I am talking about BJJ nowadays. I understand conserving energy, but when the whole point is to outlast your opponent by using moves that would get your face smashed in in a real fight. Shouldn't the training be aggressive and take the initiative (like in wrestling)?
I just wonder if sport-bjj is counter-productive, setting one up to be smashed in MMA. I see so many people roll around on the ground for what seems like forever, but in a real situation the dynamics would be totally different and their cardio would most likely lose out to an aggressive (maybe stronger) guy forcing himself into a dominant position to ground and pound (not to mention the stand up, clinch, wrestling beforehand if it goes that far). That is assuming the other guy knows bjj and what they are trying to do.
Just curious about it. I understand the sport of bjj has morphed into its own thing...and that BJJ is not MMA. Just because a guy is a BJJ champ doesn't mean he will do well in MMA, and vice-versa, an MMA champ can easily get owned in a BJJ set-up.