MMAfighting.com: [Cormier] is the far better athlete -- [he is] stronger and faster

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  1. Fighter123

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    In an article that appeared on MMAfighting.com today, MMA journalist Dave Meltzer made the following statement (when comparing the athleticism of Jones vs. Cormier):
     
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    Jones is the better fighter, thats what matters.
     
  3. Gigaton Punch

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    Better football player, better wrestler, can actually dunk a basketball >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
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    dave meltzer is awesome at guessing numbers that dont matter. Hes terrible at analyzing fights
     
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    I think it's completely irrelevant.

    Being a better athlete is not the same as being a better mixed martial artist.
     
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    DC will win tonight, that's all that matters
     
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    I mean Cormier is 36 years old Meltzer...bringing up his Highschool football career is irrelevant and pretty stupid lol the last time he played that was 18-years ago, Jones was in elementary school.

    Like the guy above me said I don't know who the better athlete is maybe DC probably would win if they did a series of track and field events.

    But, they're fighting in a cage and I that area Jones is much much better and that's all that matters.
     
  8. PLftw

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    fighting is physical. being better physically matters a lot at the top when everyones good and the edge is narrow.

    being a good football player matters. but if you cant physically do what others can, you cant play at the top. simples.
     
  9. MMAlover123

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    Being a better athlete make you the better fighter.
     
  10. DoUEvenLiftBro

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    This athlete stuff sometimes just doesn't matter. Like Ronda Rousey is NOT a special athlete. She was just trained in something that applies well to women's MMA at a really young age.
     
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    Not Always , yeah it's a plus , but look at guys like Guillard and Uriah Hall two freaks with explosive power great body control and they haven't exactly made it to the championship level, despite being black :icon_twis
     
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    Yes, that's all obvious.

    A discussion about which mixed martial artist is the better athlete (in other sports) doesn't make a lot of sense to me when you're talking about two guys who have competed this much in MMA.
     
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    Cuauhtemoc Pragmatic Technocratic Authoritarian

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    Uriah hall is far from explosive, he is a slow average fighter. Guillard packed a punch but wasn't super coordinated or strong either
     
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    wanna see him ragdoll jones that would be cool
     
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    The athleticism is what Dave is saying should give him the advantage....whereas both are great fighters.
     
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    :O [​IMG]
     
  17. kflo

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    Roy jones was not a special athlete on a development league basketball court. In the ring was different. Athleticism and coordination has many forms.
     

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