This sport is mixed martial arts, if someone wants to take you down and control you for the whole fight while laying on top of you, you should learn to prevent the takedown and learn to stand back up.
With that said, if you do fight like this, expect to lose fans, and like Fitch, not get your title shot. This is a sport, this is not "fighting". We call it fighting, but it's not "fighting". It's a sport, and in a sport, you have fans, and these fans need to be entertained in order to keep the sport alive.
Take someone down and hold them for the duration of the fight, just don't expect to get your title shot anytime soon or any sort of solid fan base.
A boring fighter is a boring fighter, no one wants that as a champion, let's be real here.
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