posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 01:52 PM
It's worth remembering that both boxing and MMA fighting are SPORTS. Ring fighting is not street fighting. Here is an incomplete list of reasons
Striking the back of the head and spine
Small joint manipulation
Kicking the head of a downed opponent
Weapons including hard surfaces in the environment.
Other people becoming involved.
All these things are banned in sport fighting...because they will mess you up real bad, and nobody wants to get their eye gouged out, or spinal cord
damaged, playing sports.
Some of these things make ground fighting seem more effective than it really is. The BJJ back turtle is fine when your opponent can't stomp you.
From guard, you can often easily elbow your opponent's spine. A classic wrestling shoot involves one knee down, which disallows your opponent kneeing
your face in most leagues (and might break your kneecap if you do it on concrete).
Judo for example is a horribly under-rated martial art. Why go to the ground if you can remain standing, and throw your opponent onto a hard tile
floor? If he's wearing clothes (which most of us are most of the time) then a lot of gi techniques are very applicable.
Ever seen combat Sambo with head-butting? Talk about a dramatic fight ender.
So in conclusion, the answer is "neither". Street fighting wins street fights.
edit on 30-11-2014 by PocketRevolution because: edit