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Old 09-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ok one simple question for everyone; but let's take the he said/she said out of it (dana and floyd are very similar hype machines).

Why is it OK for brock lesnar to be a 1 dimentional fighter and make the transition to MMA and learn the other modalities but a boxer cannot? Why is it that IF floyd tried MMA, we are all ASSUMING he would not train the other disciplines? He is a freak athlete, just like Lesnar. He finds the tiniest mistakes every single opponent makes and capitalizes on it. I am actually a big mayweather hater, but can appreciate his skill set. I just don't get why people assume boxers would only box an MMA fighter in an MMA match. A bit of hypocritical logic me thinks...
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Because his "skill set" that makes him so good in boxing, wouldn't do shit in MMA. MMA unlike boxing isn't one dimentional, and his awesome skill set of running around the ring ducking punches isn't enough.

I think it's been proven over and over, that if you had to be one dimentional but very good at something, it's much better to come from wrestling then boxing. If Lesnar was a giant 280 Lb boxer, he wouldn't be as successful.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:40 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Ok one simple question for everyone; but let's take the he said/she said out of it (dana and floyd are very similar hype machines).

Why is it OK for brock lesnar to be a 1 dimentional fighter and make the transition to MMA and learn the other modalities but a boxer cannot? Why is it that IF floyd tried MMA, we are all ASSUMING he would not train the other disciplines? He is a freak athlete, just like Lesnar. He finds the tiniest mistakes every single opponent makes and capitalizes on it. I am actually a big mayweather hater, but can appreciate his skill set. I just don't get why people assume boxers would only box an MMA fighter in an MMA match. A bit of hypocritical logic me thinks...


It's not like Boxers have NEVER tried MMA. It's just that that style is not effective and boxing will teach habbits that are bad to have in a cage. Styles like kickboxing and wrestling lend themselves to MMA more than straight boxing.

Someone like Alves would tear Mayweather apart with vicious leg kicks until he was a cripple. The competition in MMA right now is pretty rigid and well rounded, a boxer would need a lot of training to overcome their bad habbits and develop TDD, ground game, kicks, distance, etc.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Because his "skill set" that makes him so good in boxing, wouldn't do shit in MMA. MMA unlike boxing isn't one dimentional, and his awesome skill set of running around the ring ducking punches isn't enough.

I think it's been proven over and over, that if you had to be one dimentional but very good at something, it's much better to come from wrestling then boxing. If Lesnar was a giant 280 Lb boxer, he wouldn't be as successful.
khoveraki covered most of it, but also...

Boxing isn't a style designed to control your opponent like wrestling.

If someone is outboxing a boxer, what does a boxer do?

If someone is outboxing a wrestler, the wrestler can take him down. Or if a wrestler fears the sub game of a BJJ player he can use his wrestling in reverse to keep the fight standing. Being able to control where the fight goes is a huge advantage. Another reason why wrestlers find a lot of success is the work ethic it takes to become an elite wrestler is unbelievable. Also they have years of experience in cutting weight.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #36 (permalink)
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you guys realize this interview is fake right? On bloodyelbow they proved that this was falsified and that he didnt say any of this. Mayweather is still ignorant and a prick though
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Haha! You gotta love Mayweathers consistency. He's just having a laugh at everybodys expense. Thats the Mayweather way. You would think we would be used to it by now the way he goes on about MMA.

Having said that, saying his boxing style is boring is just as uneducated and trollish as Floyds comments. His boxing skills are fantastic.

Ignore the little fool. If we are really lucky he might lose and then the whole MMA community can dance a little jig.



If was Mayweather far as I remember. I never recalled Dana saying anything bad about any boxer except Floyd.
its not that his style is boring ,its just that watching 12 rounds of it is.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:58 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I would love to see Lesnar vs Klitschko in a fight. I repeat I would like to see them fight not box. I love boxing but boxing is not fighting it is punching. Lesnar would tear any HW boxer in the world up because he would use his skill which took years to master (wrestling) and GnP the boxers to death. Floyd talks shit but turns down the opportunity to fight Sherk a couple years ago when it was offered. He knows Sherk would have crushed him. Mayweather is extremely talented but he is a punk. Even boxing promoters say he is a scared fighter who doesn fight to win he fights not to lose. He is a boring fighter that runs and jabs to outpoint his opponent. Now I'm not sayin what he does is easy cuz it isn. Floyd is extremely fast and talented but lately he is nothing but a mouth. Even if his fight beats Franklin vs Belfort in ppv it wont beat Pacquiao vs Cotto. He says he is the ppv king but he isn even the top draw in his sport and the only reason he drew so much before was because De La Hoya is the real ppv king. He takes all of the credit for something he wasn even half responsible for.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:13 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Am i the only one who thinks mayweather could actually do good in the ufc? If this guy really wants to train in mma he can be deadly. No one in the light weight division can box like him..bj is good but mayweather would knock him out if they stand. The question would be the full aspect of mma where he's on dimensional. I personally think he could pull a rich fraklin and do some damage in the ufc. He has lethal hands probably would be the best in light weight by far. Plus he is a freakish athlete and could possibly adapt and become good at bjj,wrestling or something else than boxing.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #40 (permalink)
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like someone already said the interview is fake so let it go guys. I thought it was weird when he mentioned Crocop of all people...lol
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