The UFC really needs to cut out wrestling moving forward.

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  1. GeronimoJackson

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    I like GSP, he's obviously a talented fighter (he actually can box and used to finish off his opponents) and a nice guy, but damn, is his fighting style now making the UFC so boring and preventing it from reaching a bigger fanbase.

    I'm not saying cut out the ground game completely, takedowns and ground submissions are fine, but once someone starts lying on top of someone pretending to do something like GSP did to Nick Diaz the entire match, they need to cut that out of MMA. It's holding MMA back.

    Sure, Nick Diaz acts like a douche sometimes, but I respect him because of his talent and how real he is and he's one of the very few MMA fighters I actually look forward to watching. And we all know he would fight against Anderson Silva in a heartbeat.
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  2. GoT

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    both those Diazs are insane IMO
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  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I would like to see Nick Diaz fight a fire. While drenched in gasoline.

    But yeah. The constant dry-humping, lay-around stuff is why I don't watch UFC. Rarely stand up.
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  4. steverife

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    I love grappling and transitions and submission attempts. I don't love watching GSP.
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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    wrestling: originally done by greased up naked guys.. not my favorite sport to watch or partake in. Obviously the public thinks so as well.. that's why sponsors flee it like the plague, and the olympic committee knocked it out.
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  6. Alex1939

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    I also find wrestling easily the most boring part of UFC matches BUT it is legit fighting. If someone out wrestles you to where you can't do anything then they made you their *****.
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  7. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    I thought the last PPV was great anyway.

    My biggest complaint was that the UFC spread itself way too thin regarding cards. The addition of Strikeforce has really helped.


    Now my biggest complaint is that I have no desire to watch horse jockeys or men with the bodies of 12 year olds fight. I don't mind a major feather, bantam, or fly weight fight as one of 5 fights on a card, but if you try to make it a main event, or have multiple fights at those classes: not interested.
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  8. GeronimoJackson

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    The issue I have with that statement is that any average Joe can outwrestle someone in the backyard. Wrestling is legit fighting in the streets yeah, but MMA is mixed martial arts...so I like to see more of the martial arts please.
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  9. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    Wrestling/bjj is a complete part of the game. Gsps wrestling is Olympic calibre. To take that out would be to hinder half the "MMA" premise. So I cant don't agree. It's not "pretty" but when you have a grasp of how the ground game works, it's really interesting to watch the chess match. Diaz isn't some chump, dudes legit Bjj cat, but GSPs base was way to masterful for him.

    Wrestling, is part of the arts. Get over it. Of they don't wanna be ground and pounded, get better at wrestling. Simple. Defend the take down better. Don't allow it. That's your part to control, not whine cuz you couldn't stop it.
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