What if Gi's were worn in MMA

Discussion in 'MMA' started by GojuShotokan, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. GojuShotokan

    GojuShotokan Valued Member

    What if Gi's where worn in MMA

    I was chatting with someone in the US embassy a few month's ago who apparently was a Judo black belt and had fought in 3 amateur fights and won all of them via submission.

    I asked him during the conversation why are traditional Judo/Jiu Jitsu throws not as common in MMA as wrestling takedowns? he responded by telling me with a gi on it's easy to grab the clothing to do throws but when your opponent is topless and the lights are beaming down on you, the body gets boiling hot and sweaty. This makes it very hard to grab hold of your opponents wrists and torso to perform some of these techniques.

    While it's true that many cage fighters on a proffesional level can perform stuff like the Harai Goshi or the Tai Otoshi in the cage normally these techniques are not often the first choice of throw/takedown for most fighters. Also a Gi can be used to choke the opponent, so now I come to the question and what if Gi's where mandatory in MMA?

    Would BJJ practitioners have an advantage, would Judoka and Sambist's be able to get the fight to the ground easier, could it be used alongside a Thai clinch or would it make little to no difference at all.

    Your thoughts ladies and gentlemen?
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDLc1rERu4M"]Combat Sambo Highlight - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr2GNVScKuE"]KUDO HIGHLIGHTS 2016 - YouTube[/ame]

    You've just described combat sambo and Kudo.
  3. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    Next time when someone tries to knock your head off, you won't know how that person may dress. Unless "sport" is the only thing that you care about, it's not good if your MA skill have "dependency".
  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    If they're not wearing clothes, i've gone to the wrong party.
  5. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    pretty sure in ufc 1 royce had a gi on.

    you had me at topless and hot and sweaty.

  6. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

    Cough. Fixed that for you Mr Pool.
  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    That reads so much better!

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