In combat sports there are Athletes, and there are Fighters

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  1. Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Let's post some examples

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  2. The Blob Banned Banned

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    Romero is both

    He may be the best athlete in the UFC today


    Athlete: Lesnar
    Fighter: Cain
     
  3. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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  4. Mysterio Banned Banned

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    I mean, everyone competing at a high level is athletic, but the thing that separates fighters from athletes is the mind.

    Athletes approach it like a sport, fighters want to inflict harm.
     
  5. The Blob Banned Banned

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    Eh

    There are some pretty shit "athletes" in the UFC
     
  6. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Athlete who gives up when the going gets tough and taps
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    Fighter who goes out fighting even when there's no hope
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  7. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Athlete:

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  8. PeacePipe Life is short , be nice to eachother :)

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    Warrior = fighter who gets stomped down and still comes back for more

    Anderson silva coming back after a KO then Leg snap, fuck me that's a warrior

    Cheik Kongo KOing Pat Barry

    All of chris lebens fights pretty much

    *Not warriors

    Brock lesnar running away once he gets tagged a little bit
    Ronda Rousey running off with a pillow after she got destroyed for the first time
     
  9. SoSoSmart Let Freedom Ring Banned

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    I know you have a rep for shit threads, but this is not one of them. Bravo sir. We also have welfare bums who pretend to be fighters.
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  10. BC Helax

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    There are athletes, martial artists, and fighters and then there is a blend of martial artist/athletes like Sage.

    Some people are in mma because they love to compete and win and others are in it because they just love to fight.

    When I think of a true fighter I think of a guy like Robbie Lawler a guy who never really goes away, like how he overcame getting his leg picked apart by Melvin Manhoef to land that brutal knockout. Or his war with Rory where it looked ugly for him at times in rounds 3 and 4 until he came back and ended the fight before the end of the 5th round.
     
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    Do better my guy.
     
  12. SoSoSmart Let Freedom Ring Banned

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    Scholar and gentleman. Sorry you are 1/1000 of typical mma fans.
     
  13. Taco Loco 12:97:24:99

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    That is very true ts, goods!
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  14. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    I would amend that to include Martial Artist. IMO every competitor is some combination of athlete, fighter, and/or martial artist.
     
  15. Sapp Silver Belt

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    Athlete:
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    Then there are some that are just both.
     
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    It's 11 30 pm, PST. . You, sir, win the internet for me today.
     
  18. fastone Purple Belt

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    Lost....
     
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