Hasim Rahman considers MMA!!

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Charles White, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    I didn't see this one coming, thoughts?:

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  2. jc

    jc Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    I would of thought he would make more money getting beat up in boxing, getting twisted in knots for pennies is a stupid idea.
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  3. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Here is a fighthype.com interview with Rahman:

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    I never thought I would see this. How much of a force could he possibly be even with a street fighting background?
  4. Pimp C

    Pimp C Free The Guys! F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous! Full Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    He 'll probably have better shot at MMA than he will in boxing right now.
  5. Heavy-Weight

    Heavy-Weight New Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    Oh dear... it's far too late for him to be going into pro MMA!!!!!
  6. J.R.

    J.R. No Mames Guey Full Member

    May 26, 2008
    Good riddance.
  7. Punisher33

    Punisher33 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Well, at least thats one place where his chin will be considered good. If a former WWE pro wrestler could become Heavyweight champ, I suppose anyone whose physically gifted as the Rock is, can do it.
  8. Heavyrighthand

    Heavyrighthand Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    I think Rock will do well at that crap. More power to him.
  9. RonnieHornschuh

    RonnieHornschuh ESB indie police Full Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    not really, lesnar has a solid wrestling background, and he has a work ethic like an animal, therefor he is almost impossible to take down and he has a strength advantage over any other fighter. it would take years for rahman to get his wrestling/bjj to a good level and to avoid getting submitted by someone like mir.
  10. FreshPrince89

    FreshPrince89 Member Full Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    lmao!! at Rahman
    i mean he's is gifted physically...but he's old now, his reflexes are slowing down and he would have to learn all that ground stuff...but hey i'd watch it and it might even be free
  11. Punisher33

    Punisher33 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    I see your point, but coming into the MMA, Lesnar's only background was in College wrestling, something he hadn't competed in competitively in nearly 10 years before entering the UFC. Rahman would be in the same boat, he was a former Heavyweight champ who has been in and out of the top 10 for the last 8 years. Rahman is also extremely athletic, competing in several sports in his highschool career, doing well in both Basketball and Football.
  12. MAG1965

    MAG1965 Obsessed with Boxing banned

    Dec 1, 2008
    Bad idea. He just lost a title fight. No big deal. Stay in boxing and beat lower ranked guys. MMA never works out well for boxers.
  13. 2ironmt

    2ironmt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    He can't be serious and he should get rid of the people advising him to consider MMA. Rock's stamina is horrible even while boxing c/c plus level guys like tauras sykes. How would he deal with 5 minute rounds of action where you don't get the chance to hug and rest and lean on guys. even bad grapplers could easily tire him out. rock also is sloppy and slovenly with his punches recently so he may not even have too much advantages against any mma in shape fighter w some boxing background. rock would have to get himself in really good shape to fight anyone other than tank abbot and if he's gonna do that, why not box where he can better hide his flaws?
  14. Williams27

    Williams27 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 18, 2008
    I dont like his chances in MMA.
  15. FINITO

    FINITO Boxing Junkie banned

    Jan 29, 2009
    I hope he fights a killer and gets hurt. **** Rahman.