Completely agree with everyone with the "No rules on the street" shit. I've had 10-20 on one lots of times and you're only hope is to drag someone under you and give them 10 times more pain than you, stick your elbow into their eye socket or snap an arm and just hope his mates will realise they are making it worse for their mate. I've had 3 people go for me with knives, 1 guy hold one at my throat and took one hell of a beating after getting hit 5 times with a duster. Anybody on here been hit with dusters? It was really strange I knew I had plenty of time to react between punches but my body wouldn't react whatsoever I managed to take the punches fine without going down until i went over a step and the guy was 2 footed jumping on my head for 5-10 minutes until someone dragged him away. Ended up with a fractured jaw and a hairline fracture to the top of my skull, I swear my head and face were almost double the size.
I used to be involved with all the wrong thigns when I was younger but learnt to stay away from it. There's no point whatsoever in fighting on the street and these days somebody can come back with 10-20 guys, a knife or a gun if you do.
Only time you'll catch me fighting on the street is if somebodies gone for my mates without reason, somebodies beating on a girl or unless I have another good reason.
Keep it in the ring/cage and get true honour and respect for it
There never can, nor will be any guidelines for a street fight. It's nothing like the cage, anything can, and usually will go on the streets. People can get ******* crazy, especially when they're drinking, everyone feels like "the iceman" with a little alcohol.
I completely agree with keeping it in the cage but sometimes I've seen rather sanctioned fights at parties. A friend of mine had this guy talking shit to him and wanted to take it to the street. After trying to convince my friend that it wasn't worth it (he didn't budge and still wanted to fight this guy), I made the decision to negotiate with the opposing fighter and his friends. The negotiation consisted of rules to the fight and the understanding that when it was over it was over. No jumping, group fighting, etc. The fight went off without a hitch, my friend did well and I would say won the fight by points.
So I guess it all depends on who you are with and what the environment is like. I have had situation where I would have never tried so set rules to a fight because I KNEW that the other guys would not follow them and it would have ended up in a shooting incident.
Keep it in the cage unless you can figure out a way to make some rules to the would be street fight. Since MMA is more popular you can just say "MMA Rules" or something like that. Most people would probably agree and let the fight happen for their own/their friend's safety.
As much as I agree with you, that would never happen around here. Bottles would be flying and it would be a full 10 on 10/ 20 on 20 brawl and even after that happened somebody would end up jumped when they were alone and get messed up with whatever they have on them or could get hold of at the time. Its easy to try introduce rules to a street fight , but, in practice it rarely works. People round here think too much about their "rep" and it would never work.
If my mates are in a one on one n getting their ass kicked, bollocks to em, they can get their ass kicked. Won't see me moveat all unless somethings getting out of hand either way, I'd stop my mate and I'd stop the guy he was fightin. I used to have the street mentality myself and TBH if I carried on like that I woulda ended up gettin killed at some point. I realised theres more to life than being a clown on some stupid street level shit and you gotta work to create a better life for yaself and eventually to provide things for ya family (when it happens) that you never had. I decided to change after I quite possibly could have ended up killed when that guy was jumping on my head with 2 feet for at least 10 mins whilst I was unconcious.
Street shits stupid.. and that is some of the realest talk you'll hear.
[quote=Dane~Jeruz;732500] I decided to change after I quite possibly could have ended up killed when that guy was jumping on my head with 2 feet for at least 10 mins whilst I was unconcious.
Yeah that is rather ridiculous. Like I said, you can pick and choose when to try that. In my new neighborhood it would be fine, in the old neighborhood it wouldn't fly. Why can't fights be like they were in the old days (or so I've heard), two people fought one on one, settled it, shook hands and it was over.
A fist fight can be a good thing, a growing experience. It can be empowering, a glorious raw victory which satisfies the primal self. Or a shocking blow to the ego, sometimes a person needs it. The purpose of the ring, gloves, ref, etc. is to control the environment for safety sake. There are things that are exposed in people during a real fight which can't be extracted in semi-controlled, fabricated ring fights.
I agree it's sad to think people become crippled or die sometimes, but if it wasn't dangerous then it wouldn't affect people the way it does naturally. I just happen to think that it's more important to preserve our nature by not censoring or padding life.