We will never see a top level boxer in mma and here's why.

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  1. 99Silva

    99Silva Banned Banned

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    1. A guy like mayweather or klitscko in one fight makes more than the entire roster combined in a given year.
    2. guys like those already mentioned complain about not enough padding. mma gloves are made to be small so that you will be able to use your hands to grapple.
    3.It's already too late for them to join. They'll be considered a beginner and it's pretty much a career change. If you're already successful in the career you are at why leave.
     
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    Codpiece Not afraid to care

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    All pretty much common sense here. There's just no reason for any genuinely top level boxer to come to MMA.
     
  3. Bubson Bubba

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    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Describes

     
  4. Bubson Bubba

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    *Correction - Sr.
     
  5. 99Silva

    99Silva Banned Banned

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    Smart man- don't see anything wrong with it. He's already banking probably two to three times more in one fight than the entire roster earns in a year.
     
  6. Szwok

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    and its a wrap!
     
  7. SuperBadAzz

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    Does it have to be Mayweather for it to count as top boxer? Mayorga was a "top boxer". I believe his record now sits at 0-3-1...

    Boxers don't transition to MMA because its a different sport.
     
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    it's cliche, but...

    no fu*$&n sh!t sherlock
     
  9. MrPuppet

    MrPuppet bad cuz I'm brown

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    Interesting read, thanks for posting
     
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    MAYBE a young top 10ish guy could transition, but that is it. ANyone making any money won't bother, unless they're nuts
     
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    Task <img src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/r9he12 Platinum Member

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    well there you, another 99silva thread
     
  12. Mga223

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    We will never see a top level thread from 99silva in the heavies and here's why.

    1. Aliens
     
  13. GabbaGabba

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    You cant get that top level boxing skill when also working wrestling, submissions, thaiboxing etc. No one will ever have hands like that in MMA. And top level boxers in MMA are useless, any C level fighters with any ground game can take them down and just submit them. I dont understand why anyone even would want to see shitty fights like this, like Toney vs Couture for example.
     
  14. Kingfarthur

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    Not true, but Mayweather is close to it. I think the UFC roster makes around 60 million per year last time I checked.
     
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    this
    and i dont think i would like to see high level boxer in MMA as well. they will most likely to be taken to the ground easily and if they ever learn grappling, it will one of those fight where one fighter is trying to take it the ground and the high level boxer trying desperately to keep it standing. its will be boring as fuck

    but what i would love to see is high level sanshou fighter like Guang wan, Xu Yan, Folayang, Honorio, or many others. to transition to MMA ( which most of them already are) they already excellent at Striking and Takedown ( better tham 99% of mma fighter) they only need to learn the sub part to able to excel at MMA.
     
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    lol mayweather sr is awesome
     
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    I could see it maybe in a few years,a guy who is a top boxer but has liked mma since a kid and cross trained a little,but you wont get a boxer in there prime transition over as the top boxers get paid more.if top mma guys got paid more you would probably see some try it but not on the current pay scale they wont
     
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    What is the story behind the Vince Phillips guy that Mayweather Sr mentions?
     
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    Ackrite Banned Banned

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    1. untrue. check your math homie, that's not possible. If every fighter got paid the minimum $8K and nothing for winning you're already at almost $20M.
     
  20. Slippery Pete

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    The Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight did 2.2 million PPV buys. After all was said and done Floyd made well over $70 million for that one fight.

    Don't forget, Mayweather has a deal unlike any other boxer on the planet. He gets a cut of everything in regards to a fight. PPV buys, live gate, t-shirt sales, even hot dogs, beer and other concessions. If it's sold at one of his fights he gets a cut. Of course this type of deal carries more risk for him, but he still comes out much farther ahead than any other fighter. It's a unique business structure for an athlete/fighter but man does it make him serious money.
     

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