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Old 07-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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which is harder? which is more tiring on body? which is more extreme? which is more harmful? overall? Boxing or UFC?
NFL is pretty difficult and extreme while NBA is harmful and tiring

The boxing depends on whether you are training WBC, IBF or WBO
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would imagine MMA because its more all around trainning and you use multiple body parts to strike opponents.....

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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All I know is that mma fans drink to much god damn beer thats for sure.....fricken rednecks anyways.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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O.K. I've answered all of these before, but I figure I'll go after it again.

Also, I'm not going to answer these in order, entirely.


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Boxing or UFC?
Firstly, "UFC" is not the sport.

MMA is the sport.

I understand that the UFC brand is huge, but lets talk about the sport, and not the brand.


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which is harder?
Mixed martial arts.

Boxers have a lot to think about, a lot to practice, and they do it very well. They're fantastic at using their hands, moving their feet, keeping the head moving, etc.

However, there's a lot boxers don't do, a lot boxers don't think about.

A good striker in MMA would kill a boxer standing up. Just in the standup game, there are a ton of factors boxers don't have to think about that MMA fighters do. Most notably (and most generally):
  • Kicks
  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • The Clinch

MMA fighters have to worry about all of the things that boxers do, though they're not as good at moving their hands (probably because they can't spend eight hours a day focused on their hands).

That said, the standup game in MMA would overwhelm a boxer. There are so many techniques in MMA that a boxer has never had to worry about. Is the boxing of MMA fighters sloppy? Sure. But the kickboxing, muay thai and clinch fighting of boxers doesn't exist, and that's a much more severe issue.


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which is more tiring on body?
Mixed martial arts.

I can say this having trained in both.

There's an argument to be made that the use of kicks and the need to check kicks makes the legs and core of a mixed martial artist more powerful, but that's not the strongest argument.

Boxers don't know how to grapple. It's an entirely different form of cardio, it demands a totally different kind of explosive. It's not as though one is better than the other.

MMA fighters have that striking explosiveness. They also have that wrestling and grappling explosiveness. Training both of those is incredibly difficult.


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which is more extreme?
Again, this is mixed martial arts.

It demands more from the body, there are more ways to lose, there are more ways to win. It forces athletes to look for the finish, and it puts a great deal of emphasis on versatility, gaming and aggression.

These are all things that make for an extreme sport.


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which is more harmful?
I'm a big believer in the Johns Hopkins study that demonstrated the dangers of boxing. Of course, there's a big danger to the joints that doesn't exist in boxing, but the brain damage seems like a bigger deal to me.

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overall?
As a fan and an athlete, I prefer MMA. It's a better test of the athlete, in my opinion, and it's a more competitive, more interesting sport to watch.
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As a fan and an athlete, I prefer MMA. It's a better test of the athlete, in my opinion, and it's a more competitive, more interesting sport to watch.
I hope you realise that everything you said is an opinion because it's beginning to sound like you think you are some kind of MMA Ayatollah.
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I hope you realise that everything you said is an opinion because it's beginning to sound like you think you are some kind of MMA Ayatollah.


You have anything constructive, or do you just want to criticize the fact that I didn't type "imo" enough?
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:31 AM   #29 (permalink)
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okay I do a lot of boxing workouts when i'm training and for me it isnt nearly as tiring as wrestling, bjj, or anything else...in fact when I get tired I look forward to my boxing part of the workout because its almost like a break for me..when it comes to danger level i would say pro boxing is more dangerous just based on the fact that it all involves punching to the head/face/body and for the entire fight...the fights last a lot longer and they have the 10 second KO rule...where if you get knocked down or out you have a chance to get back up, further making yourself vulnerable to get injured...MMA and especially the UFC are a lot safer than pro boxing..its a fact.
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which is harder? which is more tiring on body? which is more extreme? which is more harmful? overall? Boxing or UFC?
*Sigh* Here I go again:

Just to clear things up, UFC IS NOT A SPORT! MMA is the sport, but the most mainstream promotion (outside of Japan) is the UFC, hence most people (mainly casual fans) calling the sport of Mixed Martial Arts ''UFC''. This is part of Dana White's business tactic of AK47ing the opposition away, and making the Ultimate Fighting Championship name synonymous with the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

Right, onto the matter at hand. To answer your questions specifically:

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I would have to say MMA. Compared to boxing, there is more aspects of the game. I'm not a huge boxing fan (but my knowledge will hopefully expand on it) but as far as I know fights can't go to the ground. The aim of boxing is to just punch someone in the face and body. MMA even has more varieties in the standup compartment, with the fighter having to utilize a mixture of punches, elbows, kicks, knees, etc. More complexity = Harder sport (in my opinion). And like I've already mentioned the fight can go to the ground, opening up umpty more strategies, and complexity.

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which is more tiring on body?
Again, I would have to say MMA.
  1. For the reasons I've listed in the paragraph above.
  2. In boxing practise, as far as I know, you just punch bags, hit pads, and if your lucky have a spar with your coach, as far as I know.
  3. MMA uses more muscles, joints, and parts of the body than boxing, making MMA practise more gruelling than a boxing session.

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which is more extreme?
Define what you mean by ''extreme''.

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which is more harmful?
For this one, I'm going to have to say boxing. Boxing mainly focuses on punching someone in the head a million times. This will cause head injuries, and brain traumas. MMA focuses on hitting different parts of the body, and not specifically the head. When you compare the fatality rate of boxing to the fatality rate of MMA, you'll see what I mean.

But, with this being said, I am an MMA fan, and I'm sure a fan of boxing would either phrase things differently, or say something completely different. And who am I to judge what is right or wrong?
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