Military's Special Forces in MMA

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by TheStrangler, Aug 4, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheStrangler

    TheStrangler Dont be scared homie.

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Land of the Samurai
    I've always wondered why we don't see that many guys in MMA that have elite military training. By elite I mean Special Forces (Seals, Green Berets, Para rescue, Rangers, etc..). These guys have some of the most intense, vigorous, and in depth combat training in the world. You would think that after getting out of the military they would put that to use in the real world and work on becoming MMA fighters. I mean nothing they do or see in the cage can compare to what is going on in the Middle East. Obviously there have been a couple, Brian Stann and Tim Kennedy are the two big ones. I've just always thought those Special Forces guys were the pinnacle of badassery. You would just think there would have been more of those guys transitioning into MMA and making a little bit of cash with their training. What do you guys think?
     
    freakyfarley likes this.
  2. MMAViewer

    MMAViewer Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,270
    Likes Received:
    5,613
    You've watched to much Jason Bourne.
     
    Hotora86, Oachkazl, Lawblaw and 58 others like this.
  3. mc3

    mc3 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2016
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    1,756
    I wish the version of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Predator transitioned to MMA too. He was a badass.
     
  4. Luger

    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    19,675
    Likes Received:
    24,574
    Location:
    The Synagogue of Platinum Nation
    They whine a lot

    [​IMG]
     
  5. lecter

    lecter not even webscale

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Messages:
    11,266
    Likes Received:
    28,883
    A-level athletes > military special forces
    sorry
     
  6. Fahcough

    Fahcough Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    5,508
    Likes Received:
    10,806
    Location:
    South, the deep south
    They train to remove your liver with a water bottle, not roll around trying not to get T-bagged. Plus if they're in their prime, they're probably infiltrating while you sleep.
     
  7. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    9,952
    Likes Received:
    19,167
    Location:
    Having Fun
    All of them would do like Randy. Meaning they would get subbed a lot until they learned the ground game better.
     
    BabyFacedAssassin likes this.
  8. BWC

    BWC Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,758
    Likes Received:
    321
    Military Combatives programs are essentially watered down MMA. Your average UFC-level fighter would annihilate a Special Forces member..
     
  9. Zer

    Zer Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Messages:
    20,948
    Likes Received:
    51,782
    I remember this Spetsnaz dude. Got mounted by some can but then ...



    Then he showed up in DREAM and got pwnt by Ralek
     
  10. Which Doctor

    Which Doctor The HERB DEAN It Is What It Is Belt

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    15,694
    Likes Received:
    32,379
    Location:
    Waiting for CB's submission signal...
    ROTFL.
     
    Luger likes this.
  11. n.diazismylife1999

    n.diazismylife1999 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    7,086
    Likes Received:
    12,309
    I don't know if you've heard, but the military fights with guns.
     
  12. submerged88

    submerged88 The 88 refers to a car--not H H.

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Messages:
    4,254
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    Location:
    colorado
    They train with weapons and not so much hand to hand combat. There was an Israeli special forces guy who got destroyed by Mark Kerr before
     
    Ornife and Air Lats like this.
  13. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Messages:
    11,071
    Likes Received:
    43,429
    Location:
    Illinois
    I had a buddy who was a green beret. While he was serving I asked him if he had any interest in MMA when he was through. He looked at me without missing a beat and said

    "I'm not trained to submit, I'm trained to kill."
     
  14. Red Ninja

    Red Ninja Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    6,541
    Location:
    Top of Suzuran
    Guile in Street Fighter is the closest I could come up with.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Corleone187

    Corleone187 ㄥ8ƖǝuoǝlɹoƆ

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    5,036
    Location:
    Moscow
    There was - SAFTA
     
    Klaavical and Air Lats like this.
  16. n.diazismylife1999

    n.diazismylife1999 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    7,086
    Likes Received:
    12,309
    A green beret? Did he ever recover from being a hat?
     
  17. kiki do you love me

    kiki do you love me Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    22,543
    Likes Received:
    21,024
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Why don't mma fighters put on some reebok tights and go fight ISIS?
     
  18. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Messages:
    11,071
    Likes Received:
    43,429
    Location:
    Illinois
    I don't know what that means.
     
    Klaavical and nastyleft like this.
  19. n.diazismylife1999

    n.diazismylife1999 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    7,086
    Likes Received:
    12,309
    You don't know what a beret is?
     
    Hypetrainofthemonth and Air Lats like this.
  20. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Messages:
    11,071
    Likes Received:
    43,429
    Location:
    Illinois
    I have never heard the phrase "being a hat". I am not and have never been military.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.