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Old 07-07-2008, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question something I always wanted to know....

i've seen tons of boxers get their asses royally pounded by mma fighters....but i've always wondered what would happen if a professional heavyweight champion, lets say someone like Mike Tyson in his prime, would step in the ring with an mma champion?? any thoughts and explanations on who would win??

the reason i specifically mention tyson is because he has always had an advantage over most boxers due to his height...he is shorter than the average boxer giving him a lower center of gravity resulting in better balance...so shooting in for a take-down might be a little more challenging...his size also makes it more difficult to land a strike on him when standing...this is clearly shown in most of his fights...

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Old 07-07-2008, 08:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i've seen tons of boxers get their asses royally pounded by mma fighters....but i've always wondered what would happen if a professional heavyweight champion, lets say someone like Mike Tyson in his prime, would step in the ring with an mma champion?? any thoughts and explanations on who would win??

the reason i specifically mention tyson is because he has always had an advantage over most boxers due to his height...he is shorter than the average boxer giving him a lower center of gravity resulting in better balance...so shooting in for a take-down might be a little more challenging...his size also makes it more difficult to land a strike on him when standing...this is clearly shown in most of his fights...
Interesting question. My first thought is "How well would a pro-boxer deal with leg/high kicks?" And I think most boxers are used to being separated when in the clinch so the takedown might be easier from that position, rather than shooting in from the outside. I think a pro-MMA fighter would have the clear advantage over a pro-boxer.
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good question bro. also you have to think that boxers use big gloves, so when they try the small ones their hands should fly.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think they'd either get taken down from a double leg or from the clinch, or killed from knees from the thai clinch. If the MMA fighter is stupid and tried to strike, he'd most likely get owned.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think tyson in his prime with a solid 6 month mma training camp would be a serios force, something like brock lesnar but better.

I have a felling this thread has been done before, or at least ive discussed it with my friends before

but good thread anyway
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think tyson in his prime with a solid 6 month mma training camp would be a serios force, something like brock lesnar but better.

I have a felling this thread has been done before, or at least ive discussed it with my friends before

but good thread anyway
oh man Tyson in his prime with takedown defense? game over
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for all the replies!...i hope more people especially pro mma fighters would give their opinions as well on this subject...either way seeing a pro boxer like tyson with some mma training in a pro mma fight would definitely be something I'd pay money to watch...hint, hint, if Mike Tyson is reading this thread....
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oh man Tyson in his prime with takedown defense? game over
And a stance and strategy to deal with leg kicks?
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And a stance and strategy to deal with leg kicks?
Punches counter kicks. He'd probably just push in and take the kick and counter it with punches. With his hands and power, the kicker is going down.
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