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How would this A level athlete do in mma?

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  1. Pikkon Blue Belt

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    Name: Teddy Riner
    Age: 26
    Style: Judo
    Height: 204 cm (6 foot 8, who use this shit anyway)
    Weight 130 kg (290 lbs... again)
    Olympic bronze and gold medals
    8 world titles - 7 gold and 1 silver
    4 european gold medals
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Riner

    Give him 2 year to learn striking, takedown defense adjusted for mma and some bjj of his back, how would he do?
     
  2. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    No one knows. It's a different ball game when you get punched in the face. Probably better than CM Punk.
     
  3. CJohnny Black Belt

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    What about his reach
     
  4. Walker Smith Jr Purple Belt

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    Easily top 10 HW in UFC after 2 years.

    Shit, we got Mitrione as #13 in UFC and Rothwell as #4
     
  5. chopstick Invisible Belt

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    Every UFC event announces their fighters in feet / inches, as well as pounds. I agree it is dumb, but if you watch fights you should have a pretty good understanding of the imperial measurements.

    I'm Canadian, and we officially use the metric system like everywhere else (except the US). , but everyone still will tell you their height / weight in feet / inches / pounds.
     
  6. Inigo Montoya ...............

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    Do you have a stat for his chin?
     
  7. Headkicktoleg Banned Banned

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    Not very good. Only losers stay ammy for 4+ years
     
  8. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    3 months in his training his family would get kidnapped by Fédération Française de Judo, they'll get a high class escort he slept with to release his dick pics and a WADA official to tamper with his most recent drug test so he'd test positive and be banned from all sporting competitions.

    French Judo Federation = Church of Scientology when it comes to protecting their own, especially their biggest and brightest star. They'd sooner see him destroyed than switch to MMA.
     
  9. MMACroatia Banned Banned

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    Too bad he hates MMA
     
  10. cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    He's got no interest in MMA and even if he did there's no guarantees.

    Look at Satoshi Ishii he's a HW Judo Olympic gold medalist and hasn't been a world beater in MMA even though he's been pretty dedicated.

    And just for fun here's Ishii Vs Riner.

     
  11. cakemuncher Black Belt

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    He would do just like Ronda - crumble as soon as he would be hit in the face by a competent striker.
     
  12. riitzni Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    We've talked about him a lot before. Some people could make the transition, some couldn't. Probably most couldn't. The issue comes from the Judo federation being a colossal bag of self perpetuating dicks and the fact that he gets paid well already. If he was living in his car I'm sure he would have found his way to MMA by now.
     
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    Sure get thrown literally 1,000x in your Judo career, think you're tough, get punched in the face once, find a purple pillow.
     
  14. sonhow Silver Belt

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    Isn't this guy who blasted mma? At least he's propably pretty honest he wouldnt do it.

    Rothwell via gogo.
     
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    He can be a legendary beast, he can be surprizing bad
     
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    How would this A-level athlete do in MMA?

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    or what about this A-level athlete?

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  17. JosephTessaro Silver Belt

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    Maybe better than Ronda?
     
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    How good of a fighter will my 3 year old son turn out to be ? Right now he is barely '3 feet tall and weighs 45 pounds , but 20 years , who knows ?
     
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    French? No and he said he wouldn't compete in MMA anyway iirc
     

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