MMA all the way. As the name suggests, it combines a bunch of different martial arts, including boxing. I have noticed, however, that as of late there have been fewer and fewer different martial arts involved, and it's all mostly grapplers and kick boxers. There used to be more of a range of martial arts. Still though, UFC takes the cake, for me personally.
You're thinking of the old school MMA without rules. If you think MMA (current) isn't technical, then you're mistaken. Take Kimbo for example, a street fighter who got ko'd in 36 seconds. MMA requires knowledge in Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Greco-Roman/Freestyle Wrestling, Judo and sambo etc. Fighters need to be trained in each of these MA's in order to step into the cage if they want to win.
This clip is an example of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling being applied perfectly in MMA:
what am I supposed to do?
clean your apt before she moves in? buy some pink bed sheets? scented candles?
wait, u have pink bed sheets?
ive said too much
Last edited by Vally-Doosh on Jan 11th, 2009 at 06:18 AM
I like boxing better because I think its more of a better discipline to only have to use your fists.
MMA has a lot more variety as opposed to boxing but can get very boring if the referee lets the fighters roll around on the floor too much (that being said it is also slow when boxers tend to hug each other for 12 rounds). Its more violent than boxing when it kicks off but then its over too soon and thus less enjoyable, at least for me.
anyone remember Ali fighting that weird dude back in the day? what's his face?
anyway, MMA>boxing. i'm a boxer but i know that someone who can only throw blows standing, has clinches and has no throws has got nothing going on someone whose fighting style incorporate throws, submissions and an ability to strike from any position and no clinches. boxing is more fun to watch though.