MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos - View Single Post - Hugely over emphasising top control and why it's become the norm in MMA
View Single Post
post #73 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 05:16 AM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 51
I think the annoying thing isn't that the guy who gets top control usually wins, it's more that that judges seem to think that the guy who gets top control ALWAYS WINS. This rewards the takedown and top control too much and ignores how comfortable the guy on the bottom is and what he is doing. While GSP clearly won the fight, there is no way that he won every round.

The UFC markets itself as being "as real as it gets" and mixed martial arts get their legitimacy from how effective they are in real combat situations - therefore, the judging should be as close as possible to what would win a real fight - damage and closeness to getting the finish.

That said, I don't think lay and pray is that big a problem, just because guys who do it don't get many fans and therefore don't make much money.
kritter is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome