How would UFC Heavyweights do against Angus MacAskill?

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  1. Alcibiades007

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    [​IMG] < This is him standing next to a 195 cm tall dude.

    He is the tallest non-pathological giant in recorded history, standing at 2.36 m tall and weighing 193 kg. Basically UFC Heavyweights would be featherweights in comparison.

    Normally any human no matter how big is straight up can for the elites, but I've heared it said numerous times that since this guys wasn't even suffering from any disorder and effectively retained the super human strength a normal human would possess at his size, would make him worthy to compete with pros.

    What is the Sherdog opinion on this match up? Are his reach and strength alone enough to beat any decent fighter out there?

    Thoughts?
     
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    How tall is 2.36?
     
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    236 centimeters
     
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  5. Alcibiades007

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    7 ft 9
    And 193 kg is 425 lb.
     
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    Fedor would have smoked him in the first round. First minute armbar.
     
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    He's not that much bigger than Hong-man Choi, 2.2m and 160 kg and he wasn't exactly killing it in MMA.
    So Cro Cop would leg kick MacAskill to defeat, Fedor would armbar him and Minowaman would heel hook him.
     
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    Easily at that. Athletes of our time are way better/stronger than our ancestors of 200years ago.
     
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    Was the guy a fighter or not? Size doesn't mean much if you're a pussy, and when it comes to fighting the vast majority of men are.

    (Although something tells me things may have been just a wee bit different in the time that guy was alive.)
     
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    The difference between him and Angus Macaskill is, that Hong Man Choi reached that size due to a disorder - it was a handicap
    Angus on the other hand seemed to be a very tall human with a good proportioned skeleton according to reports.
     
  11. Alcibiades007

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    True, but regrading the Man Choi comparison, we should compare him with the tallest non-pathological fighter in MMA. And I think that was Semmy Schilt standing 2.13 m tall and 130 kg.
     
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  13. Alcibiades007

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    What's the best oppsition he can beat with 0 training tho? Just straight up time machine and into the ring.

    Can he beat the middleweight champs?
     
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    He'd lose in the UFC, but he'd be an instant star in Japan.
     
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    OP should have included that from Wikipedia:
    "MacAskill was well known for feats of strength such as lifting a ship's anchor weighing 2,800 pounds (1,300 kg) to chest height, and an ability to carry barrels weighing over 350 pounds (160 kg) apiece under each arm or reputedly able to lift a hundredweight (50 kg) with two fingers and hold it at arms length for ten minutes."

    Take that with a grain of salt, but if we consider a healthy human at this size with normal proportions, would it be that farfetched?
    "... and had the largest chest measurements of any non-obese man (80 inches, or 200 cm)."!
     
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    The truth is that we don't know. There has never been anyone of such inhuman proportions fighting, we can only guess.
    I'd say he gets submitted by anyone with decent BJJ, because having a basic grappling knowledge, to at least defend blue belt sub attempts, makes a absurd difference.
    If this guy had 3 months of grappling training and could defend himself properly, would be a complete different story.
     
  17. Alcibiades007

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    I didn't include it cause it seemed insane. If it were true, I think he could break the armbars just flexing.
     
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    Anyone meaning HWs or anyone,anyone?
     
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    I would say anyone at MW and above, and a few smaller (170 and under) guys, who are very good with takedowns and armbars/heel hooks.
     
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    In the end, submission work with leverage. MW would be far too weak even with the advantage of the leverage to succeed with a submission. (except chokes)
    If you have ever grappled with a giant, you would know how awkward and different it would end up. Im not saying that Angus would win but it isnt as easy as you make it out to be. He weighs 190kg, healthy proportioned, his strength feats aside, (as these arent verified) there is no way for a 75kg fighter to achieve that. Even for Heavyweights in the lover range it would prove to be difficult.
     
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