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Why do wrestlers/grapplers get told to stand and bang?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by TheChosenOne, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    To prove they have nuts meanwhile the striker is never obliged to initiate the wrestling/grappling to prove they have balls?

    Hypocrisy 101 especially considering the fights always start standing and after each round.

    For example Khabib tested his stand up against Conrat in round 3 but I didn't see Conrat testing his ground game with Khabib.
     
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  2. GoshiShun17

    GoshiShun17 Black Belt

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    Solely for entertainment value. It's not that deep.

    Oh and I forgot ....
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  3. Tomas

    Tomas Black Belt

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    This ^

    I'd say 95% of MMA fans would rather see this:
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    Than this:
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    Wrestling is fun to watch when guys try to do damage from top, not when they blanket for 25 minutes straight
     
  4. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    The casual fan is often calling grapplers pussies for not standing and some strikers in Conor's case also follow this narrative. It needs to be called out and stamped upon.
     
  5. Ham Socks

    Ham Socks Professional Fighter

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    Casual mma fans




    That is all
     
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  6. GoshiShun17

    GoshiShun17 Black Belt

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    Key words "casual fans". As far as fighters go they are competitors who will say anything for an "edge" on their opponent.

    It goes the other way around as well. When a a striker is dominant usually both hardcores and casuals will say their grappling is untested even if that isn't true.
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Conor tested his ground game for 3 rounds....

    He failed the entire test. He failed so bad he didnt even spell him name correctly.
     
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    mma fans are in great % idiots and not actual mma fans

    who rule the business is doing everything to have show/spectacle fans instead actual sport fans as the main target too
     
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  9. Congo66

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    You're not getting any $50k bonuses from lay and pray and ground and pound. Unless you're the main or co-main (or a HW) you're probably not getting paid $50k per fight in the UFC.
    If Usman was knocking guys out he'd have got a title shot long before he actually did.
     
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    Because of the first M in MMA
     
  11. killer spider

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    because that is what people wanna see man pure violence
     
  12. fortheo

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    You can make the same criticism about striking, though; it's fun when they try to do damage, but not when they circle away all night, feint, feint, feint jab, and barely engage.
     
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  13. Abazzdeboom

    Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    Because for most civilisations this is how men fight
     
  14. MescalineDreams

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    Woodley looks legit hypnotized

    Super weird fight from him
     
  15. cheesus

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    Khabib wasn't successful on all his takedowns and by that round Conor was so tired he had less snap in his punches. It was a smart play by Khabib to give himself some time to recover as Conors stand up wasn't nearly as dangerous to Khabib as everyone was predicting. Lot of grappling styles develop strong lower bodies so many develop punching power and once they start getting accustomed to knocking their opponents out it's much easier than grinding a fight out for 15 minutes. Plus they can always resort to it if things become desperate...doesn't work the other way around with a striker becoming a wrestler, unless you're a freak like GSP.
     
  16. Brian Gumble

    Brian Gumble Arnie's Brother

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    who says grapplers must stand and bang? maybe some of us hope for it but demand it? nah fam
     

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