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Old 08-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #83
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Default Re: Randy Couture should fight James Toney in a Boxing Match. Why?

Originally Posted by James23 View Post
This is getting a bit stupid, so let me correct all you ****s screaming that Randy should have to fight in a boxing match to "make it even".

MMA is an equal ground. You can do anything. You're not limited to singular skill sets. Toney, or any boxer, can use their boxing, but no one has to box with them. Just like Randy, or any wrestler, can use their wrestling, but you don't have to wrestle with them.

Do you see the difference yet?

If they had a wrestling match where Toney was forced to comply with Randy's greatest strength, then yes, your argument holds weight, but they didn't. We know what the result would be either way. If Randy fights James in a boxing match, James wins. If James competes against Randy in a wrestling match, Randy wins.

Now, if they compete in a contest where they can each do their own thing, then it's equal starting ground and Randy won.

Any other questions?
sounds like you'd support a world class soccer player going on the ice and playing hockey. You can wear shoes if you like on the ice. You wont be able to do much, but you're allowed. You can even head the puck to pass it. Virtually impossible to do, but you're allowed. This is the parallel to your argument that in MMA, you can do anything you want, so someone who has spent all their life learning a particular martial art, a very specific and targeted one at that, should be able to just defend all the other skills someone who has been trained in all of them.
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