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Sportsmen/women who were not athletes in school

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  1. Michael13 Black Belt

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    Are there any examples out there of non-athletic folk or people who didn't excel at sports in school becoming successful in an athletic endeavour later in life?
     
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    Phil Taylor, the greatest darts champion of all time.


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    Joey Chestnut, the greatest competetive eater of all time.
     
  3. CWMMA Purple Belt

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    Sure, I’d take a guess they would never be transcendent athletes like Phelps/Tyson though.
     
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    He didn't even wrestle in High School...
     
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    Rich franklin didnt pick up mma until like his 2nd year in uni. Was never an athlete prior.
     
  8. n...not crazy Silver Belt

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    Dennis Rodman had a very unusual sports path. It's worth a read.

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  9. Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    These lumbering goofs would have fit in great on HW TUF.
     
  10. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    Practically all of WMMA.
     
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    Brock was a trash wrestler wasn't he?
     
  12. Lavitz It’s Showtime!

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    He was very decorated.

    NCAA champ
    NCAA runner up
    JUCO champ and AA
     
  13. Vil7 Silver Belt

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    Chuck Norris wasn't naturally athletic & he went on to become a multiple time karate champion.
     
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    Just about everyone in WMMA.
     
  15. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    Didn't he just grow 2 feet in height one day?
     
  16. n...not crazy Silver Belt

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    He was 5'6" in high school, but after HS he grew a foot in about a year. Something like that.
     
  17. I hoped that'd be my case when I was still only 5'5 in 8th grade...
     
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    Eddie Bravo started BJJ at 24, cobrinha 21.
     

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