My love/hate relationship with Wrestling

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  1. Xenon_

    Xenon_ Storytelling, women n the violence of the octagon

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    Does anyone else have this?

    On the one hand:

    I'm such a stand-up fan boy. I love knock outs, footwork and traditional wars... it seems so much more like idealised fighting to me. Wrestling is such a good tool for anti-fighting. The cage and the scoring system seem to favour wrestling which encourages this lack of damage-trade (for lack of a better phrase.) It's harder to appreciate grappling for me as it looks less cool and requires more of a keen eye to acknowledge it's nuances. Again finally, I just love see punches and kicks.

    On the other hand:

    Wrestling is a crucial part of mma. The knowledge Base is a fundamental part of fighting (grappling aspect) because of the close-quarters nature of unarmed combat. Some of the best and most exciting fighters have wrestling bases. The discipline required to excel in wrestling has produced some of the most exceptional athletes and fighters in history. It is the oldest combat sport in the world's that's still relevant in our society.

    This thread isn't really a moral one, nor necessarily a factual one. I was just wondering how many Sherdoggers have this contradictory philosophy as a fight fan.
     
  2. eiyuu

    eiyuu Silver Belt

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    Then you got people here on Sherdog who argue that the unified rules favor strikers since you can get stood up by the ref, you get stood up at the end of the rounds and every round starts standing . . .

    Really all depends what fighter you hate on that particular day and if they're a grappler or striker.
     
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  3. Papawash

    Papawash clean and fresh

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    Wrestling is a big part of the meta game. I think the occasional hate comes from either not knowing what the hell is happening on the ground or from sheer just bleed.
     
  4. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    This is the only wrestling I like..

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    No Mas McGee Banned Banned

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    BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    There are exciting elite wrestlers like Cain Velasquez and Khabib who can hit 10 completely different TD techniques in a fight from Single to Doubles, Whizzer (Uchi Matas), to Ankle Picks etc and make it look fun.


    And then you have the Johnny Hendricks or Kamaru Usmans of the UFC who do nothing but clinch grapple and do nothing with their TDs i.e. LnP
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    woodsideQ Brown Belt

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    i've watched this like 12 times now and still watching
     
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  9. Papawash

    Papawash clean and fresh

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    That's a paralysis waiting to happen, good thing he was caught by the other dude wtf
     
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