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originally posted by: blupblup
In a street fight against your average Joe, Boxing is probably preferable because one or two well places, powerful shots and the fight could well be over.
If you mix Boxing and Wrestling, you'd have a pretty bad ass fighter who most people would have trouble with.
But in an MMA bout? A mixed style is vital.... all the boxers, TKD and other more rigid forms have all pretty much tried and failed in MMA. Mixed and combination is definitely the way to go.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
The greatest fighter the World has ever seen... Bruce Lee...
Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali would probably have killed any MMA fighter with one punch...
Overall I'd say MMA is more effective...
Boxing is better to watch as it rules out Lay & Pray fights...
originally posted by: daaskapital
It is impossible to accurately judge which style is better. BUT, through generalisations, i believe that boxers and Nak Muays would dominate MMA fighters in the stand up game, but would find themselves defeated in the groundwork.
originally posted by: r0xor
However, comparing something like karate or taekwondo to boxing is better, IMHO.
In fact, some kung fu forms in China are called 'chinese boxing'.
originally posted by: Psychonautics
As a spectator, Boxing wins hands down.
There is no class in pummeling someone when they are down, and I honestly get extremely bored watching MMA, because of all the grappling and ground work. Yawn.