Cassius was too nice on this.Quote:
Originally Posted by Necroth
You're fucking stupid. Bravo had ONE notable win, then got destroyed (by someone who spends a lot of time in a gi) and hasn't competed since. One is free to assume, or not, that his reticence to compete is due to a concern that losing would hurt his arguments and marketing success.
While if you're focusing on MMA, it of course makes sense to focus on no-gi (though many would argue the merits of some gi training due to a weight-vest affect) the cross-over from gi to no-gi grappling is not, in fact, that hard. You may find it educational to look at the training practices of those successful in ADCC over the last few years (they all spend a disproportionate amount of time in the gi). There are pedagogical reasons to do both, and both are fun (which is the real reason to do any of it).
Further, while you may have to fight rednecks wearing no shirts, that certainly is the exception. Most of the fights I've seen or been a part of have been in bars with no shirt, no shoes, no service policies. Then again I don't really care about "street fights".