Jesus titty ******* christ.
You know whats worse than a complainer? A complainer that complains about the complainers.
Nate brings up some legitimate points on how the judging in MMA is scored. Far too much emphasis on cage control rather than damage.
A perfect example is Nick Lentz vs Andre Winner. Andre won the fight.
As far as i'm concerned, holding some one against a cage or holding some one down on the ground, just holding them is NOT FIGHTING.
And those are actually some of the worst comparisons i've ever seen.
Jesus titty ******* christ.
You know whats worse than a complainer? A complainer that complains about the complainers. You know whats even worse than that? A complainer who is complaining about someone complaining about someone complaining.
I am simply annoyed with the amount of talk going on about wrestling in MMA being over valued in the scoring system.
If a guy gets completly controlled for 3 rounds, taken off of his feet at will and dumped on the floor, preventing him from doing any damage then he has won the fight.
Wrestling is fighting, preventing someone else from causing you any damage by controlling them is a part of fighting.
I am bored stiff by Lay and Pray as much as anyone else. I am just so sick of people blaming their losses on the scoring system when it is due to their own deficiencies as a fighter.
Kenny Florian loses to Maynard as he was controlled for a lot of the fight. Does he whine and moan about the scoring and how hard done by he is? No. He says it is his fault that his wrestling is not good enough and it is up to him to make his wrestling better.
That is how a real fighter and a real athlete should act. If you lose, you lose. Great fighters will adapt and evolve after their losses. Others will whine and complain about the scoring.
Lets see who's wrestling improves more over the next few years. Kenny with his positive attitude and ability to view his flaws, or Nate Diaz who thinks he is hard done by and that all the rules should be changed to suit his style of fighting.
If you had ever wrestled and competed for any length of time. You might start to appreciate how hard it is to become a good wrestler.
They have earned the right to win fights by accepting the rules and creating and adapting a style that fits into them.
If you do not train and go in with a game plan that gives you the best chance of winning a fight, then you are an idiot.
Saying wrestling is not a legitimate fighting style and complaining about the rules is a massive cop out.
If you don't like the way MMA is and how it is judged then watch something else. Alternativly, try doing something constructive to change it. (whinging in interviews and crying on internet forums doesn't count)