With the recent victory of Chuck Liddell over Ronato Sobral, I have to state once again the grappler's just don't have what it takes anymore. Striking's on top right now, but it will switch again in the future
i dunno if id claasify shogun as a grappler..he has sick ground skills but i look at him as a striker first grappler secondmoldy said:Fedor, gsp, hughes, a.a (he will beat tim again), fedor, big nog, arona, rua. What about all these guys. It's even i'd say. Every striker you name i can name a grappler.
Judo is useless. So's karate and all of them real martial arts. When's the last time you actually seen a blocked puch?? or a chop??? Boxing, Wrestling and Muay Tai, and submission fighting is where it's at3DLee said:I think less and less MMA fighters are training in Judo and that is hurting their ground game. If you can't get them to the ground, then you have no game. Judo praciticioners can do some amazing things really quick and when a fighter has no idea how they got to the ground (which is often the case in a Judo throw or take down because its so fast) then he is in a world of trouble and better scramble a defense quick. I even hear Joe Rogan get really excited when he witnesses some Judo throws in action.
You bet maximum efficiancy minimal effortpt447 said:i'd rather be well versed in Judo takedowns than wrestling ones. wrestling ones require to you jump into harms way while judo throws allow for a finese sort of throw.
wrestlers use muscle
judo practitioners use style
Totally agree, word for word.pt447 said:Grappling, and the ground game in general, are being passed by by the UFC. the UFC is all about strikes nowadays, standing mostly, but also on the ground. every time a fight goes to the ground, the fighters just vie for a position to toss elbows at each other from. i think this is proof that Dana has sold the soul of MMA to either suck in boxing fans, or get other people interested withouth having more ignorant americans get confused by submission fights!!!
look at PRIDE, there's always a good match of strikes and sub wins, but in the UFC... subs are going the way of the dodo!