Who has it easier, strikers or grapplers?

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  1. Sickplicity

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    Like who has it easier when it comes down to development in their other department in MMA?

    A fighter known for his grappling developing his striking?

    Or a fighter primarily known for their striking developing their grappling?

    And who are some examples?
     
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    Grapplers - wrestlers, to be more specific.

    If you have superior wrestling, you can usually dictate where the fight takes place. That's a big advantage to have. Look at Ben Askren. He's still pretty much just an elite wrestler competing in MMA. No one can stop his wrestling, so he just wrestles his way to win after win. Chuck was one of the first guys to become an elite striker in MMA, but a lot of that had to do with his wrestling background. Wrestlers couldn't take him down and he could out-strike them on the feet.
     
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    Neither.

    It depends on the practitioner.
     
  4. Someone88

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    I agree.
     
  5. FLomega

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    Wrestler obviously. U can avoid a standup fight with just wrestling. U cant avoid being wrestlefucked just by striking. Unless u get a ko before grappling comes into play, but thats less likely
     
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    Wrasslers, especially when all the rules favors them.
     
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    Wrestlers.
    Favours their development as well as ability to win fights.
     
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    Wrestlers since there are no soccer kicks and since there are elbows.
     
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    This. Look at two guys known for their amateur wrestling and how they developed...

    Jon Fitch and Johnny Hendricks.
     
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    And the coach.

    Great fighters have great coaches.
     
  12. capnlarge

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    There are quite a few rules that greatly hinder wrestlers...like stand-ups, clinch breaks, no 12-6 elbows, no headbutts, no spiking etc.
     
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    This...
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    And this.
     
  14. Hideo

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    Overall I'd say the Unified Rules favor wrestlers by a small margin. Nowadays you need to be good at everything to be elite anyways, so it's rarely ever a factor.
     
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    Not everyone can become a great striker. It takes speed power and technique. So strikers
     
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    are you serious? you actually brought up stand ups and clinch breaks? and headbutts?!?! rofl.

    a wrestler can shoot for a million takedowns and not pay any consequences of having 12-6 elbows raining down on them, they also have the back of the head rule to protect them so fighters can't punch/elbow them while they have their face down hugging the leg, they also have the 3 point rule to protect them so fighter's can't knee them or kick them, they have a dozen other rules to protect them so they are allowed to hang onto a single or double leg all day and they'll be in the safest place in the fight. The rules takes away all the damaging blows to stop a takedown. And once they get the takedown, the fighter on the bottom isn't even allowed to upkick them due to the "downed opponent" rule, lmaoo!!! this shit is a complete joke.
     
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    It depends on body type

    lanky guys have an easier time picking up striking

    stocky compact guys have an easier time picking up grappling

    there are several examples of this. this is why jones is good because he has wrestling technique but his physique helps his striking.
     
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    Precisely.
     
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    That counts the most for sure.. But i still think good wrestlers got a edge.
     
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    More grapplers go into MMA than strikers, that should be considered.
     

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