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Do you think Michael Jai White would have won UFC 1 and changed the path of the sport?

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Swepingright, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    MJW wrestled in college which already makes him a far superior wrestler to Royce who never wrestled a day in his life, and Michael has amazing technique and speed with black belts in TaeKwonDo and Karate.

    You can check out Jones's training footage with him. They guy is still a beast.
     
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  2. blastoff Banned Banned

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    Decent chance he wins actually

    Sparring is different from fighting but guys who have sparred him (e.g. Bisping) have said he's definitely legit.

    MJW has also been a BJJ black belt for years (not that it'd be relevant in 1993)
     
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    1.: How is his submission game?

    2.: Prepare for 30+ pages and an absolute shit show of a thread, lol
     
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    You can't win a competition that you would never have been allowed to enter in the first place.
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    He never wrestled, Royce chokes him unconscious
     
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    The amount of stupid threads you make in a week is pretty amazing. You're like an annoying kid who ask too many questions.
     
  7. jx820 Silver Belt

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    No. Lots of wrestlers were helpless. Dan Severn was a big strong wrestler. Ken Shamrock was a big strong guy with competitive shooto experience.
     
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    Which is what TS wants.
     
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    Royce did this to Prime Ken Shamrock who had a submission background, which in 1993 MJW didn't. He would have suffered the same fate as Ken imo..

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    Royce gets no respect around here. People don't realize that at that time nobody knew how defend the sh!t Royce was doing..
     
  10. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    Yes he has. He confirmed it on Logan Pauls podcast. So Royce can't take him down down and Royce has no striking ability what so ever.
     
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    That started with Ken Shamrock taking Royce down..... Royce Gracie cannot take down MJW, and MJW will keep it standing
     
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    How do you think the fight would’ve turned out if Royce didn’t wear the Gi?
     
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  13. 6 Pack Lapadat Orange Belt

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    Exactly. Ken Shamrock was as legit as it got for UFC 1 time period, and he was chocked out.

    You are bringing up an actor who has no combat sports record.
     
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    Ken had no experience with fighters wearing gi’s.

    under today’s runs or even pancreases rules shit wouldn’t have happened..
     
  15. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    KEN TOOK ROYCE DOWN
     
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    He had full contact competiton in Kyokushin and TaeKwonDo. There was no high level striker in UFC 1. And he has the takedowns covered. Knows some submission from Japanase Ju Jutsu but he won't need it.
     
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    If Roy e got ken he getting jay no way he win tank Abbott would KO him stiff
     
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    Japanese Ju Jutsu. But again, who cares in that field? The only one with serious threat to take him down would be Ken.
     
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    Tank Abbott was not in UFC 1
     
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