Fighters who've inspired you to train in MMA.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KazDibiase, May 22, 2018.

  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3,802
    Likes Received:
    15,913
    For the Sherdoggers who trains in MMA or just a single discipline, who had inspired you to train?
     
  2. Pierced7681

    Pierced7681 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Messages:
    4,389
    Likes Received:
    3,038
    Location:
    nowheresville.
  3. HOV

    HOV Soldier of Sinister

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Messages:
    11,377
    Likes Received:
    29,759
    None
     
    KazDibiase likes this.
  4. Why So Serious

    Why So Serious Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,582
    Likes Received:
    2,174
  5. Dogo1

    Dogo1 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    3,985
    Likes Received:
    3,842
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Cindy Dandois
     
    FinBJJ, oldmansmoker, Naj85 and 3 others like this.
  6. IMPmmath

    IMPmmath Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    1,814
    Location:
    NY
  7. oldschoolmmafan

    oldschoolmmafan NERD BASH 2018

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Messages:
    3,323
    Likes Received:
    8,762
    Location:
    Gotham
  8. Breaking

    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    4,568
    Likes Received:
    14,041
  9. Malik Andre

    Malik Andre White Belt

    Joined:
    May 18, 2018
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    93
  10. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    9,357
    Likes Received:
    10,293
    Location:
    Calgary
    Bethe Correira
     
    oldmansmoker and bjpennlwgoat like this.
  11. Coolkid666

    Coolkid666 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    1,945
    Location:
    Tennessee
    uhhh all the bullies picking on me inspired me not to die? if that counts. near purple belt level grappling skills helped me put highlight reel street level asswhooping on a few and the bullying stopped. teach your kids
     
  12. FinalConflict2005

    FinalConflict2005 Support RIZIN FF

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    3,588
  13. Stoic1

    Stoic1 Patriot

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,463
    Likes Received:
    6,989
    Location:
    USA!USA!USA!
    In 1993 me and some friends saw the PPV of UFC1 and were like...WTF?!?!?! The closest real fighting we were doing was kickboxing. Immediately started training Judo and engaging in illegal VHS tape trading as the instructional videos starting coming out to train ourselves.

    So....ROYCE.
     
  14. pooknicca

    pooknicca Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    367
    Location:
    GA
    Jose Pele Landi, dude was such a boss back in the days.
     
  15. Superlative

    Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,731
    Likes Received:
    1,908
    Sakuraba, Diaz Brothers
     
  16. LargeMammal

    LargeMammal Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    2,114
    Bas Rutten.....

    It was the mid-90s. I was about 12


    My dad was a huge boxing fan and I've boxed since a young age. But watching Bas in Pancrase was the motivation for me to diversify to kickboxing/muay thai. Luckily the gym I boxed in was one of the few (at that time) that was also well-known for having a diverse range of martial arts classes.

    My dad didn't understand it at first, but he's come around now :)
     
  17. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Shookologist Belt Yellow Card

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    17,224
    Likes Received:
    53,813
    Location:
    Parrowdice
    Daniel San
     
    KazDibiase likes this.
  18. MMAart

    MMAart Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,383
    Likes Received:
    6,759
    I have not trained but will train (!), and these are fighters who have inspired me:

    (pretty much most of the top fighters)
    • Alistair Overeem
    • Anderson Silva
    • Cain
    • Cormier
    • Fedor (if I had to pick just one)
    • GSP
    • JDS
    • Jon Jones
    • Jose Aldo
    • Khabib
    • Machida
    • Maia
    • Ngannou
    • Rampage
    • Shogun
    • Vitor
    • Wanderlei
    • Werdum
    • Yoel Romero
    Inspirational female fighters:
    • Cyborg
    • Rose
     
  19. SCTwins

    SCTwins Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,545
    Likes Received:
    8,565
    I don't train MMA. I train UFC.
     
  20. VitorBelfoTRT

    VitorBelfoTRT Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Royce, before him I thought you had to be juiced to the gills to win a fight and I have always been the smaller one since im a natural ectomorph. Royce isnt really that slim but he wasnt a juiced juggernaut either. I saw him catch Severn in a triangle and was like what.. whyd that guy tap? LOL
     

Share This Page