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Guys that are too fat and unathletic for the UFC

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by superpunch, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Coolkid666

    Coolkid666 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    too busy playing turdsketball but I guess cuz it pays 100x more
     
  2. Coolkid666

    Coolkid666 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He does a flying knee and lands out in the 5th row! Woo!
     
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    Let's wish him all the best. Let him follow his dream
     
  4. CiH's Dog

    CiH's Dog Orange Belt

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    HW champ after watching 15 minutes of Joe Rogans podcast
     
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    Those numbers may be a bit hyped and there is ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE GSP had a 45" vertical. Vince Carter had a 43" vertical in his prime.
    I don't think GSP could ever do this.
     
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    Vert derp
     
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    TheJohnnyWalkerEra Brown Belt

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    NBA players are pussies
     
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    NoSmilez Silver Belt

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    Why be a fighter when you can play ball?
     
  9. Quietus

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    Theres this thing called PEDs. If you think anyone is 250lbs+ and ripped naturally you are naive as hell.
     
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    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

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    It doesn't matter. It's been proven over and over that past 220 pounds peoples go down with one punch. So basically you don't want to be a big athletic 300 pounds guy who trades up speed for strenght because you're not gonna land first.
     
  11. elwani

    elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Why are you using Sherdogger standards to judge him?
     
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    Athleticism is nice and all, but then some "unathletic and fat" HW like Mark Hunt just walks through punches right up close and launches an overhand brick for a walk-off KO. MMA is way more than pure athleticism. You need years of training, enough stamina, chin (for striking disciplines) and pain tolerance to be successfull in MMA, as in any combat sport. Playing ball does not make you a good fighter, as being a fighter does not make you good at playing ball.
     
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    How many games did Zion play in the nba before needing surgery??? ..... zero lol he’d get injured making his way towards the octagon .. he’s the Cain Velasquez of the nba
     
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    If you think anyone is 250lbs+ and ripped naturally you are naive as hell.


    6'5" 264.5 lbs (world champion) boxer... 1933.

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    Shaq back in college, 294 lbs -- clearly too fat to be allowed to fight the UFC's A level athletes:

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    Karelinator Bulgarian pursuittt Platinum Member

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    Blame athletic commissions for that ruling... Huge guys over 300 pounds fight HWs or LHW regularly in Europe and around the world.
    Noone got seriously hurt from what I gather, and those guys usually aren't doing very well
     
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    I don’t watch basketball, but I’ve seen enough clips of NBA fights to know that money isn’t the only reason those guys aren’t dominating the UFC.
     
  18. orca

    orca P4P #1 Machida fan

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    Id bet money on a 40 year old fat guy who has trained almost all his life just to fight than your a level athlete
     
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    had nothing to do with his coordination, which is elite, especially for his size. he tried to plant and his brand new Nike literally disintegrated. Nike spent weeks playing kiss ass after, and saw iirc $1+ billion stock loss the day after.

    **edit - none of that matters in mma tho, and never will. this kid gonna make more per game than most fighters will sniff per year.
     
  20. GIBLERTBAPTISTA

    GIBLERTBAPTISTA PRIDE was better tbh

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    Strong 1rd post.

    Must be a male netball fan
     

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