Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Well if you wanna dis-respect two of the finest grapplers at 170, that's your decision but I'm pretty sure if you ever had to grapple with Fitch or Stun-Gun, you'd sing a different tune, instead of calling it lay n pray and dis-respecting them constantly you might learn to appreciate high level grappling and understand it's very difficult to finish other top level professional fighters.
I do appreciate high level grappling as much as the next guy. There are different kinds of grappling though. Theres the kind that goes for good positions and subs that are fun to watch, then there is the "lay in your guard and throw a hundred arm-punches" kind of grappler wich is boring to watch.
Imagine playing a fighting videogame against a guy who knows all the special moves and is really technical with the game vs that guy we all know who just button-mashes and still manages to win alot. Wich is more fun? Fitch/Sonnen type fighters are the same as button-mashers.
It can be effective but it's boring and annoying.
Also regarding those pictures you posted, well even the most boring fighter has a couple of better moments, that still doesn't change the fact that 90% of Fitch's fights are "lay in a guys guard" type fights. Same goes with Stungun.
It's ok if you think it's fun to watch, just understand that alot of other MMA-fans will never agree with you.