I'm not a big boxing fan, even less of a Floyd fan...

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  1. Koro_11

    Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    ...but how lame is it when all these MMA fighters keep talking about being able to take him in an mma fight?

    Imagine Lionel Messi talking trash how he'd school Mayweather in soccer, or Roger Federer challenging him to a tennis match??

    Calling out Floyd and talking about kicking his ass is lame as fuck. I cant stand the guy, but in reality he's a boxing champion, so if you wanna prove something go beat him at his own game or shut up.

    All these jokers saying how they'd beat his ass in the octagon just come across as insecure and irrelevant attention seekers trying to get noticed by saying his name. No wonder most look at MMA as a WWE style circus show.
     
  2. MilesAbove

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    A more apt analogy would be a cricket hurler saying he'd beat Barry Bonds, or a Rugby Player saying he'd school Ray Lewis.
     
  3. yookfarb

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    Yeah, it's incredibly disrespectful. He has been fighting longer than Anderson, Fedor, or Minotauro and he's still the #1 p4p boxer in the world and you have nobodies like MM trying to start beef
     
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    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Olympic gold medal figure skaters don't play hockey either... and boxers arent mma.
     
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    It's not about who could best him in their chosen sport, it's the time-honored tradition of telling other men "I could kick your ass". Yeah he's a great pugilist, but he'd get his ass kicked in a fight, and dudes are going to tell him so.
     
  6. Shael

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    Supah lame.
     
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    It's combat. I often hear boxers referred to as fighters. I just googled "best fighters in the world". Boxers and actors are on the lists.

    Discussion isn't that crazy imo. Much different than claiming to beat Floyd in soccer.
     
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    I think a better analogy would be the freestyle swimmer who claims he's faster than the butterfly specialist. Both are swimmers, both erasers, but one is clearly faster than the other.

    Like with the MMA versus boxing debate, both are fighters but one relies on an absurdly limiting rule set well the other is a general list who has more tools and is thus the better fighter.
     
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    Its lame AF, but Floyd is such an easy target. I don't blame them for trying to generate some publicity. Its worked out well for Honda.
     
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    It's just disappointing I guess.

    I have no problems with mma fighters calling him out. Boxers do it all the time to mma fighters as well, so it is what it is.
     
  13. Koro_11

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    Most NHL, NFL and NBA players would whoop his ass too in a streetfight, but you dont hear them boasting it cause they're not as pathetic and insecure.

    I would love to say MMA is about martial artists and respect, but honestly the general public has it right for the most part, it's a whole lot of meatheads in a human cockfight, with a few GSP's and Fedor's in there who are the exception and actually display the characteristics of a true martial artist.
     
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    roger Federer challenging carmello Anthony to a tennis match lmfao
     
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    Sounds to me like you're a bigger boxing fan than you are letting on and you dislike mma. You don't give a shit about respect in martial arts, you are just upset that an mma fighter would stomp Floyds ass in a fight. Piss off.
     
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    It is combat sport and many mma and boxing competitors refer to themselves as fighters and not athletes.
     
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    Not quite the same thing with Soccer or Tennis, I dont see guy in those sports boxing or fighting. MMA has the component of boxing and a combat sport so naturally there is that comparison.

    BTW, Floyd was the one that started talking smack about mma fighters circa Sherk being LW champ at the time
     
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    It's pretty inferior to keep comparing boxing to mma.
     
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    It's a shit fight. Of course, if one were to go purely off of quality of competition relative to sport, Mayweather surpasses anyone in MMA's very short history, so one stay busy fight (for a guaranteed 30 million regardless of how the fight sells) is forgivable.
     
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    Give Floyd a few years mma practice and he wrecks most of the 145lb division. Pacquiao, cotto, golovkin... They would all wreck mma's elite if they took the time to make the transition. Time honoured tradition my ass... These mma fighters calling out boxers have no honour. This is coming from a big mma fan.
     

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