The purpose of weight classes in combat sports is important due to the belief that a skilled larger opponent will typically defeat a skilled smaller opponent. This may seem overly simplified, but it holds true in most cases. When two opponents with similar skill and abilities face off, the outcome often depends on who possesses more strength and force in their attacks.
In light of bodybuilder Bradley Martyn challenging MMA flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to a grappling match, it is crucial to recognize the significance of skill and ability versus sheer size.
A mixed martial arts fighter easily overpowers a bodybuilder in a street brawl.
A video of a smaller mixed martial artist fighting a bodybuilder has gained widespread attention online. The footage captures the intense battle between the two as they strive to defeat each other. The smaller individual successfully executes a double-leg takedown, bringing his opponent to the ground.
A bodybuilder from Turkey claims that no man weighing 155 lbs. could defeat him in a fight, regardless of their training.
“Reality check for 4-4 MMA fighter in action.”
— Patrick St-Pierre (@patrickallsyms) September 19, 2023
The two individuals then go to the ground, with the smaller person in a more advantageous position on top. In a short amount of time, the smaller man lands punches, elbows, and knees on the bodybuilder, resulting in bleeding. Despite initial worries, the bodybuilder is eventually forced to submit, showcasing how skills and abilities triumph over mere size. This trend can also be seen in the world of MMA, where a bodybuilder and YouTuber have been challenging established names in the sport for impromptu matches.
Bradley Martyn is inviting Demetrious Johnson to compete in a grappling match.
During an interview with former UFC fighter and comedian Brendan Schaub, Martyn expressed interest in facing off against Demetrious Johnson, a former UFC flyweight champion who currently holds the ONE FC flyweight title. This statement was made after Martyn claimed he believed he could defeat Johnson due to his significantly larger stature. Martyn weighs 260 pounds, which is 140 pounds more than Johnson, and also towers over him by a full foot in height.
Johnson addressed the challenge during his appearance on the GOATcast Podcast alongside former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo. He stated that although the bodybuilder was noticeably larger than him, grappling relies heavily on technique and skill rather than size.
“After being challenged by Demetrious Johnson, Joe Rogan’s comment about Bradley Martyn’s street fighting ability has sparked an interesting response from the bodybuilder.”
“It’s amusing, you see, he weighs 265 lbs and is a bodybuilder. So naturally, he has the advantage in weight, but ultimately, that’s the wonderful thing about grappling. It’s not about the weight, it’s about skill. And we will attempt to grapple,” stated ‘Mighty Mouse’.
Well, if the street brawl between the bodybuilder and his smaller opponent we have discussed is any indication, ‘DJ’, one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, will easily trounce Martyn. However, the beautiful thing about combat sports is that one never knows what the result will be until the fighters get in the ring.
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