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View Poll Results: Has there ever been an MMA fighter who cross over to boxing?
Yes. 11 39.29%
No. 4 14.29%
MMA Fighters are scared to fight toe to toe. 10 35.71%
No, they prefer MMA. 3 10.71%
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Question Has there ever been an MMA fighter who cross over to boxing?

We all know that James Toney have fought @ UFC and lost that one but has there ever been an MMA or any fighter from the UFC cross over to boxing?

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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Kimbo Slice
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:13 AM   #3
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Thanks. Whats his Boxing record now?
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:16 AM   #4
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Thanks. Whats his Boxing record now?
Like 5-0 against men my grandmother could beat.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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Default Re: Has there ever been an MMA fighter who cross over to boxing?

Anderson Silva "the greatest mixed martial artist ever." has a professional boxing record record of 1-1-0
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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Plenty of kickboxers have been succesful boxers

If MMA guys could box then they would & make a lot more $. Sadly they cant & prefer to wrestle with other men in lycra
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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why is there a poll . . . lol?
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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Been Loads Nick Diaz had a pro match
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:26 AM   #10
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Chris Lytle is probably the best example - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

Plenty of MMA fighters have fought professionally, but afaik there hasn't been no-one has crossed over and achieved significant success. Most generally use it to sharpen their striking skills, rather than completely switching careers.

The chances of an established MMA fighters becoming a world class boxer are pretty slim. It's difficult (but not unheard of) for fighters who start in their mid 20s to become successful. Boxing also requires a much more specific set of attributes than MMA, where there are more routes to success. The chances of a successful MMA fighter also having world class boxing talent are also slim.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #11
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #13
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Highly unlikely, because most of MMA fighters w/c has other forms of striking as their base/fundamentals. May it be Muay Thai, Karate or Taekwondo and it completely ruins their boxing form. Look at Anderson Silva for example. As exceptional in striking as he is, his boxing form is below mediocre.

Not to mention the habits.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #14
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i know kermit cintron has a wrestling background not sure if that qualifies as MMA tho
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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Nobody important. Just THE SAVIOUR TO THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION Kimbo "Meat" Slice. Run Klitschkos Run.
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