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Wrestling’s Place in Mixed Martial Arts

Posted on 15 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Mixed martial arts is supposed to be just that, the blending of various martial arts into one “complete” martial artist. Today’s MMA athlete may employ a number of fighting styles from boxing to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Capoeira into their skill set. However, what happens when one style has been given the negative connotation of “lay and pray?” Recently, discussions about how some fighters are using wrestling to control their opponents instead of finish them has caused a controversy within the MMA world. How will the sport handle this revolution or are we going to see a drastic change to how the sport is contested.

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