UFC Quick Quote: 'Jiu-Jitsu doesn't work and isn't that fun to watch'

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"I honestly really don't think it does [work]. If you have any knowledge at all of jiu-jitsu, it's just not going to work. If you literally have never heard of anything and have no idea what they're doing, OK, kind of like the first UFC, yeah jiu-jitsu works. It's kind of like trickery, basically. If you have any idea about any of the tricks, it's just not going to work, unless you're a complete idiot and fall for it. Maybe I should re-phrase it and just say, jiu-jitsu doesn't work on me. As a wrestler I'm going to have to stick with wrestling as the best [foundation], but I really think jiu-jitsu isn't that great, and even from a spectator standpoint, it's not that fun to watch. Striking is obviously the most entertaining."

Fresh off his UFC 131 win over Jon Olav Einemo, heavyweight veteran Dave Herman (via the MMA Hour) dishes on the effectiveness of jiu-jitsu as it applies to mixed martial arts. It seems "Pee Wee," who boasts a 21-2 record, doesn't buy into the "trickery" of jiu-jitsu and thinks it bores the fans. Anyone ready to take his side? And is his win over "The Viking" back on June 11 in Vancouver enough to solidify his argument? What's your take on his remarks?

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