Elite MMA strikers vs Muay Thai with 4oz gloves

Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by ImmigrantMentality, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM.

  1. ImmigrantMentality

    ImmigrantMentality Orange Belt

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    Who would you favor in a pure stand up match between some elite mma strikers vs an elite thai.

    Full thai rules, 4oz gloves

    Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Mcgregor, Barboza, Ferguson, Pettis?



    Sam A, Rodtang vs DJ, Dillishaw, Garbrandt, Cruz



     
  2. Robert Baratheon

    Robert Baratheon Protector of the Realm.

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    Thai fighters dont use much head movement. Slip n rip FTW.
     
  3. aerius

    aerius Black Belt

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    Yod and Sam-A beat all the MMA guys using only a left kick.
     
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    Pettis and Ferguson would both get killed in muay thai with small gloves.

    Barboza may do alright against middling muay thai fighters.
     
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    mooseman17 Brown Belt

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    I would of course favor the guys that participate in that sport as their full time job.
     
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  6. ImmigrantMentality

    ImmigrantMentality Orange Belt

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    I feel the same,do you think the power or movement from some guys like Conor, Garbrandt, or Dillishaw could create problems though?
     
  7. ifindgifsforjackslack

    ifindgifsforjackslack Orange Belt

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    Depends on the style. High guard and plodding power kick boxers struggle. Fluid kickboxers that use movement win.
     
  8. maxi diablo

    maxi diablo Black Belt

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    Muay thai fighters would have trouble with good mma boxers.
     
  9. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Disarming Posting

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    Of those I think DIllashaw would have the best chance, don't think any of the LW's are truly top level MMA striking.
     
  10. Mafanofe

    Mafanofe Black Belt

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    Mods treat this subforum as some kind of trash can.

    we dont bother anyone, just discuss MT and KB, we dont deserve to receive these gifts...
     
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  11. mikesparrow

    mikesparrow Green Belt

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    You are kidding right? It would be a total embarrassment for the MMA guys. How will a top decathlon athletes do in any of their disciplines do against the top athletes who only compete in their disciplines?
     
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    People think cowboy cerrone is what muay thai is so they think muay thai isnt a good striking art
     
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  13. jenspulverizer

    jenspulverizer Blue Belt

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    kickboxing and muay thai is very overrated theres no money in it and the talent is low. Look at Schilling vs Kato. Schilling is an elite level kickboxer got ko'd by a c level mma fighter in mma and kickboxing.
     
  14. ImmigrantMentality

    ImmigrantMentality Orange Belt

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    These days lots of mma fans don't respect the skills of Thai fighters and kickboxers. MMA fans seem to respect boxing skills and mma strikers more
     
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  15. ImmigrantMentality

    ImmigrantMentality Orange Belt

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    Kickboxing in larger weightclasses are not very competitive, and Schilling was always overrated. In lighter weightclasses, the quality of skill and talent is very high though, all you have to do is watch an elite thai at 154 and below, and it should be pretty evident to you that you're dealing with a different level of skill than sloppy ass Joe Schilling who chainsmokes and didn't start training Muay Thai until he was an adult
     
  16. aerius

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    Joe Schilling is literally Chris Camozzi or Artem Lobov level in kickboxing. He's nowhere close to elite.
     
  17. Blowing Dixie

    Blowing Dixie Yellow Belt

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  18. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    Schilling is nowhere near an elite level kickboxer.
     
  19. Kanka

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    The mma guys would have a punchers chance
     
  20. king of theRing

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    No he is not.
     

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