Why Do I Need Wrestling Training For MMA?
Often MMA fighters and fans criticize wrestlers. This trash talk comes from the frustration of seeing wrestlers who “lay and pray” in a fight. Lay and pray is the term for a wrestling-based strategy in a mixed martial arts bout, where the individual continually puts his or her opponent to the canvas for the regulation three to five rounds for an easy and safe decision. The description of this approach illustrates why most are bored with and against using wrestling in a manner where an individual does not work to finish their opponent.
If You Have Better Wrestling Training You Can Dictate Whether a Fight Goes to the Ground or Stays Striking
However, for those who watched Saturday’s Dan Henderson versus Fedor Emelianenko Strikeforce event it was clearly apparent how the superior wrestler can not only impose a clever strategy of wrestling mixed with either submissions from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or striking from Muay Thai and boxing, dictate whether the action goes to the ground or stays on the feet, and wins scrambles to dominate precarious situations.
Superior Wrestling Training Determines Which Fighter Dominates a Scramble
After the jump watch the video recap of Saturday’s Dan Henderson versus Fedor Emelianenko Strikeforce. Can you count how many competitors implemented smart game plans utilizing wrestling, completely negated his or her opponent’s strengths, saved them self from trouble, and won a scramble to ultimately win the entire fight (Dan Henderson)?