5'10" 175 here. Pretty much the average sized guy. I train a little BJJ every now and then and wrestling is also my game. So yeah.. Considering the ground is where I want to be, an Olympic level judoka with Cesar Gracie BJJ really is a bad match up for me. I don't care though, I don't train professionally. Honestly, none of us would agree to fight any professional fighter without a certain amount of training. Jon Jones trained for what, 6 months before he got into the UFC? I could be wrong, but I'm sure there are other examples. I bet if Jon Jones entered without that 6 months of training, he'd get destroyed. Sure, he has his college wrestling and athleticism, but that won't get you far without actual MMA training.
So yeah, none of us would be able to fight Ronda anyway, but if we were to fight any professional fighter, we'd have at least 6 months to a year of actual MMA training by then. I'm sure plenty of people here have somewhat of a base, whether it be kick boxing or wrestling or whatever. Everyone improves at a different pace when training in MMA if they actually show true dedication. I'm not saying any of us could beat a UFC level fighter within 6 months to a year of training, but we'd obviously have a better shot than if we just ran in there and called someone out. The point I guess I'm making is, it's not fair to ask a guy who doesn't train at that level if they could beat someone who trains for a living. If someone said to me, "Hey Nick, you want to fight an entry level UFC fighter?" I'd be like, sure, as long as I get paid and I have plenty of time to train with a solid camp. I'd still lose, but that's more fair than me just leaving my usual 40 hour a week job to just step in the octagon against a guy with so much more experience and training than me.
If you're saying just drop what you're doing and go fight Ronda Rousey or a professional fighter at the gym, then yeah, you'd get destroyed rather easily. Although that's not exactly fair. I'm guessing most of us aren't training at a professional level at this point in time and never have while these people have been training for years and are still currently training full time.
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