Hughes fought Royce. He said every fighter in the UFC could beat Royce in 1995. That was maybe 2007? (NOTE: to be fair UFC had no divisions below 170 or 155 back then, not sure which).

    Doesn't make it a fact, just an (educated) opinion by Riggs.

    But I got busy, thought I hit cancel, apparently I hit save ;)
     
  19. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    What's this "MMA" you keep talking about?
     
  20. SakurabasEar >>>>Gracie Killer<<<< Platinum Member

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    Ts, I will tell you most sherdoggers do understand this
     

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