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Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight?

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2007/06/12 12:05:25 (permalink)

Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight?

this isnt an 'Im hard' post; I've never (touch wood) had a fight outside of a competition.

But if i did, i was wondering what my strategy would be.

Boxing always seems the obvious answer, but at 5ft 10, i might have to take a few punches to get in range. Also, the only weapons I think alot of untrained fighters have is a big right hand and a front headlock. so y give them the chance to land the big right hand.

most people dont know how to check a kick, but again, at 5ft 10, it could be easily countered by a straight right hand.

other options i guess is a takedown.

genuinely confused
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    drab4
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/12 12:34:51 (permalink)
    I am not an MMA competitor mate, but (unfortunately) I've been in a few fights over the years. So maybe the two of us can combine our differing viewpoints here and come out the better for it!



    Personally I feel that there may be something slightly "wrong" with your post. By that I mean.....

    Why are you assuming that you will be facing an untrained opponent? Why are you planning strategies to cope with someone who does not train? If you have time to think about it, then you should always approach a fight as if your opponent is trained and can fight. If you have time to plan ahead, then assuming that your opponent is limited to swinging haymakers would be a big mistake, IMO. My own opinion is that you should approach a fight as if your opponent is at least as skilled as you are. Better to overestimate their skill than to underestimate it I reckon

    Though in real fights, often I have found that there is not much time to think about anything at all!

    post edited by drab4 - 2007/06/12 12:36:53
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    Manimal
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/12 13:17:06 (permalink)
    well my usual approach in training or a comp is to move forward with plenty of head movement, 'take' the first punch / kick and then look to counter. I always look for a thai clinch or a double leg takedown too.

    hmmm

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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/12 15:48:10 (permalink)
    the only weapons I think alot of untrained fighters have is a big right hand and a front headlock

    or a knife, headbutt, headstomp, pint pot, teeth etc

    don't under estimate people - not all will play fair
    they might not be so kind and just aiming to be as ruthless as they can in as little time as they can
    mma = rules
    there are no rules outside

    the name of the game is to cause as much damage as you can to the human body as soon as you can, that could involve smashing teeth into walls, scraping the skin off on the concrete, sticking a screw driver in necks, shoving a glass bottle into eyes.
    None of the above might happen but they all have been known to
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/12 22:47:47 (permalink)
    no two situations would be the same. but i would probably do similar to you. wait for them to strike then counter. doubt very much i would do a double leg take down unless i could garantee no ones gonna toe punt me in the head.

    ive been in numerous street fights and on the door and one on one ive always done alright. were ive come a cropper is when ive tried to fight a few gettin hit from the side. all i would say is try to stay on your feet and be aware of others attacking from the sides or back. follow this and should be ok
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/13 18:23:30 (permalink)
    If you think that a situation is about to arise, be the first to hit... If possible, catch them off guard. If they don't see it coming, it's likely to knock them out. If they swing at you first, use anything and everything you can to hurt them as quickly as possible. Streetfights aint pretty.. MMA training goes out the window and brawling is the best option.. just punch punch punch punch punch...

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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/13 20:25:15 (permalink)
    I hope nobody is offended when I say that these kind of posts do not belong on this forum and should be removed.
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/13 20:32:21 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Integra

    I hope nobody is offended when I say that these kind of posts do not belong on this forum and should be removed.



    sorry I didnt mean to offend anyone. I was just interested really, wat techniques would transfer from MMA to self defence.

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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/13 20:47:22 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Manimal


    ORIGINAL: Integra

    I hope nobody is offended when I say that these kind of posts do not belong on this forum and should be removed.



    sorry I didnt mean to offend anyone. I was just interested really, wat techniques would transfer from MMA to self defence.




    In that case: Striking and takedown defence would both be extremely useful
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/13 23:38:28 (permalink)

    basic boxing technique really

    you should be good in the clinch and at staying on your feet if you end up getting tangled up
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/14 06:47:28 (permalink)

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    basic boxing technique really

    you should be good in the clinch and at staying on your feet if you end up getting tangled up


    In a fight in the street, you should be avoiding clinches at all costs for too many reasons to mention.

    Osagi already covered this in-depth a while ago on a similar thread.
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/14 12:57:10 (permalink)
    i am only 5'5 so i kind of understand your point of view (even though at 5'10 you are not really that short) but height is a great advanatge, all of us would have had different experiences on the street, in my opinion - on the street agression and lack of fear can go a long way, my tactic (since i have the height of a midget and the muscle mass of a female) has always been stay out of range until i have a chance to counter and then as soon as i connect, i just go all out and swing and try to connect with anything and everything, sure after a while the punches and knees start looking very awkard, but since the chances of me actually knocking someone out cold are pretty rare, my best bet is to overwhelm someone
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/14 15:56:07 (permalink)
    Keep it simple and don't try to be flashy, look them in the eye at all times, take out their legs and don't waste time trying to knock them out with one punch. I have seen loads of street fights. The winner is usually decided in the first ten seconds...so learn defensive blocking and practice until it's instinctive. Oh, and never ever kick/stamp someone in the head when they're down. It makes you a coward and leaves you open to a long stretch in prison potentially because you would have just ruled out any claim of self-defence. Judges absolutely hate it !!
    Do what you need to, nothing more...and then walk away.
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/15 00:48:58 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Integra


    ORIGINAL: PikeKing


    basic boxing technique really

    you should be good in the clinch and at staying on your feet if you end up getting tangled up


    In a fight in the street, you should be avoiding clinches at all costs for too many reasons to mention.

    Osagi already covered this in-depth a while ago on a similar thread.


    umm yeah i know that, thats why you should be good there so if you end up there u can get out of it, most fights that arent over in 5 seconds end up at 5 inch range
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/15 06:10:42 (permalink)
    Yes but how do you determine how useful MMA techniques will be when you have to factor in weapons, bites, friends joining in, random people kicking you in the head, over-enthusiastic doormen, police dogs, uneven floor, broken glass, rain getting your hair wet, etc etc?
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/15 07:23:13 (permalink)
    I'd say the only thing that would really carry over would be experience. A lot of factors really. Avoid going to the ground if people are around to stomp you in. On one hand body control would be a great asset, but on the other it is a good way to get yourself stabbed. I don't think I would be going for many submissions but a solid leg kick right to the side of the planted knee would end most situations very abruptly.
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/16 01:00:13 (permalink)
    I would personally go straight in for the shoot, pile drive him onto his head, then if he’s not knocked out by this point I would gain side control and tie 1 arm up with my knee then give him the elbows of death, or get mount position and pound and ground him.
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/16 01:21:41 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Integra

    Yes but how do you determine how useful MMA techniques will be when you have to factor in weapons, bites, friends joining in, random people kicking you in the head, over-enthusiastic doormen, police dogs, uneven floor, broken glass, rain getting your hair wet, etc etc?


    well obviously i wouldnt allow my hair to get wet
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/16 09:32:43 (permalink)
    Manimal, slightly off topic, remember you saying you were from wrexham, where abouts you train mate and what style?
    post edited by L J - 2007/06/16 09:33:06
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    RE: Your an MMA competitor, how would you approach a 1 on 1 street fight? 2007/06/17 17:16:19 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: L J

    Manimal, slightly off topic, remember you saying you were from wrexham, where abouts you train mate and what style?



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