"Its easy to hold someone down and avoid strikes from the top. Its easy to push someone against the cage and clinch and avoid strikes. Its easy to hold someone from the bottom and avoid strikes."
> If this is SO easy, why don't everybody do that ? Ohhh, maybe because in fact this is *not* that easy ?
"Personally I want to see entertaining fights".
>I think that is the point. You want a show, but fighting isn't about "making the show" in *my* opinion. Fighting is to face someone and manage to find a way to win. Now, you can do it by submission or (T)KO. I like it too because it's spectacular. But now, in a fight, there's also a strategy. Finding a way to gas out your opponent is, indeed, a *very* good strategy to win (thought it's boring to see, I agree).
So now the question is : What would be the most important thing to you as a fighter ? Win or impress the crowd, if you had to chose ? Personaly, i think fighting is first of all about finding the way to impose your will on your opponent, whenever it looks boring. Do you remember the first UFC ? Everybody was wondering what Gracie was doing, it wasn't brutal, it was boring, slow, unespected. What do you recall today from Royce ? That he was a performer, a showman able to embrace the crowd, or that he was just unbeatable ? Just a question of point of view.
"Id rather see entertaining fights than boring hold down points wins"
> Well, me too but ultimately I understand that it can go to the end of the judges. And if it does, it either means that one was strong enough to manage his opponent (or that this opponent wasn't good enough to take advantage of the other). That's the game.
> Same to you, bro ! (By the way, it's so niiiiiiiiiice to read from someone able to discuss his point of view without insults or disrespect every two words, that's for that).