Ask an expert

07 Dec 2005

is cage fighting street fighting
Hi, I dont know much about martial arts.

But I was arguing about cage fighting and street fighting with my friends. the one said cage fighters will not be very efficient in a street fight cos they are used to rules, sportsmanship, etc.

But i disagree, these athletes are well versed in combat and can be pretty effective in a fight.

what do you think?
Answer 424 views
Self defence expert
self defence expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi Lee,

Thank you for your mail. Opinion and Aileen has given great feedback re your question.
Cage fighting is a honourable sport and the closest thing to a actual street Fight, but is still just a sport.
I know of many many people who have done no training in their life but are extremely effective in a street fight. Then again a Cage Fighter who is street smart will be almost unstoppable due to the training methods, high level of conditioning and effectiveness. It all depends what your goal is with your training i.e. Street or Ring/Cage. I have allot of respect for both.

Stay Safe
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9433 votes
68% - 19974 votes