Thread: Greg Jackson is Ruining MMA
1/03/2010 11:08pm, #1
Greg Jackson is Ruining MMA
Successful but boring fighters are driving me insane. I realize Greg Jackson is a "Fight Genius" or whatever but his UFC winning strategies are stupid and boring. It is lay and pray all over again. Can we call it "Tap and Shoot"? I need to write Greg Jackson a come to Jesus letter or UFC has to stop counting take downs so much. If you have no idea what I'm talking about watch any GSP or Rashad Evans fight since they drank the Greg Jackson Kool-aid.
I know the fighters win and winning is the point (for them) but the point of the UFC is excitement and building a stable of successful fighters that never really hurt their opponents is retarded.
1/03/2010 11:14pm, #2
*Hands Shark a handkerchief.
Cry me a river Shark boy.
1/03/2010 11:27pm, #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Oakland, CA (East Bay Area)
The point of the UFC is not excitement. I can't believe people keep using this argument.
The point of WWE is excitement. The point of the UFC is to have real fights, or as the slogan says, as real as it gets. Sure, it's fun to watch, and rightly so, but the point (aka the number one objective) should NEVER be to entertain, but to FIGHT.
1/03/2010 11:36pm, #4
- Join Date
- Feb 2003
- BJJ (on hiatus)
Now, luckily for us, the Fertittas and Dana really do give a crap about martial arts and so they dont' give undeserved title shots or anything. I think the current Zuffa model has struck the right balance between entertainment and sporting event.
So, TS, stop crying, they are winning and that is all that really matters.
1/04/2010 12:04am, #5
1/04/2010 12:08am, #6
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
wait for market effeciency to strike.
if too many fighters win fights without making them entertaining for the viewers, people will stop buying tickets or paying for lackluster PPV's and start running to other promotions where fights end in KO or Submissions.
UFC will then lower the winning purses and increase or start making purses for the KIND of victory you get, as well as increase the KO and Sub of the night awards, then fighters who want to earn more money might stop playing safe.
Vote with your dollar.
1/04/2010 12:17am, #7
Evans' strategy seemed to be "punch and maybe kick then knock him down stay on top and hit him while on top." If that's not exciting then maybe watching fighting isn't really for you.
People have different definitions of boring. Guardwork is boring for half the crowd. Clinchwork is boring for lots of people. Two people who look they're competing in kickboxing in an octagon is boring for some people.
What's boring is when people don't take chances. BJ Penn biding his time makes me stupefyingly bored. Anderson Silva not going for the KO against Thales Leites is boring. To me Rashad Evan's strikes + takedowns approach was visually exciting.What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates
1/04/2010 12:17am, #8
1/04/2010 12:27am, #9
I will adopt this breakthrough new training method as soon as I can afford it.
1/04/2010 12:28am, #10