As stated in the title, I am a stand-up fighter and coach and have recently been thinking about going into some amateur MMA comps.
Having looked at the rules though, it would appear that they are set up HEAVILY to the advantage of Wrestlers and Jiu Jutsu artists.
Why is this so? It may seem like a beginners question, which indeed it is, however I see MMA as Mixed Martial Arts and with the current Amateur rules I would see that it takes away at least 50% of Boxers ability aswell as a Muay Thai fighters whereas it takes nothing away from Wrestlers or Jiu Jutsu fighters.
I would like to finish by clarifying that this is not an arguement, but a question, my brain is obviously one sided and I am purely looking to educate myself further.
Thanks in advance for any answers.