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Old 02-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #61 (permalink)
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El Bresko, there was nothing malicious or idiotic about my post. I simply stated that there are faar superior mma fighters that are more athletic and more nimble than Anderson Silva. How is GSP not more athletic and superior to Anderson Silva? Who is the gymnast? Who can run as fast as an olympic sprinter? Who is super strong? GSP is. Fedor as well.
you also said nobody likes NBA...
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I did say that, and that's a bad generalisation on my part. I apologise dearly for that. I am sure some people like NBA, but I do not and I don't think that they are anything special athetically. Pitting yourself against another man in a fight is the ultimate test of athleticism imo.
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El Bresko, there was nothing malicious or idiotic about my post. I simply stated that there are faar superior mma fighters that are more athletic and more nimble than Anderson Silva. How is GSP not more athletic and superior to Anderson Silva? Who is the gymnast? Who can run as fast as an olympic sprinter? Who is super strong? GSP is. Fedor as well.
I see what you're saying but I think the word athlete is used quite loosley here.

It's not really a poll on who is the most athletic sportsman but a question of who is the greatest at what they do. I mean yes GSP is more athletic than Anderson but is he a better fighter? It's arguable but most would say no.

It's more about who's the greatest in their respective field rather than being the most athletic.
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I am sure some people like NBA, but I do not and I don't think that they are anything special athetically. Pitting yourself against another man in a fight is the ultimate test of athleticism imo.
I know it comes from a good place but this comment is ridiculous.

NBA players on average are probably the most athletic group of sportsmen on the planet.

If Lebron James or Dwight Howard had wrestled since they were kids and pursued MMA they would be the two best HWs the UFC would see for a very long time.
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El Bresko, there was nothing malicious or idiotic about my post. I simply stated that there are faar superior mma fighters that are more athletic and more nimble than Anderson Silva. How is GSP not more athletic and superior to Anderson Silva? Who is the gymnast? Who can run as fast as an olympic sprinter? Who is super strong? GSP is. Fedor as well.
What on earth makes you think Fedor is more athletic than A. Silva? Part of being an athlete is being in good shape.



Not saying Fedor doesn't have great cardio but dude has the physique of a retired cop.

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What on earth makes you think Fedor is more athletic than A. Silva? Part of being an athlete is being in good shape.



Not saying Fedor doesn't have great cardio but dude has the physique of a retired cop.

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What i want to know is....what the hell is so interesting about his belly button??
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NBA players on average are probably the most athletic group of sportsmen on the planet.
meh Not really, IMO. I would rank them up there though.

ITT: fans of ___ sport touting how theirs is the most athletic. Race car drivers is one that kills me. I put my body thru the exact same thing when I'm gaming, ffs. (except I can do that while drinking - guess I'm the better athlete! lol) I can see them being a subset of "sports athlete", but not a practitioner of "physical athletics".
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I know it comes from a good place but this comment is ridiculous.

NBA players on average are probably the most athletic group of sportsmen on the planet.

If Lebron James or Dwight Howard had wrestled since they were kids and pursued MMA they would be the two best HWs the UFC would see for a very long time.
Um, no.

What happen to iron will, tenacity and heart? That's what the best MMA fighters need to have. Athletic ability just isn't enough. You need to able to take it as well as give it. You should know this.
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What i want to know is....what the hell is so interesting about his belly button??
Look, what about Brock Lesnar? He was full of flabby and he is still the most athletically gifted sportsman in the world. Your physique indicates very little, it's what you can do with it. If you have fast hips like Rory MacDonald, GSP and Brock Lesnar, you can rule MMA competition. NBA fighters jump high, and that's fine. But it's not the be al.
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Look, what about Brock Lesnar? He was full of flabby and he is still the most athletically gifted sportsman in the world. Your physique indicates very little, it's what you can do with it. If you have fast hips like Rory MacDonald, GSP and Brock Lesnar, you can rule MMA competition. NBA fighters jump high, and that's fine. But it's not the be al.
Wait, I thought you said Fedor was the most athletically gifted sportsman in the world? Consistency is key my friend.

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