I’m sure you’ve all heard about it by now, but UFC 196 seemed to be all about jiu jitsu, and in particular rear naked chokes.
Personally, I’m a little town about the outcome of the fights. On one hand (and really overall), I’m thrilled that both fights ended with a submission. Too often I think there is a focus on just the striking end of MMA, and there’s a lack of focus on the grappling side of the sport. Both are tremendously important and I think fighters do themselves a huge disservice when they don’t seriously work on both.
On the other hand, I’m just not a fan of Tate, and let’s be real, I dislike the Diaz brothers. Tate I’ll ignore just because it’s not that I dislike her- I’m not really a huge fan of any female MMA fighter really: however overall I’m thrilled to see they are now co-headlining events- there’s just no one in particular that I really root for.
As for the Diaz brothers- I just feel like their antics sour the whole thing for me. I know a lot of people like the whole swearing, flipping people off, that sort of thing, but I just don’t like it.
Anyway, let me know what you thought of the fights- otherwise, have a great day everyone!