I also belong to a motorcycle forum, and they have an "OG" over there where different things are discussed. Well, K-1 and MMA came up. Most people are fairly knowledgable. But read this guys post. I busted up laughing...
"I also have a good bit of martial art experience and a few on the street under my belt.
These promotional fights are great to watch I admit...I love them.
But they cannot be compared to a REAL fight by a trained fighter.
I'm not a grappler and if you got me down I'm fucked. That being said.....you wont get me down there.
Before you can grab me at least one if not both of your eyes will be totally fucked. If not that then your throat will need medical attention. If not that the pain in your abdominal area (kidneys or liver) will not allow you to be effective. You get the point.
I'm NOT saying I'm a bad ass...just pointing out that you can't expect these staged fights to be realistic. Yes...in the ring a grappler does better.
The reason is simple, the grappler is allowed to use his strongest offensive moves while the striker is forced to rely on techniques other than his primary.
I have found the formula to winning a real fight is simlar to this:
INTENSITY + BRUTALITY + PRACTICE = WINNER
Intensity is a real factor...if you can land blows and swing the fastest, you stand a good chance. Combine that attitude with training and practice....you will do just fine on the street if everything goes OK. Sometimes people just get fucked up from the blind side or multiple attackers.
Best advice is walk away if at ALL possible."
What do you think?