Hence the word many in my original post. Actually, I think I can get away with most as I see it.
Some more thoughts on the OP.
This is used, but isn't always advisable, for previously stated reasons (earlier post).Quote:
The other thing that I hardly ever see is an MMA fighter holding his ground when his opponent moves forword and deliver a stiff straight arm one two counter.
This is still a young sport. There are very few unassailable assumptions about mma fighting methodology, at this point. Well rounded in all three general ranges of engagement would be one, but there aren't many other things set in stone yet.Quote:
I feel that there is just way too much backing up in MMA even at this day and age. IMO still a lot of room for improvement. Lots of wasted energy. Any thoughts?
A few of the guys who were around at the start of the UFC, have fought recently, and some (Dan Severn) will likely keep on trucking. Relative to Football, American Football, Rugby, Boxing, Cricket, Baseball, Basketball, etc the established high level competition hasn't been running for very long.
Add to that the multitude of possible combinations of styles, advances in training techniques/regimens, dietary improvements, more money attracting more natural athletes rather than to other sports, more $ at stake for those already involved, and other factors, and it's easy to see how mma can and will refine its self rapidly from here on out.
The Gym network to feed fighters into the sport is growing rapidly, especially as retired fighters can use their acquired skills/experience to open gyms, as can active fighters. Kids are coming out of high school now, who have known mma, most of their lives. That's a relatively new phenomenon for modern mma.
We're still watching early pioneers fight, so it's safe to assume the sport hasn't fully matured. Not even begun to, really. As a combat sport fan, this is a great time to be alive.
The only people I've been able to kick in the head were ones that consistently circle one way.
What the hell was I thinking? That post made no sense! At least you can still kick. Some of us can't anymore.