Every event we see a fighter come in with the boneheaded notion of trying to challenge their opponents strengths. Whether it be a Striker trying to grapple with a BJJ Black Belt or a BJJ Practioneer trying to box with a KO Artist or the Kickboxer that tries to Wrestle someone with a D1 Pedigree. 97.8625% of the time they lose…Okay I made that stat up, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a stupid thing to do. I get the whole "I want to challenge myself as a Mixed Martial Artist" angle of doing something like that. But come on son. Don’t be dumb. That’s playing with fire, and you know what happens when you play with fire right? Someone steals your wallet and then you can’t buy Ice Cream. If you know that you can submit someone, take them down. If you know that you’ll light someone up on the feet, don’t even entertain the thought if playing around on the ground. I’m not saying play it safe, I’m just saying don’t be dumb.
Originally ranted at Unintelligent Defense.