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Old 08-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default UFC fighter Dan Henderson would have been a brilliant boxer......Anyone else agree?

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Disagree.

In terms of strikers in MMA, they're big fish, in a little pond.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Disagree.

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.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Disagree.

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.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: UFC fighter Dan Henderson would have been a brilliant boxer......Anyone else agre

Vitor Belfort would have been a better boxer than any of the aforementioned.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
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Disagree.

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.

Agreed
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: UFC fighter Dan Henderson would have been a brilliant boxer......Anyone else agre

I think Edgar would have developed into quite a good boxer had he gone that route. The Diaz brothers both have good boxing skills, too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: UFC fighter Dan Henderson would have been a brilliant boxer......Anyone else agre

Who knows ?

As a boxer, training boxing everyday, and no other martial art..since his young days....I guess would be possible that Hendo would be a quality slugger.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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Default Re: UFC fighter Dan Henderson would have been a brilliant boxer......Anyone else agre

Hard to say, MMA is such a different discipline... but if he started with boxing at younger age who knows... dude has a fighters heart.. but you just can't tell.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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He is an odd body shape, short spindly legs and huge upper body, arms flailing about. A lot like this guy actually.


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Old 08-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Edgar could have been a contender
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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none of them can do it . thats why there in mma
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #13
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no way

and im a big mma fan
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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none of them can do it . thats why there in mma
there in mma cause most of the fighters come from grappling backrounds...including dan.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #15
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there in mma cause most of the fighters come from grappling backrounds...including dan.

true. no argument there, but there is all kinds or reason why there in mma
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