Wayward Ditch Pig
Weird round, but 1-0 MVP. Knocked Lima down twice. Lima had him down for half the round but did fuck all with it.
To an extent. If the one on bottom is doing nothing but stalling, like MVP did today or like when Anderson Silva fought DC, then tough. I want to avoid the Jon Fitch-esque wrestle-fuck that make the sport boring as shit.I really hate how long MMA allows ineffective top control to last for. You can throw a few strikes a minute and win a round while doing nothing of real value without worrying about getting stood up.
To an extent. If the one on bottom is doing nothing but stalling, like MVP did today or like when Anderson Silva fought DC, then tough. I want to avoid the Jon Fitch-esque wrestle-fuck that make the sport boring as shit.
ya, ground game makes ufc unwatchable for me.
The problem with boxing (and mma, unfortunately) is that the heavyweight champion of the world is playing linebacker on some NFL team, and I don't think the problem's going to get better.
All true.Yep. Who wants to get punched in the face for a living if they have other athletic avenues to chase?
It's crazy how much of an erosion of boxing skills has happened in the HW division over the last 10-15 years. I'm watching random ass highlight reels from that era. Jameel McLine, Cannon Briggs, Oquendo, Tua, Byrd etc, etc. It's not like I'm just picking legends here either. All of them had fluid, fluid boxing skills and a few of them are downright slick (Oquendo & Byrd specifically, slick AF).
I think I'm going to have to be an Usyk fan going forward. He's the only guy in the top 10 with well round boxing skills.
But, I’d love, just once, to see what fury could do at a cut 260. He moves well for a dude who fights at close to 300 pounds.