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The illogic behind bitching about fitching

Ben Askren said it best when he told fans that didn't like his style to go watch boxing. And still, these same fans that cry about Fitch, Shields, GSP, etc etc. are the same fans that say top MMA fighters would smash boxers due to wrestling. I can understand that fans get bored watching people "Fitch" but do you really expect the majority fighters that have worked their whole life wrestling and grappling and have brought that skill set to MMA to sit and bang with top strikers? It is their goal to win and they have the best chance to win by working their takedowns and grappling. Why would they do anything else, they would be stupid to. I don't see many kickboxers coming in and trying to wrestle top wrestlers. With what the rules are today in MMA, you are just stupid to be bitching at this type of fighter. If you want to bitch about the fight being boring, bitch about the fighters that are losing the fight. They are the ones making it boring by coming in unprepared. Its not GSP's fault that Diaz can't get off the bottom. He knew what GSP was going to do and he let him impose his will on him. Its not Askren's fault his opponent can't get off the bottom. Instead of saying, "Man he just laid on him the whole fight and humped him" maybe it should be "Man his opponent sucked, maybe he should have worked on getting up off the bottom." You never here that, all we hear is bitching about the winning fighter, it is crazy to me and is frankly illogical. Do we really want to change the rules to make MMA less wrestling heavy? Like the average MMA fan, I believe a high level mma fighter destroys a high level boxer because they can take the fight anywhere. I enjoy MMA more because it is more realisitc. If you agree with this I really do not see how you can want to change the rules to make them less wrestling heavy. If a wrestler gets in a fight, do you really think he is going to be throwing punches, or do you think he is going to go for the double leg? Do you think he is going to let the other guy up? If two random guys are fighting and one is a wrestler and one is a boxer, I am taking the wrestler all day. MMA is realistic and that is why wrestlers generally do well in MMA. If you want to bitch, bitch at the guy that can't get up and isn't taking chances to get up. If you want the rules switched, then go watch boxing because I like MMA the way it is, realistic.

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