Regarding Greg Hardy: Imagine UFC fighters trying to join the NFL/NBA/soccer... LOL

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  1. GOATER

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    Greg Hardy beat a fucking nobody and part time MMA fighters...Not impressed.



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    Lets be honest...99% of retards who think they are A level athletes, think so because they assume they are shredded/explosive black guys.....Yet these are the Hall of Famers.....Guys with worse physiques than Cain Velasquez....and guys who don't look like they can even bench teh 275.......

    These are the same people who will say Cain Velasquez would suck in the NFL because of the way he looks lol.


    Just goes to show, that even in the NFL...being ripped/explosive doesn't mean you're an A level athlete like sherdog wants you to believe.
     
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  2. jptmma

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    I doubt many Americans who failed at being in the NBA or NFL would choose to play boring soccer just for the money...
     
  3. kingghidrah

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    You can't really compare sports that are 100+ years old vs. a sport (MMA) that is roughly 25 years old. I'm sure there were a lot of people who jumped right into playing football in 1920 without any prior experience and did well
     
  4. Northjayhawk

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    This opinion is both stupid and incorrect.
     
  5. The Big Bang

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    Have you not seen the plethora of Greg Hardy threads here?

    I simply thought I'd shine some light on the other side of the equation.
     
  6. Flboycanscrap2

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    It is almost as if the TS is forgetting that all these sports require high levels of skills on top of athleticism. Weird.

    I heard MMA also requires high levels of skills too. Weird.
     
  7. Local Plata

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    The bar for heavyweights to get into the UFC is pretty damn low honestly. Marginally athletic big men will get in simply due to size and ability to beat fat guys in smaller shows before getting the UFC, then they will be touted as "Super Athletes" even if they were garbage college football players that didn't even get playing time like Schaub.
     
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  8. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle

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    Soccer is heavily swayed towards skill first and foremost over raw size/strength/speed. Its the kind of thing you need to be starting at like 5-7 years old to be a pro at, definitely not something that you can switch to and bluff your way through via pure athleticism.
     
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  9. AndrewGolota48

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    Well ironically the NFL is just about the only other sports league where this has happened.

    Check out Ezekiel Ansah for example, he was a basketball player and could not make it on the BYU college team so he switched to football around the second half of his sophomore year in college, having never even played in high school or at any level.

    He went on the become an NFL pro-bowler in just a few years from that point. According to Sherdog logic that must mean that BYU basketball benchwarmers > the best NFL players in terms of A-level athleticism, and also that the NFL has lower level athletes than just about any other sport.
     
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    Didn’t Brock have a brief stint with the Vikings?
     
  11. AndrewGolota48

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    Lack of HW depth is a big part of it. For example look at the case of Herbert Goodman, he was a freak athlete that didn't start playing football until his senior year of high school yet managed to get signed with the Packers for a big.

    By any measure he was a lightyears better football player and athlete than someone like Schaub. He started MMA at a fairly early age and had plenty of experience, but wound up with a 19-11 record because he fought in the much deeper 185 division. He never made it to the UFC as far as I know, his most notable fight was getting steamrolled by Lombard in Bellator.
     
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    He was invited to camp and played on the practice squad in preseason, but didn't make the team.
     
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    He could maybe play tight end. Don't need much speed to play the position.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Stefan Struve with 1-3 years of basketball training becomes a pro, whether it be in the nba or china or somewhere, anywhere. I'm pretty sure there was a survey that said something like 25% of all American born 7footers make it to the nba.
     
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    Choose? If you haven't been playing soccer since you were a child you won't be able to compete even at a high local level. Biggest talent pool in the world.
     
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    If you've ever won an event at a school sports day, then you'd probably be responsible for the first death in the Octagon.
     
  18. Taric

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    Depends on the country you live in. Here in Canada the talent pool is very limited. It's not unheard of for guys jumping into MLS with no real experience before their 20s.
     
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    Conor's bird chest always cracks me up.
     
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    If they failed at making those leagues theyd most certainly fail at soccer as well, if they even had the lungs for it.
     
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