After some of the reaction concerning the Diaz-Condit fight, it just got me wondering, why do people watch MMA for striking? I'm not gonna lie, in terms of MMA i'm still abit of a noob at the moment, ive watched much more boxing, but when i watch MMA i don't get overly excited by the striking, and ofcourse, why would they box as well as actual boxers. What gets me more excited is the submissions and the use of TDs and transitions, it's something different from MMA
I know that MMA is Mixed Martial Arts so striking is a big big part of it but for some reason ive got it tuned that the TDs, grappling and all the rest of it is more 'MMA' than boxing is. I also understand that the striking can be exciting for some people, (like i said, it excites me but not OVERLY, simply because if i want masterful striking, or slugging, or people just throwing punches for a whole night, i can just watch boxing for that
This whole post is gonna sound silly to alot of people, but maybe we can discuss...
PS - My take on the Condit fight was that he did well, executing a good gameplan, to be honest, i saw IKilled007's post and he didn't seem too happy with the manner of the fight, i see where he's coming from ofcourse but at the same time it's easy for us lol, were watching the fight, for Condit, any form of trading couldve been disastrous, and at the end of the day, him losing wouldnt affect us in any way, so ofcourse we can moan but he's actually in the situation, if that makes sense