Boxing skills in MMA

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  1. E Undead Brown Belt

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    Is it just me or are legit boxing skills a rarity in MMA? I'm kinda shocked how bad RDA and Felder are both offensively and also in their defense. Sometimes I think there aren't 20 fighters in the whole game who have a real sharp boxing game, these dudes don't even use range properly and one of them is a former champ FFS. No wonder one trick ponys like Conor are successful, it's a shame to see these guys to "trade punches". Lol at everyone who claims that MMA evolved, I've seen better boxers in MMA 15 years ago
     
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    You must be behind. Ronda was gonna beat Floyd in boxing!
     
  3. E Undead Brown Belt

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    Didn't she just beat Cain a few days ago?
     
  4. mmacrisis Purple Belt

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    Its not really boxing skills but overall standup. Not saying boxing is easy, it isn't but striking is very different when you are worried about elbows, knees, kicks and take downs. Just a different style of fighting. This is why MMA fighters don't fair well in true boxing fights and boxers don't fair well in MMA fights.
     
  5. DelanoRunnymede Purple Belt

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    You can't expect them to have legit world class boxing skills as they aren't boxers. It's a different sport with different range. Felder has amazing kickboxing, and RDA is pretty good as well. Not to mention RDA's takedowns.
     
  6. PizzaandBeer Banned Banned

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    The Ronda that beat Bethe would beat Floyd. Her boxing in that fight was on another level
     
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  7. E Undead Brown Belt

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    guys they fight like drunken bums, it's not about WORLD CLASS skills, they don't seem to have any skills. I remember RDA being a much better boxer, especially when he won the belt vs Pettis
    Maybe im just too drunk lol
     
  8. E Undead Brown Belt

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    she would also beat Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the same night. Also George Foreman and Mike Tyson. In under 4 seconds
     
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    Idk about 4 seconds but at least 2 rounds. But I agree
     
  11. E Undead Brown Belt

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    thats what I mean. Someone like Conor who is FAR from being a world class boxer makes these guys look like amateurs. Its kinda embarassing yeah
     
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    4 seconds max
    some would say 3 seconds b
     
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    @E Undead boxing in MMA is just completely different. Different range, different stance, different weapons involved.
     
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    Watch some Spencer Fisher, John Alessio, Derek Noble, and Yves Edwards...
    Earlier generation of fighters with slick fists. Didn't always translate into MMA victories, though.
     
  15. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    They focus on more than one discipline, so they can't exactly acquire the skill set of someone who solely focuses on one. It ain't hard to get.
     
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    They suck at TKD too. Who cares about fake sports? This is cage fighting dawg.
     
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    Never seen this thread before.
     
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  18. San Griente Purple Belt

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    If you think they suck at boxing, you should see how bad they are at darts.

    Thank heavens they took up the sport that this forum is about instead.
     
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    excuses,

    mma fighers are usually washed up wrestlers thats why they cant strike.
     
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    I really hope you were kidding...
     

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