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Old 06-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
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angle wont do anything in the UFc he is nothing but a body building entertainer.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:23 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I found this article from 3 years ago. It's interesting because it simultaneously proves that he can't make it in MMA (injuries) and that he can't be stopped in MMA (psychotic determination).
Eight summers ago, Angle brought home wrestling gold
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I found this article from 3 years ago. It's interesting because it simultaneously proves that he can't make it in MMA (injuries) and that he can't be stopped in MMA (psychotic determination).
Eight summers ago, Angle brought home wrestling gold
There are plenty of psychotically determined fighters who struggle in MMA, especially as they get older and they find it much harder to compete with the level of conditioning that the younger generations have reached.

Ken Shamrock is one of those guys. Anyone who has ever seen him train in the gym knows that the guy is f*cking crazy, but it didn't help against Tito.

Monson is another guy who's incredibly determined, but struggles because he doesn't have striking skills and his build makes it really difficult to pull of certain submissions. You try pulling off a trianly choke with tiny ass legs. It's really hard.

Also, Angle won gold a long time ago. What he does now doesn't necessarily apply. He certainly has determination, but you also have to have the skill set, and I don't think he has that.

As for his injuries, further proof that there are parts of aging that make it difficult to compete at his age. It does haunt older fighters, but if you're a freak like Randy Couture, you manage to keep competing at that level anyway. I don't think Angle is on the same level as Couture.

Good find, though.
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
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There are plenty of psychotically determined fighters who struggle in MMA, especially as they get older and they find it much harder to compete with the level of conditioning that the younger generations have reached.

Ken Shamrock is one of those guys. Anyone who has ever seen him train in the gym knows that the guy is f*cking crazy, but it didn't help against Tito.

Monson is another guy who's incredibly determined, but struggles because he doesn't have striking skills and his build makes it really difficult to pull of certain submissions. You try pulling off a trianly choke with tiny ass legs. It's really hard.

Also, Angle won gold a long time ago. What he does now doesn't necessarily apply. He certainly has determination, but you also have to have the skill set, and I don't think he has that.

As for his injuries, further proof that there are parts of aging that make it difficult to compete at his age. It does haunt older fighters, but if you're a freak like Randy Couture, you manage to keep competing at that level anyway. I don't think Angle is on the same level as Couture.

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I don't think you read my post closely enough.
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I don't think you read my post closely enough.
No. I read the post and the article. Even the determination that Angle once had and does have is not enough to be successful in MMA. Sometimes subdued fighters make it to the top based solely on having an incredible skill set and particular gifts that make them very, very difficult to bit.

You don't have to be driven to be great, unfortunately. And even if you are driven, if you don't train smart, you don't have much of a chance at being great.
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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You're still not getting my post. The content of the article shows both why Angle hypothetically will make it and hyothetically can't make it.


Saying Angle's determination isn't enough is no more meaningful than saying his injuries can't stop him. In the first case, his past proves otherwise. In the second, Angle himself acknowledges that his body is almost done.

The point of my post wasn't whether or not you or I personally think he'll make it. It was simply to point out that the road to Angle's past successes shows that he will do whatever it takes to be the best (the evidence suggests that this includes becoming a true MMArtist, if necessary), but his future success is limited by the breakdown of his body.
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Oh I agree for sure Dana is interested. Dana is doing the smart thing though. No use paying Lesnar $500,000 per fight just to learn. Price is too high for a fighter with so many unknowns. If I was Dana I'd let him fight in the smaller organizations until he proves himself. Less risk and you can probably do better hyping him up when he finally does make his debut.
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