- Mar 12, 2015
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The best MMA fighters are a couple of moves ahead when they are fighting, they do one move with the intent of it leading to another and then another until the have the result they want so chess it is.
Do you not try to do the same thing in any fighting? I see this especially in Boxing. Sometimes, it's the only way to safe and certain blows.
I don't just mean mma. Any sport fighting that limits the rules, IMO, allows the fighters to focus on just those things, improving their ability to react to what is allowed. So they need to do more planning to catch the other fighter off guard.
In MMA, everything is allowed. So while the dynamic of strategy exists, as it does in any game, you have a higher chance to be caught unawares by what you're opponent does.
I'm not saying MMA isn't strategic. xD Just a little more random than fighting where there are rules that limit your options. Totally unrestricted fighting is incredibly random. In more random events, a person's skill or strategy can have a lesser effect on the outcome of a less random event. Cause and effect is slightly less plain and as a result, I think it's harder to realize the results of good strategy in more random events than less random ones.
And because of that, I think highly restricted fighting like Boxing is more akin to chess, and MMA is more akin to a card game.
The video discusses Bruce Lee's five ways of attack using some boxing clips. It shows what I mean with my top point with Boxing pretty well.