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Old 01-02-2008, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Klitchko: "Floyd, Don't Do It Please"

Did anyone watch the Klitchko Interview on Jim Rome is Burning? Good to see a big name in boxing respecting MMA and aknowledging that Mayweather, a great boxer, may be exciting and a big PPV draw but may not be a great mixed martial artist.

IMO Floyd realizes that he basically has all the money he could possibly need and wants to spend the last 2-3 years of his fighting carreer trying something new. He has gone down as one of the greatest boxers of recent years and probably wants to take his chance at being known as the greatest fighter of all time, which, if he wins and keeps a UFC title, he has a good chance of doing. Thats one huge IF though, and personally i dont think he will be a title contender. Who knows though
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know I'll get shit for this off some Mayweather fans, but he seriously has no chance at fighting for a title.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know I'll get shit for this off some Mayweather fans, but he seriously has no chance at fighting for a title.
Im a mayweather fan and I agree with you. He wouldnt be able to just go in there and try and out box his opponent. He would really have to train tdd, but if he does have a good sprawl then he might be a force.
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Im a mayweather fan and I agree with you. He wouldnt be able to just go in there and try and out box his opponent. He would really have to train tdd, but if he does have a good sprawl then he might be a force.
Any decent striker could out strike Floyd any time. boxing glove are way bigger then a mma regular glove set. U cant block like boxing u cant dodge like boxing cuz u can eat a knee or a kick in the face real quick. Just decent leg kick could own floyd striking
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A powerful boxer who likes to bang would have a better chance than Floyd at making the transition to MMA. Mayweather uses the big gloves to block shots and be defensive. He'd have trouble doing that with the small gloves.

I loved that interview though. Klitchko was like, "I think he'd get hurt." He also said they were completely different sports and that MMA isn't easy.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Any decent striker could out strike Floyd any time. boxing glove are way bigger then a mma regular glove set. U cant block like boxing u cant dodge like boxing cuz u can eat a knee or a kick in the face real quick. Just decent leg kick could own floyd striking
Thats true, but floyd also has great head movemnet which would help him adjust to the smaller gloves.
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I could see it going 2 ways. If he changed up his game for mma and took a while to learn more with mma such as tdd, some wrestling and submission offense/defense he could do well, if he just came in thinking he is the shit he will get his ass kicked. Don't want to sound like i'm bashing him by any means but as others have said mma and boxing completely different.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Boxing is almost a whole other ballgame compared to MMA striking. A boxer can be good at it yes, but he would certainly need to modify.

Even Thaiboxing world champion Kit Cope is struggeling and is certainly NOT KOing every opponent in 10 seconds.
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hey i love floyd as well guys but imo he'd get straight up mudered in mma

sure his hands are probly better than almost any mixed martial artist but look at guys like sherk, bj, huerta, ken-flo...these guys have spent as much time on the ground as well as stand up where as floyd has only worked on his hands

even if floyd made the transition i'm sure even with about 6 months of hard ground training won't even be close to enough to defend against the top guys. this is just like when michael jordan switched careers to play baseball. he was decent and picked up the game after not playing it for a long time but he only played in the minors and struck out all the time. just because floyd's the michael jordan in boxing, doesn't mean he's gonna be the shit in mma
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i think that Floyd should stop talking about it and start his mma career if he wants that
and we get to see what comes out of it.
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