This past weekend, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture fought a match against professional boxing legend James Tony. While James Tony has an awesome record in the world of boxing, his MMA career is, predictably, off to a rocky start. He was soundly thumped.
Poor James Tony. He disregarded MMA, but he put his money where his mouth is, you have to give him that. Unfortunately, Mr. Tony can probably barely get anything in his mouth now past the swelling.
What would make a boxer think he could compete in the ring against someone who is trained, not only in boxing, but also in ground fighting? Last time I checked, there was no kicking in boxing either.
Randy Couture had the advantage, and everyone knew it but Tony. Couture didn’t even take a hit. He did exactly what it seems everyone thought he would: take him down, get the mount, and beat on him.
So while the fight was pretty predictable, there were two things to learn from this.
One: Don’t talk smack about a sport that is like your sport, but with even more ways to inflict pain.
Two: Learning Jiu Jitsu is a great idea. Grappling is awesome. That’s what won the fight, and in real life, most fights do end up on the ground, so you might as learn a self defense system that is practical.
So James Tony, you are an awesome boxer, but maybe not so much an MMA fighter. Randy Couture, well, too be fair, that was probably the easiest fight you’ve had in a while.
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