Even if that does happen at some point, guys will still excel more than others at grappling or striking, so it might not be a clash of pure styles more a clash of opposite strengths because both guys will know how to strike and how to grapple. I'm actually looking forward to that day, when a great striker can't be neutralized simply by taking him down.
I have nothing against that at all Ez! And actually we already see that today. Thats already the present!
But we still have the clash of styles as well today and the strong Martial Arts backgrounds from every individual in that Cage. We still have those great ALL American Wrestlers like Chael Sonnen for example. Guys who you just can't stop from taking you down. Thats where the strong Martial Arts background is! If this beautiful aspect of the Sport, wich is so important for me as a fan dies out one day and everybody will call there Background only Mixed Martial Arts anymore.. then my friend the Sport just died for me and I won't watch it anymore.
Of course these so called MMA fighters will have there strenghts and weaknesses. Some will be better strikers and some will be better grapplers.. just where the talent is. But doesn't that make you sad? That there background will only be MMA?? Doesn't that make you sad, that the characters will leave the Sport forever??
Where does that leave the beauty of the Sport?? Where is the unquestionable and unique Martial Arts background from guys like Demian Maia, Lyoto Machida, Anderson, Chael Sonnen and on and on?? Guys who make this Sport so unbeliavble unique and facinating for us.
You look forward to a future with guys like Rory McDonald only?! Isn't that a sad picture of the Sport?
Yeah cause there will be a striker who is so good off his back that even on the ground isn't a safe place!
You mean a guy like Anderson Silva?
Kanto thats not what we are talking about here. This isn't the topic. We are talking about the Martial Art
in Mixed Martial Art.