Could a real life Bruce Wayne exist?

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  1. thegamer96

    thegamer96 Yellow Belt

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    Couldn't really find a way to phrase this question's title.

    I'm not asking whether a real life Batman could exist, that's stupid. My question is could someone like Bruce Wayne exist?

    What I mean by this is a dude who runs a multi-million dollar corporation, but would pretty much be able to beat any MMA fighter/boxer in a H2H fight. Could someone like that exist?

    If so, what style would he use?
     
  2. VulgarSnaps

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    A billionaire spending a shit ton of money to engage in a personal crusade? Yes.

    Getting their hands dirty doing it? No.

    Comic book wise Bruce is versed in virtually all martial arts, but he mostly throws straight rights and leg sweeps. Go figure.
     
  3. thegamer96

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    Comic Bruce can punch through bazooka proof walls; even the movie Batman from the Nolan films could take on an entire SWAT team or 10 armed thugs with AK-47's.

    Obviously that can't happen, I'm just curious if some billionaire who doesn't fight for a living, would be skilled enough to beat any real life MMA fighter/boxer if they got into a H2H fight.
     
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    Interesting question.

    A guy like Floyd Mayweather comes close to filling the criteria, even though his wealth is a result of his combat sports career.

    I noticed this while playing Arkham Asylum, and reading Bruce Wayne's bio in the game, but he really is presented as the perfect man: a good-looking polymath who runs a multi-billion dollar corporation, who is also a mechanical engineer, forensic scientist, armor/gadget designer, philanthropist, socialite, mixed martial artist, and uses all of his skills to fight crime during the night time as a vigilante.
     
  5. yetanother

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    You mean if the UFC decided to replace Dana White with the UFC heavyweight champion?
     
  6. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    I think the best road for achieving this is for a champion fighter to start a multi-million dollar company.

    I think you're more likely to have a proven elite athlete with combat training succeed in business than have a Bill Gates type of guy happen to be an athlete, trained in the martial arts, and still young enough to kick ass.

    Maybe check out GSP's corporate portfolio...
     
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    Bill Gates is too old; perhaps even not a billionaire then, but a multi-millionaire, a dude who runs a legal firm or something (someone who is young and rich).
     
  8. thegamer96

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    Well yeah, Batman from Arkham games is perfect; the scenario I'm envisioning is a dude who runs a company but can also beat any fighter. S He doesn't need to be an engineer or even on the Forbes rich list.

    The Floyd Mayweather model is interesting though. He has $300 million in the bank yet can probably beat up a lot of people.
     
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    Well, I'm sure there are tons of rich young-ish guys that train martial arts. Every now and then one of them pulls a Tom Atencio (Affliction founder) and gets in a pro fight to say he did it.

    But you said you want someone to be able to hang with the UFC champs or even beat them?

    So, no, I honestly don't think anyone but an oil Sheik, a nerdy internet millionaire that cashed out in an IPO, or Paris Hilton would have the time to train that many hours and still have that level of wealth before 40.

    If you just want multi-millionaires (not so rare) then I suppose some really successful hedge fund guy might be able to retire at 30 and devote his life to the martial arts. But I don't know why I would expect him to have the talents to be able to beat a UFC champion (and thus the talents to BE a UFC champion). Lots of people are devoting their lives to it already and failing.

    That said, retired GSP technically meets your new lowered criteria, most likely.
     
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    Interesting response.

    There are rich dudes who dab in and out with MMA; I've heard the quote ''train like you're broke'' for fighters who make it to the top, perhaps that is unrealistic for some rich dude to adhere to (although it works for Mayweather).

    The scenario intrigues me though, I think dedication is the biggest factor.
     
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    That kung fu shit in the movies doesn't work I suppose?
     
  12. WrestlinganJudo

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    He would get shot by the cops for being a vigilante and resisting arrest. That's if the FAA didn't contact the Air National Guard to shoot him down first when he is doing stuff in his bat plane.
     
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    It's extremely effective if your opponents have pre-choreographed a sequence of moves where you can look awesome kicking their ass.

    If you ask me, if you're fighting 10-on-1 like Batman usually does, you'll probably want the most effective distance fighting tactics, so kung fu wouldn't hurt. Once you go to the ground with someone, you're just getting stomped by the other 8 guys that are still on their feet.

    I'd just try to make sure they couldn't get behind me and take out as many as I could with punches and kicks and hope none of them are particularly adept at takedowns or throws. If you end up in a clinch even, you're probably going to get attacked from behind before you dispatch the guy you're tied up with.

    I'd just gamble and commit to a striking game.
     
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    I'm not asking if a real life vigilante could exist; the scenario is whether there could be a millionaire who is skilled enough to beat any real life fighter.
     
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    Justin Bieber taking out TJ Dillashaw with his Mayweather footwork trumping TJS Band Ludwig footwork is our best shot.
     
  16. yetanother

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    A real life rich vigilante could exists. He would likely just be a gigantic asshole.
    I can just imagine some rich dude beating the crap out of some poor black criminals for shits and giggles.
     
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    Wouldn't a rich dude beating up street walking whores be a vigilante?
     
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    C. M. Punk is the closest guy fitting this description. (At least he has some millions stashed somewhere.)

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  19. U.S. Soldier

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    The only close guy i could think of is GSP. Rich, athletic, Well rounded fighter, speaks English and French, good guy.
     
  20. Better Every Day

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    I think the best way to start thinking about this question is by starting with a different question...

    Could the best special forces fighters (or perhaps, even better (?) government--any government--"wetwork" specialists) beat the best mma fighters in unarmed combat?

    Real life fighting is different from sports fighting. The illegal-in-sports techniques will come into play in real life. My guess is that the special forces fighters, and wetwork specialists, would do well in such fights.

    If the best special forces fighters CAN beat the best mma fighters in real world no rules fights, then one can ask what is the result if a rich guy hires the best special forces instructors (from around the world) to train him, and he has an aptitude for fighting and works hard at it.
     

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