Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
I can't be alone in thinking that top control is just ridiculously over valued in this sport, because it seems like people are just accepting the fact that who ever is on top from the guard(s) position is automatically winning the fight, regardless of what the opponent is doing from the bottom.
You aren't alone, but I've studied Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Wrestling and a couple flavors of Kung Fu, and to me, it comes to this. All other things being equal, Gravity wins.
If two guys are damaging each other on the ground, the one on top isn't carrying the other guy's weight.
All things being equal, the guy on top is gonna win 8 out of ten times, because he won't get tired as fast.