Jacob Volkmann says that people who don’t like lay and pray don’t understand the sport of MMA

I’m giddy because the title of my article rhymes and I’m generally far less creative than that.  Usually I use the magnetic words on my refrigerator to arrange a sentence while I clean out a sleeve of Oreos to come up with a title, but today, I didn’t have to.  I closed my eyes, and a rhyme popped out.  If I try hard enough, I might share a stage with Kanye West one day.  If he ever dreams of snatching my microphone away, I’ll be sure to produce the most viral video of all time by attempting to heel-hook him while his security guards taze/maim me. Doesn’t matter if I succeed or not, as long as I try.

Jacob Volkmann feels similarly about finishing fights in the UFC.  He understands that MMA fans feel his style of grappling is ‘boring,’ but he doesn’t care.  It’s not him who has to change, it’s all of you. In fact, in an interview with MMAJunkie.com, he says that anyone who doesn’t like his ‘safe’ fighting techniques doesn’t understand the sport of MMA.

“I don’t want to say it’s going to be a brawl. I’m not going to stand and brawl with this guy because the brawl is taking a chance, and I’m not much of a gambler. My main goal is to get on the guy, take him down and wear him out.”

“It’s irritating because [grappling] is very technical. You practice twice a day, it’s a very technical sport, and I’m doing what my strengths are. If they find it boring, that’s their fault. They don’t understand the sport.”

“I never thought about [changing my approach] one bit. I just wanted to focus on winning with him. If I had won that one, I probably would have had at least one more [win] to the title, or at least a top-10 opponent.”

MMA fans need not worry, you don’t have to wait a long time to see Jacob Volkmann shoot for a double and give President Obama the last bit of advice he’ll need to get re-elected next month. Volkmann faces Shane Roller on the preliminary card of UFC on FX on October 5. Chances are, his post fight speech will not be televised, but that’s what post-fight interviews are for, and we have no doubt that the secret service have done nothing to discourage his first amendment rights.[Source]

Published on October 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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