Originally Posted by Wilhelm
I've always thought that the best "what if they trained mma instead" matchup would have been Big George vs. Karelin. So much power between the two.
I guess I'd give Foreman a better chance in a street scuffle against Fedor than I would in an MMA match, just because there are chances to punch before the other guy is ready and shirts and hair to hold while punching. Then again, Fedor would be much better with any clothing grip fighting because of his sambo/judo stuff, so a Foreman trained only in boxing vs. Fedor would probably go just as ALF says.
Prime, George was a midget compared to Karelin. Foreman was about 217-225 in his prime, Karelin was a colossal 286lbs who probably walked around at 300lbs. He would throw lil' George around like a ragdoll. George would be advised to drop down to 205lb if he were around today.