6 thoughts on “WWE vs MMA – Non Biased

  1. This was an interesting video, but try this for unbiased:

    I’m not a fan of WWE/Wrestling in general, but I do acknowledge that it takes skill to do what they do. Taking all the falls they do on a regular basis is VERY dangerous if someone doesn’t know what they’re doing. It is not as easy as it looks.

    Also, it may not be apparent, but it actually does take good conditioning to perform like that.

    MMA is bad news for wrestling though. MMA is stealing Pro wrestling’s audience. The audience is obvious. That kind of bugs me, because I can’t stand watching MMA with all the meathead bandwagon jumpers that don’t know shit.

    If that wasn’t bad enough, MMA is stealing the talent pool of Pro wrestling.Lest we forget, non-pro wrestling is a real, unscripted sport outside of Pro wrestling, but pro wrestling used to be one one of the few outlets where someone with a wrestling background could make money, since there is no NBA or NFL for wrestling.

    All that has changed now, and MMA is sometimes a better option for someone with a high level of skill in wrestling. It’s counter intuitive, but MMA is LESS dangerous than Pro Wrestling. MMA fighters fight 2-4 times a year, and only 20-40 times in their entire career. Pro wrestlers “fight” weekly, sometimes nightly, taking numerous falls and blows to the head, and sustain a HIGH number of concussions. Which means they have many more opportunities for serious injury, even death.

    Also, chael sonnen is the greatest shitalkers alive. He’s an asshole, but an entertaining asshole.

    1. Meatheads in both MMA and Wrestling. Especially the fan base. MMA was around before UFC/MMA Gyms showed up anyhow.

      Man I’d love to break the arm of a MMA blockhead fanboy. They annoy me that much.

  2. Puulaahi :Meatheads in both MMA and Wrestling. Especially the fan base. MMA was around before UFC/MMA Gyms showed up anyhow.Man I’d love to break the arm of a MMA blockhead fanboy. They annoy me that much.

    You do *know* that I know MMA was around long before the UFC? Look who you’re talking to.

    If it makes you feel better, I have broken the arm of a MMA blockhead fanboy. I was having a few people over to watch the UFC on night, and my brother invited two of his friends over. They got drunk and started acting like idiots and telling people how they knew “that gracie shit”, but they didn’t seem to know one iota about grappling because they didn’t know an armbar from a kimura. Basically your typical poser MMA fanboys. Halfway through the night, one of them jumps on my back to try to surprise me with some sloppy choke. Big mistake, because in the process he set himself up for ippon seoi nage. (I don’t know the name in Bujinkan. It’s a one armed shoulder throw. I’m actually quite terrible at the throw because of my height, so I was surprised it worked for me.) He ended up landing in the shallow end of my pool after breaking his arm on the edge, which was drained at the time. It was actually very satisfying.

    I think if you were to meet someone who has been into the sport for a longer time you would have a more positive opinion of people who practice the sport. It’s all about perspective. Right now you just see it from the outside, so it’s hard to understand it as something more than sweaty guys wrastlin’.

    1. I know people that practice the sport. In fact I know a famous kickboxer that opened up his own gym. If I wasn’t doing Ninjutsu I’d probably be there. Ippon Seoi Nage is Ippon Seoi Nage in Bujinkan. 🙂 I do respect athletes within the sport. I just have no respect for the loudmouth blockheads like the chumps arm you broke. They stand for everything that martial arts is not about.

      I take it you are having trouble with throws because you are so tall? The trick is to get the opponent on their toes and then getting under them is cake. My buddy/instructor showed me and it makes throws so much easier. I am 6’1″

      I haven’t been in a fight in so long. I am so good at avoiding them. I don’t know how much of my training would show up. Got myself wondering now. But I train all the time and a lot of the grappling is becoming natural to me now. My body does all the basic grappling moves without thought now. So cool. Halfway to black belt, but I have a long way to go. My next ranking is a big deal, I start teaching and I have never had a leadership role like that before… Weird. Woah, tangent.

      1. I was wondering about the name because I know a Ninjitsu guy, and some of the technique names he uses are different from the standard names used in Japanese martial arts. He was using Omote Gyaku for Kote Gaeshi.

        I know about the toe thing. It’s actually standard practice in judo. I have no problem with the Kata form of the throw, but it’s always been difficult in randori.

        The primary reason was my height. I’m 6’3, but most Judoka are actually very short. On average when I was doing judo, I was 5-6 inches taller than my opponents. In actual practice, getting my center of gravity low enough to throw them was extremely difficult.

        The funny thing about Judo is a lot of shorter people do well in it, because the lower center of gravity makes it easier for them to do really explosive hip throws.

        Additionally, these were judoka. They are the throwing experts. They could usually see the technique coming a mile away, so experience + a physical advantage meant certain techniques were difficult to perform.

        One advantage I did have was that foot sweeps and reaping techniques were really easy to do. I have an Osoto Gari that I am very proud of.

        Speaking about the uncertainty you feel, that’s natural. Everyone feels that way. That just shows you’re not an overconfident asshole:)

        I have been in more fights than I really should have been in. I don’t go looking for trouble, but I don’t keep my opinion to myself, as you know. That get’s me in trouble, but mostly when I was younger. I can say from experience that nothing goes exactly like you ever expect in a fight. That’s why I laugh at people who say they train for everything. It’s impossible to do that. There are too many unpredictable variables to make that possible. Of course it’s important to train to be as versatile as possible.

        I actually have sort of a superstition that most people will run into the EXACT thing they haven’t trained for in a self defense situation. And no matter what martial art there is, there is ALWAYS some hole or vulnerability in training.

        But to be honest that’s why I try to emphasize how important sparring is. It’s better to go into a fight with a gun you’ve fired.

        1. We spar later on in my art, only because it’s really easy to hurt someone doing small joint manipulation as well as normal joint manipulation. Also train very slow for the most part for the same reason. The upper level guys end up rolling around sparring sometimes and the whole class always seems to stop what they are working on and watches. So classic.

          Yeah I am in martial arts because of lack of confidence really. But I do enjoy giving out pain. Kind of working on caging the beast. 🙂 Overconfidence cocky people annoy me like crazy, especially if they are newbies in martial arts. They annoy me in general too. The best guys in martial arts always seem to be the humblest and happiest from what I have seen.

          I love throws. Used to be deathly afraid of them at first and now I can’t wait to be thrown. I have great ukemi too, my instructors are always picking me for showing the class techniques now. So honored. But I guess that is what I get for showing up all the time.

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