What Martial Arts or Fighting sports would you prefer? Universal Fighting Championships (Severn, Shamrock, Gracie and BJ Penn), Pride Fighting Championships (Emalianenko and Noguiera), K-1 Hero (Sakuraba and Bonjasky), World Wrestling Entertainment (Cena, Batista, Undertaker and Booker T) or plain old boxing like Tyson vs Holyfield, Pacquiao vs Morales or Mayweather vs Baldomir. Any takes or bets or favorites? Which is most realistic?
I like them all and no one is realistic more than the others. If I had to choose one that is more realistic then others it would be MMA (UFC, Pride, etc). It combines more possibilities than any other genre.
MMA has really grown in the past 10 years as well from its early days. Guys are now training for MMA and not just a certain martial art like in the early days when taekwon do was taking on Jijitsu or something like that. Now they are training on everything, like a fighting system and not just a certain style. It is kind if what Bruce Lee was trying to preach years ago. Not a fixed style but fight based on your ability and circumstances.
Example, if you watcg UFC and saw Shamrock versus Ortiz, that was an example of old versus new. Shamrock is a shoot fighter tarined in only that and in the early days nobody knew hw to defend him and he was dominating. Ortiz is trained in overall fighting and knew how to defend and attack a "limited" Shamrock. Result, he beat him 3 times.
UFC is my favourite only because it has exposure over hear, but Pride is in Las Vegas soon so we will see more of it
lol I love WWE, I know its all scened but still its sometimes is funny and relaxing to watch since it its not as serious as the others. But 2nd preference would be UFC. I loved the diversity of martial arts in it. And never watched K-1 so I dunno how I would say that. Boxing isn't bad but its not my type.
K-1 is a brutal kickboxing match. In reality it still is an open MMA to begin with. It also has submission fightings. But if you watch it, most fights are dominated by those who are disciplined in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Striking Martial Arts. One notable fighter here would be the jap Sakuraba who is not known to be a striker but a submission artist. Bonjasky, Filipovic, Choi, Lebanner and Schilt rules the K1 MMA.
I think UFC is the best mma tournament, they do battle in an octagon unlike pride they use a boxing ring so the players can fall off on the side, when the fighters are on the edge they pause the battle and resume at the center of the ring so the exitement of the game is sometimes lost
I only like realistic combat sports.
UFC, Pride and K1 are about as close as we have.
WWE is out of the question. Was great when I was a kid and would believe anything. Like cartoons. Except cartoons are better.
I do prefer regular boxing. I think plain old boxing is harder, because you have to refrain from using your fists only, you still have to think of the rules. Can you imagine how frustrating it must be for a boxer who can give a good highkick but doesn't because that will sign the loss of the game for him ?
I still find it hard to believe that I watched WWE like crazy...huge fan of Austin...now I really find it very stupid.