Lance Palmer Address Critics Of Wrestlers In MMA
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2013
They are called boring...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, World Series of Fighting featherweight Lance Palmer (7-0) spoke about the critics of wrestlers in MMA, which are usually called "boring".
On what MMA is about: "[MMA is] all about winning and however you can win, then win. I don't criticize anyone for just standing and banging, I don't criticize anybody for just getting it to the ground for a submission, so I don't criticize anyone for just going out there and wrestling."
On the best MMA wrestler: "I think the best MMA wrestler is Ben Askren. He uses it to his advantage and he can hold guys down and he can get there and make guys not want to be there anymore. Askren doesn't get enough credit for it because people think he's boring, but to be able to hold a guy down and be able to control a guy like he does is something special that even jiu-jitsu guys can't do, for the most part."
On how wrestling can be made exciting: "If you focus on the technique every day, you're going to be exciting no matter what. If you focus on being exciting then you're not going to be because you're so worried about being exciting then you're not going to do anything out there. It's more about working every day to where everything comes subconsciously in your head instead of thinking, ‘Oh, I'm going to do something cool and exciting.' The way you train is the way you fight."