Natural born fighters ?

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  1. Chindit

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    I was watching the preview of Robbie Lawler vs Woodley. Lawler was defined as a "natural born fighter". But how to define them ? What are the characteristics of a "natural born fighter" ? Their pattern ?
    How would you define them ?

    Thinking about it, I see the "natural born fighters" as fighters that :
    - would fight anybody at anytime
    - take fights on short notice
    - go to a fight even if injured, sicks...
    - don't care about belts, money, organizations...
    - don't take very seriously weightclasses, cutting, etc.
    - have a impressive longevity
    - don't quit after a devastating loss
    - are relatively immune to all the mind games, the trash-talk...

    My list :
    - Dan Henderson (fought MW, LHW. In the circus since 1997)
    - Saku (fought way bigger than him, great longevity)
    - Minowa (same as Saku)
    - Murilo Bustamante (fought bigger than him, good longevity)
    - Minotauro (take fight on short notice IIRC, found bigger than him (Sapp))
    - Marloes Coenen (16 years of fighting, fought in tournaments bigger than her)
     
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    No BJ Penn?

    You fail at life.

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    Ah s*it, sorry, I knew I was missing something important.
    The guy fought Machida...
     
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    Donald Cerrone is the only fighter that actually fights anyone anywhere, the others just say it but when it comes down to it they won't accept a fight on short notice
     
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    I'd say it's fairly self explanatory, someone with a natural talent for and a desire to fight. A lot of those other things have nothing to do with it.
     
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    Frankie Edgar
    Diego Sanchez
    Giblert Melendez
    Carlos Condit
    Diaz Bros
    Tony Ferguson
    Chris Leben

    That's off the top of my head
     
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    And so the other fighters were born in a lab? Because they are not natural?
     
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    Fighter's instinct.
     
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    TS only naming giant killers

    Cyborg & Hunto
     
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    Nice post TS. I think the accolade of 'natural born fighter' is a hard one to define in words. (Putting aside the bottom line which is that all this is merely opinion too.)

    To me, I dunno, I guess I just have to recognise a powerful warrior spirit. This isn't too rare in mma. Just to reel off a few of the truest grade though....

    Diego sanchez
    Wanderlei Silva
    Enson inoue
    Nick Diaz
    Robbie Lawler
    Cain velasquez
    Anderson silva
    Mark hunt

    There are many more

    Edit: just to add a couple of women to that list...

    Meisha tate
    Chris cyborg
     
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    I have a slovenly friend from college whose little son is hyper and energetic, so he put the kid in martial arts classes to do something with the kids' natural aggressive energy.

    Perhaps this type is a natural born fighter.
     

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