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Old 08-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tyson in his prime in MMA

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Now With The Toney vs. Couture fight coming up i thought it would be interesting to get your guys opinion on how Mike Tyson in his prime would do in MMA. James Toney is one hell of a boxer but I dont think he quite compares to Tyson. With Tyson's devastating knockout power, is it fair to say a guy being so good at one aspect of MMA would do well in lets say the UFC? Now typically any other boxer wouldn't stand a chance but in my opinion Tyson is so explosive and powerful he would be able to knock people out on his BACK.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's been done to death dude.......to death.
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James Toney is one hell of a boxer but I dont think he quite compares to Tyson.
Tyson was the Heavyweight Champion when Boxing was the most famous it ever was and unfortunately, this embellishes (often inadvertantly) his credentials and skills as a boxer.

Tyson, although explosive and very powerful, is not nearly as skilled of a boxer as Toney is.

As a matter of fact, Toney would outwork Tyson, land more all purpose strikes, and utilize supreme footwork to frustrate Tyson and make him predictable (it would be a boring fight). I pick Toney over Tyson 8/10 times.

Now Hopkins on the other hand, a very smart fighter, methodical, tactical, with excellent conditioning; his length and reach probably wouldn't hurt either.

Although his attitude isn't always the greatest, I think a younger Hopkins would have more potential than the likes of Tyson or Toney.
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Bringing it back due to UFC 118 this sat

Damn it has came along quick, as well as the silva/sonnen fight
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^^^ eff that. Tyson was a BAD dude. There was something missing upstairs and boy could he punch.

He never played safe, he was like a shark, and I don't think people in MMA have screws missing like that as much anymore.

A Tyson doesn't come along very often. Sure people eventually figure it out. But they're way ahead of their time!
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What you guys don't understand is that his trainer Cus D'Amato molded Tyson into the youngest champion he was. His career gradually declined once he passed on. Cus instilled discipline into his training. He had raw talent and could have been one of the best champs. No way he would have lost to Buster. Imagine how things would have unravelled; Evander and eventually Lennox.

As much as it's a different sport, Tyson would have done well in K-1, but not so much in UFC unless it was against another striker. Definitely would have blasted Bob Sapp...lolz.

I don't think Toney could keep up with Tyson's speed, defense, head movement and power. Watch...


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idk bout MMA, he would seem to suite K-1 for a while then hit MMA like Cro Cop

im not sure either how he would fare against kickboxers
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What you guys don't understand is that his trainer Cus D'Amato molded Tyson into the youngest champion he was. His career gradually declined once he passed on. Cus instilled discipline into his training. He had raw talent and could have been one of the best champs. No way he would have lost to Buster. Imagine how things would have unravelled; Evander and eventually Lennox.

As much as it's a different sport, Tyson would have done well in K-1, but not so much in UFC unless it was against another striker. Definitely would have blasted Bob Sapp...lolz.

I don't think Toney could keep up with Tyson's speed, defense, head movement and power. Watch...
Thats not true dude. Tysons trainer died before Tyson ever became Champ.
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