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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Joabbuac View Post
Its not to harsh on JDS, his style is made for MMA while Tysons would have to undergo some adjustments. Tyson was an animal and would go through a lot of mma fighters on that alone. Tyson was a freak though, like Jon Jones is in his own way - you get these guys sometimes.
Well he was such a dedicated trainer he would have perfected how to sprawl if it meant he could continue knocking out people in MMA. Had he kept his commitment to the cause then he could have been a master of the sport. He probably wouldn't have reached a black belt in BJJ but he'd have learned enough submission defence to dominate
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by edlavis88 View Post
Mike would have done great in MMA.He he had such a low base of gravity when he boxed he'd be so friggin hard to take down. And he threw hooks with BAAAAAD intentions. They would only need to clip someone in 4oz gloves and it would be good night irene!
Great point...he would have been in range to sprawl very quickly, sidestep even or uppercut the heck outta of the opposing fighter.

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his 5 punch combos were more like shotgun blasts than a kick.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 05:20 AM
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Here is a current situation that is somewhat comparable to Tyson's hypothetical scenario:

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