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UFC is having a hard time due to Covid-19

UFC is having a hard time organizing the event because their fighters are continuously attacked by Covid-19.

As expected, Pedro Munhoz will stand at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 16. The opponent of Brazilian boxers is Frankie Edgar. However, the UFC has confirmed that Pedro Munhoz has been positive for Covid-19 and has never returned.

Pedro Munhoz has Covid-19

The UFC is currently looking for an alternative and the match with Frankie Edgar on July 16 will continue as usual. However, with too much time and the mandatory requirements of medical examination, it is possible that Edgar’s debut in the chicken weight class (53 – 55 kg) will have to be rescheduled.

Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1 MMA) is a 7th ranked fighter in the UFC chicken rankings. The Brazilian puncher has been blocked from a 3-match winning streak when facing Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238. With the forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 172, Munhoz’s time to return to the championship race will be greatly interrupted.

UFC Fight Night 172 currently has 8 matches scheduled, the match is the confrontation between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige in featherweight class (61-66 kg).

There have been 4 matches canceled or affected because of Covid-19, besides the Battle of Munhoz – Edgar there are also matches Vinicius Moreira – Modestas Bukauskas, Anderson dos Santos – Jack Shore and Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez.

In addition to Munhoz, Moreira, along with Dos Santos, were infected with Covid-19, causing the matches with these fighters to change. A coach of Marina Rodriguez was positive for the virus so although Marina was not positive, UFC had to move this match to another event.

Before Pedro Munhoz, another Brazilian boxer Gilbert Burns was also positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the title match at the imminent UFC 251. So, the players attending the upcoming martial arts events are very worried. UFC President Dana White has not yet commented on the incident.

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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 3)

What about MMA?

Even in Europe, there are still some countries like France that do not accept professional MMA. Right in the US – “home of UFC“, the ban on MMA in New York was only lifted last year.

Asia – where the OneChampionship tournament is taking place, the expansion of the tournament market is still at a standstill in many countries, even though these are already established facilities and MMA practitioners. Africa – although there have been many successful countries in Boxing but still in the “learning” about MMA.

The paradox of choice

There is a famous paradox that is “the paradox of choice”. That means when you have so many options, you won’t know what to choose. This explains why when people are too free, people often get bored.

Or it can also be understood that if you have too many pairs of shoes, you will not know which ones you need to choose to go out. Likewise, MMA has too many options so that the boxer gets stuck in the development of skills.

In MMA, when facing a punch, you can wrestle, you can kick as well as can counter it with another punch. But because of that, you fall into a state of “how to counter that punch?”

To capture cards of Manny Pacquiao, Manuel Marquez had to resort to click-only tactics without hitting. Of course these feint moves are harmless, Nonetheless, they are key to Marquez’s KO victory over Pacquiao.

MMA can be compared to a problem of many unknowns with many different systems of equations. To solve such a system of equations with many unknowns, sometimes you just need to find a single unknown.

Just like to defeat Khabib, you just need to get past his wrestling skills. Obviously, so far, no one has been able to do that, but you’ve mastered the most basic concept of tactics to defeat Khabib.

In Boxing, you only need to search for only one unknown number, but that unknown comes with a complicated problem. To solve the “find x” Boxing problem, you have to create a complex system of equations with “assumptions” to then gradually eliminate and eventually arrive at the solution stage. Boxing is a simple subject to the complexity.

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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 2)

Sophisticated tricks defeat the experienced opponents

But that is just the blow, Boxing’s strategy to keep strength is also a difficult problem to solve. Because the weapon is a fist, which has a short range but flexibility, the punches are forced to use their mobility to control the match.

Accordingly, the tempo of boxing is always maintained at the highest level because everyone has to move. This is also the reason why Boxing boxers easily exhausted than other martial arts because of the abuse of the law.

Ben Askren’s Lay n Pray tactic reduced the tempo of the game to below average

Boxing holding tactics are also more complicated because of the nature of the subject. The legs are forced to move so that they cannot receive attacks, you cannot “cuddle” the opponent to recover, even more unable to use the “concrete” strategy as safe as Kamaru Usman did with Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.

You must calculate each blow strikes, each stage “threaten” to the opponent to hesitate to attack. Even forced the opponent to “burn physical” when confronted with you.

In boxing, even when defending, you are still forced to move

In a rematch between Canelo and Golovkin, Canelo did the unthinkable, pushing back against the cardio Golovkin monster. Instead of fearing the strength and stamina of the opponent, Canelo Alvarez decided to lead the match in the rematch.

This cheeky tactic has caused Gennady Golovkin to have “breathless” moments after pitted against Canelo Alvarez. In other words, Canelo used the “suicide” tactic to burn Gennady Golovkin’s stamina. That was something no one could have anticipated before choosing to confront someone like Gennady Golovkin.

Along with Taekwondo and Wrestling, Boxing is considered a “basic fighting sport”, ie any country with an interest in sports must also have this subject. Now, if we are suddenly asked “the only country in the world without Boxing”, perhaps your only answer is the Bhutanese Buddhist paradise? Big mistake! Bhutan has a national Boxing team.

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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 1)

Boxing has only hand to hand while MMA has to fight hands, legs, wrestling. But why is Boxing harder to play than MMA?

In MMA, it is clear that the martial artist needs to know as many martial arts as possible and to maximize his potential and limit his opponent’s abilities in order to achieve the ultimate victory.

A MMA fighter must face many attacks from objects, fastening, punching, kicking, and knees. Obviously, MMA must pay attention to different aspects than MMA, but for that reason , MMA climax is not “hard” as Boxing peak. Because the rules were so wide, MMA had a time when it was misunderstood as a rule of life and death without rules

The code is strictly limited

Boxing is the most challenging stage in the martial arts. You must not use your feet, not use attorneys, not hugging, not turning, not running. However, you still have to ensure victory.

If in MMA, you cannot punch, you can kick, if you cannot kick, you can find a way to bring the game to the floor. Even non-professionals who watch MMA can speak up tactics. basically like that. However, in Boxing, if you cannot punch, what else will you do?

Constraint is the premise for creativity

Because only two fists are used to attack, Boxing fighters have only one concern is the opponent’s hands. All the focus was on each other’s fists, making the blow more visible and predictable than ever. Without being able to be clever or creative, Boxing-fighters would not be able to strike effectively.

To hit an opponent, you must be tricky.

In front of the big competitors, you must also be a big old fox to confront them. Gradually, the old tricks need to be replaced by the more advanced “tricks”. The beat, the psychology of hitting, the power begin to play so the trick becomes even more sophisticated and unpredictable.