Why are the polynesian fighters so tough? (hawaiins, samoans etc)

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  1. pointfighter

    pointfighter Blue Belt

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    Seems like the island dudes are just born scrappy as shit. Mark Hunt, Tavares, Holloway, BJ Penn (never even been knocked down right?)
    Surprising that these small islands produce so many good fighters relative to how small their populations are. There is without a doubt a certain style of fighter that comes from the islands: tough as nails, risk taking, scrappers
     
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    All fighters are tough.
     
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    Jason AG Banned Banned

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    U say Hawaiian but u dont mention bj penn wtf?
     
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    Lots of good American football players as well

    just a particularly strong and tough subset of people
     
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    Because they used to eat the weak in these islands. So only the tough guys survived.

    And really, it's because they have massive skulls/bone structure so they can take a punch better and pack a lot of muscle and mass in general.
     
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    Bj penn is Korean. Let's be REAL about it. And the reason poly fighters are tough is because only the BEST make it off that island...besides kendell
     
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    coming from hawaii, i've found that polynesians are, for the most part, ridiculously strong and tough, as well as very fast for their physique (especially with the bigger guys). this combination works well when they go into mma.
     
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    BJ isn't Polynesian. He's half Irish, half Korean.
     
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    They are athletic and explosive asians.
     
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    bj penn has hawaiian blood. how is this STILL BEING DEBATED?! Its been like 10 years since i first saw it brought up on this forum
     
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    let's be real. he grew up in HI and he's tough as shit because he grew up fighting like a lot of people on the islands.

    it's not just a genetic thing. it's cultural and social too. and he's hawaiian even if he's not polynesian. hawaiian implies hybridity.
     
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    Anthropological speaking; you need to be fast, tough and strong to deal with certain living conditions in certain environments. Hence why there's a race of fast and explosive human beings.
     
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    Hawaiins have not proven to be tough - look at the UFC, hawaiin fighters who have been touted as prospects - Max Holloway, Yancy Medieros and Louis Smolka - have been embarrassing failures. Look at KJ Noons, Brad Tavarres,Kendall Grove, Travis Browne and Edward Faaloloto - pretty big busts as well. Hawaiin fighters are mostly lazy, undisciplined and unable to adapt to all of MMA and learn the wrestling and submisison fighting and dynamic striking they need. They are not proving to be tough fighters at all, this makes no sense. What are you talking about?
     
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    Brad Tavares a bust?

    You're smoking some good cheeba
     
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    It's still being debated because people like you still believe since he grew up in Hawaii, he must be Hawaiian.

    If a cat has kittens in the oven, it doesn't make them muffins.

    His mom is Korean, his dad is American/Irish. He's not Hawaiian.
     
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    And other than Mark Hunt, which Samoan or Polynesian fighters have been even semi successful in the UFC and have not spectacularly failed?
     
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    Wow so much stupid in one post. Holloway and Browne are failures?
     
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    Yes, Brad Tavarres has not really been successful in the UFC or even semi successful, his last fight was just painful to watch and Larkin is still his biggest win.
     
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