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Old 12-24-2013, 05:16 AM   #81
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I live in south auckland new zealand (polynesian capital of the world) ive been trying to convert islanders from rugby league to mma for years now. Im convinced that with their conditioning and just overall toughness they could do very well in mma. Unfortunately alot of em just arent keen on getting punched in the face on a regular basis lol im tongan by the way

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:32 AM   #82
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have there been any fighters from tonga? they are officially the largest people on earth!
maoris, in general, are not a big as samoans, in case the OP mentioned them thinking they were very large.

oh, i just posted this and its directly under a post about tongans! didn't know.

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:42 AM   #83
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have there been any fighters from tonga? they are officially the largest people on earth!
maoris, in general, are not a big as samoans, in case the OP mentioned them thinking they were very large.

oh, i just posted this and its directly under a post about tongans! didn't know.
The dude that crushed Pat Barry to death is Tongan

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:42 AM   #84
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Not any good ones unfortunately lol unless you think soa palelei is..yyiiikkeeesss

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Old 01-02-2014, 10:41 PM   #85
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Samoa has exactly 0 olympic medals. They are often tough because of their culture, but their athletic prowess is overrated.
That doesn't mean there wasn't ever a Samoan Olympic medalist. Duke Kahanamoku is of Hawaiian descent and he won a gold medal and several other medals in the Olympics in several different sports.

Valerie Adams is a 6'4 260lb FEMALE world shotput champion who won 2 gold medals she is half Tongan.

Greg Louganis won 2 gold medals in springboard and he is half Samoan.

Paea Wolfgramm won the silver medal in boxing for Tonga.

These are just the people I remember, there is most likely many I forgot or don't even know.

The Polynesian countries like Samoa and Tonga never win the world cup either in rugby but that's due to lack of discipline and not athleticism. A lot of the guys on the best teams are of Polynesian descent.

Just like some of the top players in the NFL are Polynesians. The athleticism is there, they just need the guidance and discipline to stick with it.

that, in my opinion of course, is what holds Polynesians back more than anything else.

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Old 01-02-2014, 11:08 PM   #86
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i think they're great.

It was weird when they stopped calling them that.

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