How do you think this superathlete would have done in MMA?

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  1. kikikhan

    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    Inspired by the Sir Barkley thread.

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    He was huge, very coordinated and athletic. He had unrivaled stamina and could take a beating. He was way tougher than Shaq BTW and stronger too. Wilt was supposedly immovable and from what I've seen, his balance was way better tha Shaq's who was pretty easy to take down.
     
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    Kalmah Gold Belt

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    What the fuck is a super athlete?
     
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    None of them youtube vids work.

    Probably region locked.
     
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    mikehunt ........Belt Buckle........

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    Wilt was a different kind of animal compared to his contemporaries. Had he the platform and desire to compete in mma, I think he would have been big trouble for anyone...
     
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    That last pic looks like a shop. Ridiculous.
     
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    Aleksandr Karelin is what I would consider a super athlete
     
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    fearoth Silver Belt

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    Someone tall, black and not morbidly obese.

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    mikehunt ........Belt Buckle........

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    duplicate
     
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    mikehunt ........Belt Buckle........

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  11. Rex Kwon Do

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    He almost KOed Shaq with a handshake. Holy shit, brutal power. UFC champ EVEN NOW with 6 months of training. If an old man like Werdum could do it, why not Wilt ChamberGOAT?
     
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    The World's Greatest Athlete.
     
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    There is no guarantee that any given super athlete in any major sport would do well in MMA. There're other important factors to consider such as chin and killer instinct. A Michael Jordan with a glass chin and no killer instinct wouldn't be championship material in MMA.

    However, if you could take a random selection of say 600 elite athletes across all major sports, and have them do MMA from a young age, suffice to say the resulting roster of fighters would absolutely destroy the current UFC top 20 in any division. There might be a handful of current UFC top guys that could still hang towards the lower end of the top 20, but most of them would be gone, and no UFC champion will still be holding his or her belt. That's what fringe sport is all about.
     
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    I dunno, some football players look like they'd be considered morbidly obese under BMI guidelines yet can sprint 40 yards way faster and lift 225 pounds way more times than any 6-pack having fuccbois and thus would easily qualify as super athletes.
     
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    Wilt f*cking Chamberlain. That's what.
     
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    For what it's worth, my old wrestling coach's father and his friends jumped Wilt Chamberlain at a party in Philly when they were young. He said they got the best of him, but his arms were so long that he threw a punch from his back that hit a kid in the chin and knocked him out cold.
     
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    How would he react to getting punched in the face?
     
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    Lol at the thought that someone would actually be able to hit him in the face...
     
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    Hm. Might be a bit hard because he's been dead for 16 years, but like he used to say:" Where there is Wilt, there is a way":)

    I read his book A View From Above.

    A truly amazing human being. Not only for his athleticism, but for his entire life.

    He died at 63, but lived his life to the fullest and was an athlete until his last days.

    I think that everybody should read that book for personal growth.
     
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    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    Hahah. Really?:) Cool:) Thanks for this info. Interresting:)

    Oh. here is one about his KO power:

    Game 2 of 1964 NBA finals:

     

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