UFC 196: All About the Chokes

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!

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2 responses to “UFC 196: All About the Chokes

  1. I’m glad that the women are getting more attention. I do think that they need to be more business like about things and not have to resort to the antics the men do to sell fights, but its part of the business I guess. There are no women you like in MMA?

    • Katie

      I like that women are getting more attention, and I watch the fights, but there’s no one I seriously root for. I’m weird, I know.

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