Originally Posted by IronMan
Wow, that's surprising that the British fighters can stay in the business so long, or do they just start older. That's pretty cool.
I am mixing 2 sports, but the point is that for both of them you need to have a large body of knowledge and martial arts experience. That's what matters.
One of the reasons they stay in so long is that they have kept the fitness in check and have had years of training and conditioning. And to the second point cage fighting is technical and tactical as you have to study your opponent whereas street fighting is not so technical. And finishes really quickly, cage fighting does not.
What im saying is if a street fighter went against a MMAist on his terms he would win whereas if the situation was turned the MMAist would not have as greater chance. Its like mixing hockey ant football.