General UFC/MMA/boxing discussion - Bute vs. Pascal?
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11-18-2012, 08:46 AM
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Not in the world buddy. Most well trained martial artists dont use their training to beat up other men. Many don't feel the need to show off what they can do inside a cage like a barbarian.
That just isn't true. Most martial artists who are not involved in MMA are completely one dimensional and are not in anywhere near the same shape that the fighters in the UFC are. Many martial arts are simply arts that are not practical and are simply.....arts. Tae kwon doe for example is a useless art when used in combat as it relies far too heavily on low percentage head kicks and Kung Fu is an absolute joke as it is purely an art.
Jiu Jitsu is the closest martial art on it's own that can be used in the octagon but is rarely succesful anymore without incorporating other striking arts with it.
The only arguement that can be made for other martial artists being succesful against MMA fighters is to have them fight while fully clothed. There are many tactics that are used in the UFC that are not succesful with a clothed opponent whereas miltary training accounts for this variable. That being said, it would be a very small learning curve for MMA fighters to make this adjustment and quickly dominate in this area as well.
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