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The next big thing: MMA fighters vs WWE and Olympic athletes

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  1. ippikiookami Blue Belt

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    We've had social media influencers fighting MMA guys, and we're seeing more boxers vs MMA fighters.

    What's the next big thing?

    I think we could see WWE stars fighting smaller real fighters -- not Brock Lesner vs a pro his own size, but a HW WWE star fighting, say, a retired GSP or Cejudo for example.

    Next would be an Olympian gold medalist in, say, Judo or wrestling vs an MMA legend -- say an Olympic gold winner vs BJ Penn, Uriah Faber, etc.

    Finally, we'd go full circle to the freak shows of Pride: for example, a giant strongman competitor with no training fighting, say, TJ Dillishaw or a giant bodybuilder vs Cody Garbrandt.

    It seems we're on the path towards a "who would win -- a giant with no training vs a small pro fighter, or an Olympic boxer vs an old retired MMA fighter".

    Comment if you like, but let's come back to this trhead in the future when we're seeing some NFL tackle fighting a 55 year old Wanderlei Silva.
     
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  2. Naoya#1 Orange Belt

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    Pro wrestling is harder than combat sports.
     
  3. Flying omoplata Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    could we just keep our fighters in mma no gimmick fights at least for a little
     
  4. Get To Da Choppa Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    It's all been done before
    Fujita vs Olympic gold medalist (massive KOH)


    WWE Superstar vs UFC fighter with no Wikipedia entry
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    A level NFL athlete vs MMA fighter/comedian


    I would pay good PPV money to watch Colby Covington vs LeBron though. That would settle the big Sherdog debate once and for all
     
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  5. wwkirk Black Belt

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    Sorry, money talks.
     
  6. Kinniku Purple Belt

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    Pride and K-1 Heroes did that 15+ years ago
     
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    That's what Fight Circus and KSW are for.
     
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  9. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Yes, but they mostly can't fight
     
  10. The Chosen Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Colby is already going into WWE if he loses to Usman again
     
  11. The Chosen Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    It’s not really a debate, if you’ve ever rolled in BJJ before you’ll find when you’re new you’re getting tapped left and right by much smaller women, against the best conditioned UFC fighter on the roster with a D1 All American collegiate wrestling background? An untrained person wouldn’t stand a chance.
     
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    GSP can't fight anybody for the rest of his life since he is tied to the UFC. He needs to get permission from Dana the same way my teenage son needs permission to drive the car. Daddy Dana says a firm no, so no fighting for GSP.
     
  15. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    I mean if the market keeps surging on "Freak Show" fights I can see it. Celebrity Boxing and similar crossover or freak show scraps had their surges in the past.

    As we know the past is doomed to repeat itself.

    Enjoy if ya like, complain if ya hate, meh if ya don't care.
     
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    A HW vs Cejudo... I... what? Ok fine if it this one...
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    Never heard of Karam Gaber huh?
     
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    Olympian, WWE, in MMA? Is this a weird attempt at bringing back Rousey?
     
  20. warriorsplay You can run but you can’t hide

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    WWE/NJPW/AEW won’t be sending out wrestlers to shoot fight people. NJPW did this back in the 2000s, wasn’t a good idea and the results weren’t good.

    Plenty of boxers and MMA guys have been in the ring for worked fights and there are still some legit shoot fighter/wrestlers like Nakamura/Del Rio apart from Brock, not to mention the legends back in the day.
     

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