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Who do you guys think are the most natrually gifted fighters in MMA today? When i watch fights i can sometimes tell the guys who are just born to fight, am talking about the guys who with no training that you still know they would be very competive in MMA.

BJ Penn, Fedor and Rampage are the ones that stand out from the crowd IMO. Also I dont know if Wandy is naturally gifted but he was certainly born to fight.
 

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Brock Lesnar. As Joe Rogan said, he's the byproduct of vikings effing vikings for generation after generation. He would be the biggest dude, on the biggest horse, with the biggest sword at the front of the line. :thumb02:
 

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Jon Jones strikes me as just one of those guys that was born to fight... And i get the naturally gifted feeling, same with fighters like Rampage and Gilbert Malendez. Those seem like they were able to kick ass before training lol
 

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BJ comes to mind a couple years ago but his natural talent ends there he has to train hard now to keep up....Jones or Brock takes it here ,,,I think Jones is going to be scary good in a year ...And Brock ....we will see how he fairs against Carwin to see how he evolves but I dont see him stoping now.,
 

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BJ comes to mind a couple years ago but his natural talent ends there he has to train hard now to keep up....Jones or Brock takes it here ,,,I think Jones is going to be scary good in a year ...And Brock ....we will see how he fairs against Carwin to see how he evolves but I dont see him stoping now.,

Good point with BJ, ive heard a lot of stories of him beating the shit out of kids at a REALLY early age, and to see what he did on those Gracie BJJ tournys, with almost zero training? i would be crazy to disagree!

And yeah i say Jones is easily up there... He must listen to Bruce Lee, because his fighting style is HIS style, people call it unorthodox, and it is, but its like watching his personality every time he fights... He must not train for a specific fighter, and instead just tries to get overall good, because on fight night he like acts on the moment and doesn't fight like he is following a specific game plan for months....

And Brock was just born with freak genetics...... But yes naturally beasty!
 
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Penn - His amazing natural skill at fighting, as well as his freaking legs/hips and a chin that cannot be hurt, are all just naturally amazing.

Brock - I don't really need to say much here. The guy is massive and isn't slow, that alone is an achievement.

Fedor - he's stronger than most HW fighters, and he's smaller, has some fat, doesn't seem to be in any shape at all, yet he has so much power and he's so fast, and has such well conditioning for looking like a less impressive (fat wise) version of Roy Nelson.

GSP says he has always been naturally fit, and says he does no cardio training, so if he's telling the truth, he's also up there.
 

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BJ, Lesnar, Jon Jones and Rampage.

Fedor doesn't strike me as naturally gifted in the least. Outside of great hand speed, but that's also in part due to heavy explosiveness training and being naturally smaller than most heavies. His greatness is more of a testament to his love of training.
 

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BJ comes to mind a couple years ago but his natural talent ends there he has to train hard now to keep up....Jones or Brock takes it here ,,,I think Jones is going to be scary good in a year ...And Brock ....we will see how he fairs against Carwin to see how he evolves but I dont see him stoping now.,
A lot of guys were natural born fighters, but for me BJ stands out as the most natural all round talent.
Freddie Roach said he had great hands, that is some complient in itself, not only that he earned a BJJ black belt in ju jitsu and won an Abu dhabi tournament within 2-3 years, that is unbelievable, and the dude has a chin of granite to compliment it all.
 

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Silva/Penn (you don't develop vision and the skillsets they have without natural gifts)

Carwin (ridiculous limbs built for destructive power).

Bones Jones (lot of guys great in the weight room with wrestling backgrounds, but his limbs+athletcism set him apart)


Not all naturally gifted:

Lesnar = Guy training from youth to be the best and currently ridiculous circuit training routines to be the caliber of explosive athlete he is. Without sports, 'pro' wrestling, the could have just as easily became a big fat slob.
 

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Penn - His amazing natural skill at fighting, as well as his freaking legs/hips and a chin that cannot be hurt, are all just naturally amazing.

Brock - I don't really need to say much here. The guy is massive and isn't slow, that alone is an achievement.

Fedor - he's stronger than most HW fighters, and he's smaller, has some fat, doesn't seem to be in any shape at all, yet he has so much power and he's so fast, and has such well conditioning for looking like a less impressive (fat wise) version of Roy Nelson.

GSP says he has always been naturally fit, and says he does no cardio training, so if he's telling the truth, he's also up there.
GSP started doing it, atleast for the fight with Dan Hardy
 

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GSP does ridiculous training for MMA cardio, i know cause I watched his training routine video and do it. 95% max sprint intervals. Entire weight workouts are circuit training, station to station. (Atleast if he follows his own videos GSP MMA workout routine)

That said Brock's routine is more difficult cause he combines so much calisthetics and exhaustion and like adaptive machines..and more stations - I don't know if that's good or bad for Brock. Both guys have impressive workout routines . ...I don't think Brock does any hard running though.
 
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