Which boxer from the Past or Present would transition into MMA the best?

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  1. Power!

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    My choice is Sonny Liston

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    - 84" reach at 6 foot.

    - great jab

    - insane power

    - would have low centre of gravity due to being shorter than the average HW so defending takedowns would be easier.
     
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    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    Holy Home
     
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    Canelo, He's already juicing and already has the MMA mentality for excuses [​IMG]
     
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    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    FlowchartRog Green Belt

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    Mike Tyson, Holyfield and Wilder at 205. The combination of speed and power and stamina from those 3 would be unmatched.

    Lomachenko, Golovkin, and Duran. All 3 are physical beasts. Duran had unreal stamina, and would almost certainly be good at wrestling.
     
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    Duran was so great inside. Great inside fighting IQ and former opponent said he was strong as hell. He would probably have build a strong clinch game and probably wrestling.

    Plus that guy was a freaking savage
     
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    Ilovepizza Banned Banned

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    " Because he pissed hot for clenbuterol at levels which strongly suggest that meat contamination was the culprit. There is precedent across sport for athletes to be found not at fault for testing positive for clenbuterol at very low levels if it can be plausibly shown that it was caused by meat contamination (it is common for clenbuterol to be given to live stock in certain countries, namely Mexico).

    There is precedent in the UFC for USADA finding fighters to be not at fault when they pissed hot for clenbuterol:

    https://ufc.usada.org/brandon-moreno-accepts-finding-no-fault/

    This doesn't mean that this whole situation isn't problematic. It suggests, at best, that Canelo's team is unprofessional, but there is an ample amount of precedent for athletes with drastically less clout and money behind them more or less getting off after pissing hot for clenbuterol in very low amounts (which it has been confirmed that Canelo's tests showed). "

    at least his story is much better than jones
     
  9. BigTruck

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    David tua. That was one mean motherfucker. He'd be like Mark hunt in mma imo.
     
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    FlowchartRog Green Belt

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    Like Jon Jones'?
     
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    His momma called him Clay, I'm gonna call him Clay!
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    Ilovepizza Banned Banned

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    floyd 100%

    bantamweight floyd
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    UFC Truck Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    The joke relates to fighters who have tried to use this excuse and it has turned out it wasn't feasible for them to even be in Mexico at the time such as the case with Rivera.

    https://www.mmaweekly.com/ufc-fight...-falsified-documents-to-usada-gets-4-year-ban
     
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    Exactly, agreed on all counts. A born savage who happened to have incredible fight IQ, infighting, clinch game, and S tier stamina. And speed and power.

    He was a 5'7 135 pounder who was bullying 6'1 middleweights around the ring in his late 30's. An absolute beast.

    If I had to pick one boxer to excel in MMA, it would be Duran - the goat of all goats.
     
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  17. Power!

    Power! Yellow Belt

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    True

    I had forgot all about jon jones lmao
     
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    Lomachenko

    Lennox Lewis

    Tyson Fury
     
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    imagine a prime Tyson cutting to 185, with a great sprawl and clinch game.

    good fucking luck dealing with that.
     
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