Originally Posted by Iuanes
Yeah because we know the strongest and fastest guy who can jump the highest always wins in MMA. This is the guy championing MMA skills on the one hand, while lampooning HWs on the other. Right, Jon Jones doesn't need to have raw athleticism because he's a smart fighter who knows how to use his body (see Stefan Struve). His best attribute is that he 'studies' just like Anderson Silva studies.
MMA is one of the sports where intelligence and technique overcome pure athleticism more so than most sports.
The point is exactly to show that you can't quantify everything and that men and women's physiology is different. I guarantee more women will be able to pull off rubber guard than men, this is one area where women's MMA could be different and go in a different direction, but it doesn't count because they don't have penises.
Megumi has arguably more relevant MMA skills than many of the fighters at UFC 1. By what you've said in this thread you value skill over size, so which is it?
Kimo would only beat Megumi based on size and power. So is he more deserving of being watched than her?
Are gorilla fights better to watch than human fights?
This is true. Now if women didn't also have excruciatingly awful technique as well, you might have a point.
Also I never said Kimo was more entertaining than Fuji, just that Fuji wouldn't win UFC 1 which someone laughably suggested. I'd watch a Liz Carmouche or Sarah Kafuman fight before I watched the likes of Tank Abbot fight, but that doesn't mean that they both aren't the lowest common denominator in terms of representations of mixed martial arts.
And no there's obviously very little appeal in watching animals fight.
This strawman is quite a headscratcher.
The argument that we should only watch HWs because they would beat every other weight*which isn't even true by the way) mentioned by our resident oh so intelligent poster Sideways is equally made of straw.
Especially considering I've already pointed that the technique and athleticism is all relative.
IE: Emphasis on speed and mind numbing explosiveness at weights like 145. Emphasis on size/strength at 205. Emphasis on speed/power at HW, etc.
I'm pretty sure 90 percent of this forum would say Jose Aldo is more entertaining to watch than the average HW, personally I find him much more entertaining than the like of Junior Dos Santos, who I find just throws haymakers all the time with little diversity because he overwhelms people with his handspeed and timing. Aldo just does sick things in the cage that most men couldn't even attempt.