UFC of today vs. UFC Classics - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com
View Poll Results: UFC Classics vs. UFC of today
UFC Classics 0 0%
UFC MMA today 4 100.00%
Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
Amateur
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: northern Va
Motorcycle: K6 GSX-R600
Posts: 398
UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

I rented the UFC Classics from Blockbuster a couple of days ago and watched how different the UFC is compared to now.

Just a thought but which do you like more. When the UFC first started back in the 90's it was Karate vs. Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu vs. Boxing, Kickboxing vs. Tae Kwon Do. etc.etc. There also was no weight class, no gloves, no time limit or rounds.

Do you prefer the old'n days of fighters using only the arsenal of their martial art discipline, or the MMA style that fighters use now. The one thing i like about MMA now is the versatility of the fighters and to mix the traditional arts to become a very well rounded fighter. When you put two of the same fighters with similar skills it becomes a fight that almost looks like it depends on who conditioned to become the better/stronger fighter. On the other hand in the earlier UFC matches the fighters were martial art purist who used only what they learned/studied. If made for an entertaining sight to see a boxer go down with no ground game against a Gracie and literally get choked out in under 2 minutes of the fight.

I suppose with the evolution of the fighters and the brutality of the sport from the beginning is why they started to mix things up later on.
nixgix600 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 10:14 AM
Thugnificent
 
C41177's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Motorcycle: black 08 Gix 6
Posts: 10,609
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

UFC MMA Today and here is why.

The fighters are better rounded fighters (at least some are). Now, the best fighters know some Kickboxing, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai. The fighters are more athletic than before, other than some fat-ass that gets into the cage, running around swinging his arms.

The UFC is far better than what it was before.
C41177 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 01:51 PM
!##NULL##!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Motorcycle: wtchtwr
Posts: 12,040
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

I have to say now. I would watch fights before and get bored because there were only a few marquis fighters. Now there are so many fighters to cheer for. I feel that every fight is decent, although I feel they have called some fights prematurely (especially when compared to the fights of old).

I do find it ironic that the UFC was started as a no rule organization, and slowly but surely it is moving towards boxing style sectioning.
wtchtwr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Faps to Fantasy Football, and fails at that even
 
k6zook1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: CT
Motorcycle: Bugman approved k6 silver n grey gixxer thou
Posts: 10,194
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

def now, back in the day there were no weight classes, no gloves, and less rules (knees to down opp, etc) it was a barbarrick bar fight of sorts. Today's MMA fighters are extremely well rounded and have adapted to the sport, not neccassarily in a good way, current evidence Brock Lesnar laying on Heath herring for 15 minutes. He couldnt finich him and had a weak, ground game. I've seen this many times with wrestlers, Josh Koscheck was renoun for the lay and pray. Ref's are getting better at standing opponents back up though.
k6zook1k is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 04:54 PM
Provisional Novice
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Motorcycle: Blue and white k6 750
Posts: 230
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

I would say now, for obvious and already spoken reasons. However, nothing beats the clash of arts.

From a personal stand point, being well rounded helps a great deal and puts on a better show for the veiwers.
Neosporin is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 02:51 AM
Track Day Winner
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 56
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

I definately say the modern UFC. I like seeing the versatility of well rounded fighters. I enjoy fights on the ground or standing up. Watching Dan Severn was pretty awesome though.
Recognize408 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
Amateur
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: northern Va
Motorcycle: K6 GSX-R600
Posts: 398
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

Here's another one for you guys:

The old UFC tough ones, like Royce Gracie, Pat Smith, ken Shamrock, Tank Abbott, Dan Severn all in their prime with their own fighting style Vs. the New UFC fighters like GSP, BJ Penn, Rampage, Chuck Liddell etc. Do you feel that the old fighters in their prime would have a chance against the newer fighters of today regardless of the rules an regulations or maybe lack there of?

It is almost a tough call, but i would be inclined to believe the new fighters of today would have more of an edge only because of their ground game. The only concern i would have with the older fighters is really their experience and physical toughness, however the new fighters are a lot stronger. I guess there is that old age saying
The young fear the old because of their experience, but the old fear the young because of their fierceness.
nixgix600 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 04:30 PM
Provisional Novice
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Motorcycle: K6 GSXR 600 BLK/RED
Posts: 228
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

I also say present day UFC, but to pay homage to the classic UFC, here is my favorite fight... Gracie vs Kimo
avocado123 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
Amateur
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: northern Va
Motorcycle: K6 GSX-R600
Posts: 398
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

that was from UFC 3 -That Gracie vs Kimo was a pretty good fight, but when Gracie was supposed to fight in the finals there after he couldn't fight because of the shoulder issue he had with Kimo the round before, Gracie's corner had to throw the towel in and accept a DQ on his end. When the finals came and Gracie's corner informed the announcers that Royce wasn't able to fight, Kimo ran into the ring boasting how he made Gracie so worn out that he couldn't find in the finals. There was just something about Kimo that i didn't really like, Maybe it was his cockiness or that fact that he was like some super God boy or something. Not that there is nothing wrong with that, But most people who make an entrance just walk through, while Kimo's entrance was him walking with a large cross on his back. What was really funny was his corner man named Joe Son who fought in UFC 4 and had the same entrance, he had the big ass cross on his back. Funny thing was as he was walking Joe Son(5'4") looked like he could barely hold up the cross himself and slumped his way down to the octagon.
nixgix600 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 01:58 PM
Provisional Novice
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Motorcycle: K6 GSXR 600 BLK/RED
Posts: 228
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

Haha, I vaughly remember that. I just love that fight because in a time when UFC was just thought to be "street fighting" this technical jiu jitsu was spectacular to watch. Gracie came in at 170 lbs and Kimo tipped the scale at 250 lbs and was submitted in just a few minutes... what a bad @$$
avocado123 is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
Amateur
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: northern Va
Motorcycle: K6 GSX-R600
Posts: 398
Re: UFC of today vs. UFC Classics

The fight with Gracie and Dan Severn in UFC 4 was good also. Seeing someone with a wrestling back ground who really outweighed gracie was a good match because it showed Gracies bjj tenacity and technicality. It almost made you think that Severn was going to win because although both were top notched ground experts Gracie proved to be the victor because of his ability on the ground. It goes to show that even with a guy as big as Severn can be taken down with the correct training and tenacity of a Gracie
nixgix600 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome