The Mayweather victory proves once again that I am right.
As I predicted, it wasn’t close and Mayweather SCHOOLED MacGregor showing how much MMA fans are delusional about their sport.
The vast majority of people thought MacGregor was going to knock Mayweather out…because he “boxed” and started his life as an amateur boxer.
What people don’t realize is that there are many levels to any sport and the guys who specialize are far superior than the guys who do it some of the time – NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
I’ll say this again – the difference between amateur and pro is NIGHT and DAY. And as you discovered…as far as boxing goes…the difference between an MMA champ and a Boxing champ (in boxing) is night and day.
Of course morons will post “well if it was an MMA fight….” NO SHIT. I’m not talking about that and that didn’t happen.
The bigger picture is this – People who practice MMA think walk around thinking they’re great boxers and grapplers and the truth be told…you probably suck at both.
Unless you have a good solid background in one specific field – there are only so many hours in the day to get really good at one thing.
This has NOTHING to do with the STUPID argument about MMA vs. Boxing…they’re two different sports and there’s NO argument to be had.
But what it does prove that boxing some of the time doesn’t make you a world class boxer all of the time. The same goes for grappling.
There are only so many hours in the day to train, so in reality you become “jack of all trades, master of none”. Truth be told it’s better to be REALLY GOOD in one thing than average in two things.
Because a GOOD boxer will generally beat a a crappy grappler and vice versa.
Know this: rolling around for 45 minutes a week doesn’t make you a grappler, hitting the heavy bag and sparring for a couple hours doesn’t make you a boxer either and practicing a few self defense moves doesn’t prepare you to protect yourself.
The same goes for self defense.
You must train with a specific purpose. ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL – the person who trains with a specific self defense purpose will ALWAYS have the advantage over the person who trains for sport.
It’s just that simple.