Boxing wars or MMA wars?

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  1. Bay Area

    Bay Area Silver Belt

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    Which is more exciting to watch (generally speaking of course). A back and forth MMA fight, or a back and forth boxing match?


    Notable MMA wars:

    Forrest V Bonner (1)
    Chuck Liddel V Wanderlei Silva
    BJ Penn V Joe Stevenson
    Anderson Silva VS Chael Sonnen
    BJ Penn V GSP
    Dan Henderson V Shogun
    Diego Sanchez V Clay Guida


    Notable Boxing wars:

    Sugar Ray Leonard VS Tommy Hearns
    Lennox Lewis VS Klitschko
    Mohammed Ali VS Joe Frazier (1)
    Marvin Hagler VS Tommy Hearns
    Gatti VS Ward
    Thrilla in Manilla
    Mohammed Ali VS George Foreman


    Im not comparing the 2 lists together of course. Maybe I shouldn't have added the lists at all. Boxing has been around a lot longer. And I know I left some classic fights out. Just in general, which amps you up more, a boxing war or an MMA war?

    Discuss
     
  2. SummerStriker

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    Boxing, by far, because it is clean and perfected, fast and beautiful. Watching back and forth MMA is rarely anything beautiful. It is more like a display of what the guys don't know, and how it would be nice if they were better at - whatever - range it is they are stuck at. Sometimes it is entertaining on the ground, but really only if you know enough BJJ to follow it.
     
  3. zapataxiv

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    Boxing but summer striker really hit the nail on the head
    your boxing list is a little flimsy t.s. if you havent seen it you should watch james toney vs mike mccallum 1, any of their 3 fights are good but those were wars between two really good technicians
     
  4. Spawned_Fighter

    Spawned_Fighter nobody but me

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    wish there was a show for mma, similar to legendary nights

    vote boxing
     
  5. Funkasaurus

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    although your list of Boxing wars is suspect
    Pacquaio v Marquez 4 was good
    Prince v Kelley was action packed and short = War
     
  6. Bay Area

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    The list were just examples. If I listed every boxing war, I'd never log off.
     
  7. Bay Area

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    I agree with this. However I will say, I would much rather watch the worlds most boring MMA fight, then sit through a mind numbing 12 round boxing match.
     
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    I guess I'll let you off the hook then
     
  9. Primitivo

    Primitivo Third World Prince

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    Boxing.
     
  10. justblaze717

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    Boxing but Bj vs GSP and Sherk were not wars.
     
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    Marquez/ Vasquez
    Gatti/Ward


    JDS/Hunt
    Melendez/Bendo
     
  12. zapataxiv

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    whats "mind numbing" about seeing two top of the line martial artits who are masters of the craft throw everything they have at each other and try there very best to defeat each other?
    maybe its just me but i thought thats why we all got into this martial arts stuff
     
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  14. SummerStriker

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    The redneck in the background smoking is killin me.
     
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    SUrely it's because i am a big wanderlei fan but my favourite is Wanderlei vs Stann.

    Boxing has greater wars in my opinion but wanderlei is wanderlei.
     
  16. zapataxiv

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    is that supposed to be ironic i dont see whats just bleed about mccallum vs toney
    or whitaker vs chavez, pintor vs gomez, inoue vs taguchi
    just bleed is more along the lines of williams vs sosa

    or anything i said in my post that is just bleed worthy?
     
  17. EndlessCritic

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    The best MMA wars encompass all aspects of MMA

    Gsp vs Fitch
    Condit vs Macdonald
    Pettis vs Bendo 1
    Dunham vs Grant
    Hendricks vs Condit
    Brown vs Mein

    None of these fights could remotely be classified as sloppy.
     
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    Ironic.


    I have to try harder
     
  19. NAKMUAY18

    NAKMUAY18 Brown Belt

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    The answer is obviously Muay Thai, Jongsanaan vs Sakmonkol to be exact!

    In boxing, Benn vs McClellan is a fantastic war that isn't talked about because of the tragic outcome.
     
  20. Heikki Mustola

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    I like both sports, but I think I enjoy MMA wars bit more, maybe because of the diversity. I love to see kicks, knees and elbows thrown there too. My own list would probably be something like this

    Cub Swanson vs Mackens Semerzier

    Spencer Fisher vs Sam Stout 2

    Matt Grice vs Dennis Bermudez

    Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 2

    etc




    But maybe I enjoy kickboxing / thai boxing wars most. Recent Maximo Suarez vs Miodrag Olar was a hell of a fight, one of my favorites of the year.
     

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