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      04-26-2010, 01:51 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by buschy View Post
this makes no sense! MMA is a mix of martial arts, it not ground fighting.

Oh, I make no sense...Thanks.

Here are the facts. MMA may stand for "mixed martial arts" but it's far from that. Most MMA fighters are graplers who have added kickboxing techniques to their repertoire and have been trained from day 1 that there are rules to abide by. That happens to be a far cry from the way most "stand-up" (for lack of a better word) systems were meant to be used. With the exception of some pro MMA fighters, I've yet to see a moderately experienced MMA person acurately execute any level of close-range, stand-up fighting technique (where the real damage is done). Instead, when the distance is closed, they opt for the grapple. That may work in a ring (along with a mohawk and lots of tattoos) but it may not always wont work in life-or-death. Especially when you start getting older.