If they each had 1 year to train for each other's sport - who would do better? Stipe or Joshua?

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    Give those two one year to train full-time for each other's sport.

    Who would be more competitive?

    Keep in mind that Joshua is not Floyd. He's a knockout artist in his prime, and wouldn't bother waiting for Stipe to tire himself out. He would go straight for the kill in a boxing ring.

    Same could be said for Stipe. My best guess is that he would immediately shoot for a takedown, or throw leg kicks to try to finish the fight ASAP.

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    Probably Joshua, the A-level athlete
     
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    Stipe is probably an A level athlete too. On top of his mma success he seems to be a well rounded athlete. He cranked some home runs during a Cleveland Indians batting practice...
     
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    Stipe would last longer in the ring. The wrestling thing is real...
     
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    I'd give Joshua much more chance as there is an aspect of MMA that he's superior to Stipe in, therefore there's a slim route to a Joshua victory. Stipe isn't superior in any aspect of boxing to Joshua.
     
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    I don't know where so many people get the impression that you can learn enough grappling to effectively stop top MMA fighters in a year. Maybe you guys should take a few jujitsu classes or something, because it is not that simple
     
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    Boxing is easier to learn in a hurry. Can't intelligently discuss this topic though because people assume you're on one "team" or the other.
     
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    Stipe was already a golden gloves boxer so Stipe
     
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    A Golden Gloves title in Ohio means next to nothing.

    Brendan fucking Schaub was a Golden Gloves winner as well.

    The NY Golden Gloves is the only event which actually means something at all.
     
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    Joshua would flatline Stipe right now, both in the cage and in the ring. He would shrug him off like a child and KTFO under two minutes.
     
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    Anthony Joshua. You can't teach that power.

    He would fail a USADA test though.

    So meh...
     
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    They are heavyweights.. Landing a punch can end the fight.
    I see Stipe having more chance in a boxing ring than Joshua in an octagon.
     
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    stipe would do better
     
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    Stipe by a wide margin.
     
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    Stipe.

    Not only did he excel at multiple sports during his college years and was an A lvl athlete in all, but also 5min round cardio for striking/wrestling/grappling >>>>>>>>>>>> 3min round cardio for boxing.
     
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    Joshua, give him a year of kick boxing and take down defense training and he would have a good shot at mma.

    JDS was just a boxer with good take down defense.
     
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    This, Christ it amazes me how many people have forgotten the lessons learned from the early MMA days. 1 year to learn wrestling and Bjj against someone who's made a career from it..... Let it go and get a woman.

    As for a level athletes, I'd rather sprint or box or play footy than MMA. People need to get off the chair and actually try pummeling to punching to fighting off the take down to kickboxing to being taken down to getting back up to down again to a grinding snake and that's for 5 straight minutes. Not a level athletes, sure.

    MMA fans are the most delusional, disrespectful of all fans, should say western ones anyway. No wonder the UFC tried to get some pro wrestling fans, they'll support the gayest fake crap like its the real deal but most of us seem to like bagging something real like MMA like its fake.
     
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    you know he takes drug tests that are equal to USADA testing right?
     
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    Year to train?

    Stipe beats the utter crap out of Joshua in seconds flat in octagon in numerous possible ways. Here's one: Joshua verbally taps within seconds from brutal leg kicks. I mean there are just way too many things Joshua would have to learn from scratch and become conditioned and proficient in a short period of time. Simply not humanly possible.

    In the ring, hmm...I can't see Stipe lasting more than a few rounds before getting KOed.
     
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