Originally Posted by Kittikasem
Dan is an amazing MMA fighter, and his physical attributes mean he is a very effective boxer-for-MMA.
But, like the vast majority of good MMA-boxers, they lack the fluency, speed, and footwork to succeed in boxing.
Boxing-for-MMA is not the same as actual boxing.
And Dan has big power, but he doesn't have much by way of defence, and is over-reliant on the big right hand.
BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar could have been very good boxers, especially Penn.
Penn would of been succesful in any combat sport, he really was a prodigy. His lack of stamina would of hurt him though, just like in MMA.
Vitor Belfort would of been intresting to see, had his life been devoted to Boxing.