MMA is the octagon just too big or what?

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  1. hsugh knight

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    I think the fact that you can't cut people off like you can in a ring is contributing to a lot of passivity we see in UFC fights vs Pride ones :hs:
     
  2. hsugh knight

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    I mean just look at the BJ Sherk fight versus the first explosive Gomi vs Azaredo one. Really no comparison.

    IMO, the cage is bad for striking and is paradise for people who don't want to engage.
     
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    they could make it smaller. I wouldnt complain.
     
  4. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    They can't make it smaller it'd fuck up Kalib Starnes game
     
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    i think its just too hard to corner someone cause the octagon is too round
     
  6. if you're complaining about the machida fight, :gtfo:

    learn to appreciate the sport, that was a beautiful fight.
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    compared to a ring... the corners are deeper and harder to get out of...
     
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    Word. He had a great respect for Tito's Takedown/ground game and played it right. MMA is not only about winning/submitting, but using the right tools to do so....Even if it is running until you get the right punch/knee.
     
  11. and he wasn't even running. it's not like he was refusing to engage. He was just refusing to 'trade'. The standup offense was all one way.
     
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    Exactly. I was watching the fight with like 30 people at a friends house and everyone was like wow that guy is a pussy. I gave up on trying to explain his gameplan because I kept gettin :ugh: looks. Then he did EXACTLY what I said he would and everyone was like :noes: and then I was like :o and then I told them all they could go to hell and was like :fawk:. Then this big guy told me to stfu and was like :nono: and then I was like :ugh2: .
     
  13. hsugh knight

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    you still be 'elusive' without completely running away.
     
  14. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    I don't think it's too big, I mean for that design to be able to corner someone you basically have to put their back to the cage. There are just less sides to a square ring. You can trap someone into a corner and if they play into your game the ropes. I loved pride when it was on, I never missed a show, but I prefer the octagon. I don't see a problem with the style really.

    A smart fighter can make the fight go anyway he wants regardless of having to cover more of an area. It's MMA and ground game in a ring can make for some very awkward moments. They each have their flaws, much like life, what ya gonna do about it, cry? :rofl: kidding
     

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