MMA individual > style... but to what extent?

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  1. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    So this year, a bunch of new people (freshmen) joined the bjj club at my school. It is pretty obvious which of them are more athletic and will improve the fastest...

    But in my head, I was wondering about a hypothetical style vs style scenario where one of the "top" guys from a traditional martial art would face one of the least skilled guys from our club. And honestly, I believe that the traditional guy has a big chance of winning. Not because his technique is good, but because the worst guy in our club doesn't practice enough, care enough, is athletic enough, can't dictate where the fight goes, etc.

    So in this case the individual and not the style is what I think determined the outcome... what are your opinions on this?
     
  2. woodchuck

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    See Tank, Bob Sapp, and Brad Imes for examples of ind > style
     
  3. Ivy Mike

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    I don't think Bob Sapp is the guy to mention.
    young Mike Tyson would be better.

    Tyson is/was smaller than most of the guys he was beating.
     
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    Tyson was definatly making it happen with his personal abilities well and beyond his training.
     

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