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Boxers who would hav made terrific MMA Fighters ..

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by he grant, Apr 8, 2018.



  1. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Went to the UFC the other night and as I watched the styles it got me thinking about what boxers fro the past would have made terrific MMA fighters .. Jack Dempsey immediately can to my mind with is punching, reach, interior mauling style .. a combo of elements .. other thoughts ?
     
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  2. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Dempsey far and away my first choice also.
    Maybe Jeffries with his knowledge of wrestling.
    Nelson & Wolgast also come to mind
     
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  3. Russell

    Russell Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ross Purrity.
     
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  4. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Addict Full Member

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    With all the hugging I saw last night both DeGale and Truax could be in the octogon.
     
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  5. jyeahfosho

    jyeahfosho mrtechnicalboxer Full Member

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    Foreman, Tyson, i agree with Dempsey. Duran i think would be great too. Oh and Loma, he has some experience with wrestling etc.
     
  6. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Cornwalls Finest Full Member

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    Paul Berlenbach the former World Light Heavyweight champ, he was of course a excellent amateur wrestler as well, making the US Olympic wrestling team but got injured and didn't participate at Olympics
     
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    Vince Voltage Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Juan Roldan, Oscar Bonavena, Tex Cobb
     
  8. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Active Member Full Member

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    Shannon Briggs has done extremely well in MMA.
     
  9. boranbkk

    boranbkk "ไม่ได้โม้นะ" Full Member

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    Well you’d have to consider all Thai Champions like Samart, Khaosai, Samson, Chartchai, Sahaprom etc etc the list is endless & non champs to like Jomthong, Kongsak, Kongtoranee etc due to thier backgrounds in high level Muay Thai.
     
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    boranbkk "ไม่ได้โม้นะ" Full Member

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    Are you serious or joking? I can’t tell....I sense your joking right?
     
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  11. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No offense to all the Dempsey folk but Duran is my first choice. His sensitivity on the inside and when grappling makes that mother****er a shoe in for best striker turned grappler. Duran and it isn't close. I say that as somebody trained in MMA.
     
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  12. red cobra

    red cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well, some MMA fighters are strikers...not all are wrestler/grapplers...just for spits and giggles, @he grant, which boxers would not make good MMA fighters?
     
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  13. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    These guys are an excellent shout out too. MT is much closer to MMA. the ground game is something entirely different. The sensitvity of great grapplers is something different on the ground rather than the clinch.
     
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  14. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tyson, ali, any upright fighter who depends on the jab to maintain distance.
     
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    The Senator Member Full Member

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    Sam McVea basically fought in some proto-MMA exhibition bouts, "all in" style against grapplers and by accounts did well for himself.