Year 2019. No elite boxer in MMA yet.

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  1. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    It's been more than 20 years, but no sign of elite boxers in MMA. Almost most major disciplines had someone who showed their effectiveness in MMA. The list is long.

    Taekwondo - Pettis. Third dan
    Shotokan Karate - Machida Third Dan
    Kyokushin Karate - GSP Third Dan
    Judo - Fedor Fourth dan.

    Sports Sambo - Minakov Multiple time world champion
    Combat Sambo Khabib Multiple time world champion

    Freestyle wrestling - Romero - Multiple time world medalist
    Folkstyle wrestling - Askren - Two time Hodge trophy winner
    Grecoroman Wrestling Hendo - Two time Greco Roman Olympian

    Kickboxing - Crocop Multiple time k-1 GP finalist, and GP winner
    Muay Thai Anderson/Shogun? Probably lacks pure muay thai credentials
    Kungfu(Sanda) Zabit European Champion
    Kungfu(Wushu) Folayang World Bronze Medalist

    I guess only ones you could argue to have the boxing backgrounds are..Maldonado and Sergei....obviously Sergei being better than Maldonado...prime sergei was a beast...asian games silver medalist in boxing after all...I mean the best was Nishijima I guess tho. Definiton of being thrown to the wolves tho. He was a world champ, but he had zero success in MMA....

    People might say its the money but there are many out there and most dont get really paid that well at all even compared to minus a few top elites, and if you think about the popularity of boxing internationally, you would at least have found ONE....I mean GSP and Pettis is third dans but they probably havent achieved shit in their arts and there must be a lot of boxers whos at worst on par with their boxing expertise but where are they?
     
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  2. WOW

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    Conor is elite boxer
     
  3. Sapp

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  4. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    Nah. Must have had some success or take it seriously. Not "I will throw combinations while Mounted". If we do it that way we could have Mercer too.
     
  5. Michael Osh

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    I think you forgot....
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    Anyway most elite boxers are boxing, they get beat up in MMA for obvious reasons
     
  6. BlameTheMedia

    BlameTheMedia Blue Belt

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    can't believe you didn't mention the gold medalist
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  7. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    Romero > Cejudo.
     
  8. jsbx45

    jsbx45 Brown Belt

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    Asedanya?

    EDIT: I guess you mean pure western boxing, hand strikes only...
     
  9. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    Lul
     
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  10. Michael Osh

    Michael Osh Orange Belt

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    Rousey is a great example of Judo, she’s a higher level than fedor in that regard
    JJ and Valentina have legit MT accolades and are probably the best in MMA at pure MT P4P
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  11. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Gold Belt

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    Conor's the closest we've gotten so far

    the boxing level in MMA has been pretty low for a long time but It's been Improving

    To be a truly elite boxer though at the top of the food chain, you literally have to eat sleep breathe boxing. It's just not possible in MMA
     
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    Valentina is pretty decorated in MT
     
  13. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    Nah. Male Judo >>>>> Female Judo.
    Female Muay thai lul
     
  14. PicoPulse

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    Well if I was just an elite boxer, boxing's probably where id go too
     
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    He was an amazing boxer. He towards the end of his career he lacked discipline but he is by far the best boxer to fight in MMA.

    Didnt help that he was matched up with one of the best wrestlers in the HW division at the time.
     
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  16. JustOnce

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    Like i said someone who at least gave a fuck about MMA.
     
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  17. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Black Belt

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    Exactly most top boxers don't have a reason to cross over into mma, a lot of mma fighters have serious boxing skills and train with top boxers though. I'm not sure why some mma fans make a big deal about boxers and also say MMA isn't mainstream. It's more mainstream than any other combat sport, boxing included.
     
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  18. iwillbebackin3weeks

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    Dana let fat/out of shape/CTE/irrelevantfor years Toney and Punk fight, but not Herschel Walker?

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  19. TriangleMonkey

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    Leg kicks and TDs just really fuck everything up these guys have worked for. No elite boxer is gonna cross-over for a pay cut and have to change their entire style of fighting to do so.
     
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    The year was 2019, and @JustOnce still hadn't made a good thread.
     
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