New requirements for UFC fighters?

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  1. Skirm

    Skirm Brown Belt

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    Do you think an iq test is in order soon? After watching clips of Cruz/Garbrandt talking I began to feel bad for the clearly stupid Garbrandt.

    Is it really okay, morally, to let someone unintelligent like Cody in the cage? Someone as moronic as Cody fights a genius like Cruz? If you can't see what's wrong with this you will tomorrow.
     
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    Valhoven ⨛heathed ⨜tance Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Unless graded on a curve that would make Saturn jealous, an IQ test would preclude most fighters from ever stepping into the octagon. :D
     
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  3. Ethan Rom

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    If intelligence outside the cage mattered Jon Jones wouldnt be as successful as he is
     
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  4. skullmaskkid

    skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    UFC MENSA division

    Neil Degrasse Tyson via athleticism and explosiveness
     
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    Cain failed the intelligence test by giving that interview so they revoked his shit... It happened already
     
  6. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    There should be one for Sherdog imo.
     
  7. HaikenEdge

    HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

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    UFC stands for Ultimate Foresight Championship
     
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    I don't think it's moral to let him talk to Cruz but he fights well enough.
     
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    LoneStalker Brown Belt

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    With a mic drop at the end.
    Epic.
     
  10. Ballsack Mcgee

    Ballsack Mcgee Purple Belt

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    Yea I'm sure any of you would do better against Dom face to face.
     
  11. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    any relation to Mike Degrasse Tyson?
     
  12. Dutch Rudder

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    Jon Jones can't even pass a road side sobriety test, WTF is he going to do with an IQ test?
     
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    screaminleeman Red Belt

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    Sure, since MMA fighters are also suppose to be the most "physical" sport figures, why not an IQ test?

    Test should include a factual comparison of the financial compensation between MMA/ the UFC and other mainstream sports. You know, kind of like the IQ test for infantile types like (put shaped pieces in the correct hole gig).

    Any athlete that points to MMA is by definition mentally challenged and not exhibiting IQ. Ben them from competition on the basis of IQ, and ban the sport of MMA!
     
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  14. fractal

    fractal 93andbeyond.com

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    Sherdog should have an IQ test.
     
  15. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments An ocean turns yellow, it soothes the eye Yellow Card

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    Smart people don't fight for a living, usually. Plus, the smart ones are usually the type to go easy in training and not take a lot of risks during the fight because of their "health."
     
  16. soulsstealer

    soulsstealer Silver Belt

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    I was thinking the same thing, exploitation of the mentally challenged for fighting is no beuno.
     
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  17. Dutch Rudder

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    I use to like watching Bobby Czyz box back in the 80's & 90's....he was a Mensa member and had some solid boxing.
     
  18. Yashabo

    Yashabo "I rove you my bitches" - Teruto Ishihara 2016

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    Palhares IQ is probably scary low hah
     
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