Why does the broad concept of "A Level Athletes" bother MMA fans so much?

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  1. ThaiSexPills

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    Because it devalues an entire sport basically saying anyone who’s athletic can be an MMA goat despite a ton of evidence proving otherwise.

    You need to be a good athlete, no doubt but it takes a lot more than that to be a fighter.
     
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    Troll thread, but the reality is it’s unproven.

    It’s completely possible NFL and nba players have skills that wouldn’t translate into fighting. NBA fights show this might be true.

    So, it doesn’t bother me but I am curious if it’s true or not.
     
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    MMA fans are notoriously shook by A level athletes. This is known.

    See Jon Jones, Honda and Mighty Mouse for example. Three A level athletes that are hated and pushed away by fight fans.
     
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    But who says this
     
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    IMO there is such a thing as A-Level athlete and that GSP, Jon Jones fit that mold. MMA fans often get butthurt since a lot of MMA fighters aren’t that well-conditioned or look like machines built for movement.

    Mike Tyson was certainly A-Level.
     
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    MMA fans themselves have already said this for years about Jon Jones and his reach.
     
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    A-level thread
     
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    All else being equal, of course athletic ability is a plus. That's obvious.

    The thing is, the non-athletic aspects that go into fighting are rarely equal between two people, let alone entire populations of athletes. That's also true, and why many extreme athletes would do terribly in MMA.
     
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    It's Rogan's wet dream. However, he's repeatedly been proven wrong over and over again but can't let go.
     
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    Who proved him wrong
     
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    Which sports are A-Level? I would say the NFL has some pretty fucking A-level athletes lol
     
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    Because they’re my mostly all black and Hispanic.
     
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    If fat black guys on roids with a 30 second gas tank are A-level then Derrick Lewis is at least B+ level.
     
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    Lots of people. There’s a thread once a week about some random NFL or NBA player shirtless and the thread creator raving on about how they’d dominate HW with 6 weeks training.
     
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    What MMA champions nowadays are poor athletes?
     
  17. Nip Tickler

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    So you think all football players are fat?

    Jacked white boy. Deal with it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    None of them duh
     
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    That sport that has 30 second bursts of play followed by 5 minutes rest. A+ level athletes fo sho.
     
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    He was trolling.
     

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