It’s a fact that size isn’t everything in a fight, but what we do know is that being big can help. Of course technique has a heck of a lot to do with it as well. When fighting it’s important to remember that it’s often the smartest man or woman that eventually wins.
We’ve seen many videos of huge bodybuilders who tried their hands at mixed martial arts with mixed results. Mariusz Pudzianowski recently lost against an ‘average’ looking fighter, simply because the smaller man was a better grappler.
Again, technique and mental fortitude/capacity is everything in a fight. If your size is factored in to a well plotted gameplan, and you have the skills to execute the required techniques, there’s probably very few that can overcome that.
When size and power can make a massive difference is against a stationary target. The example that we can use in this case is when Conor McGregor sparred against ‘The Mountain’ from ‘Game of Thrones.’
Although outweighed by some 200 pounds and more, McGregor was able to avoid Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson’s attempts at grabbing and punching. Eventually tiring out, ‘The Mountain’ was tapped by McGregor, albeit in a slightly ‘touch butt’ type fight.
But in the subject of today’s article, the smaller ‘average’ man isn’t moving at all, and the results are catastrophic.