How would Prime Mike Tyson do in the UFC? Would he become champion?

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  1. iloverachel

    iloverachel Member Full Member

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    Mike Tyson wasn't the tallest in his division, but he was definitely very quick for his size, had the most brutal KO power and explosiveness, and deadly fast hands.

    If Tyson had maybe 1 year to prepare for MMA, how would he compete against the UFC's HW elites?

    Would he be champion?
    Who would he beat?
    Who would he lose to?

    How would he do against HW DC, Francis Ngannou, Stipe, Cain, Alistair, JDS, Derreck Lewis, Fedor (not UFC), etc?
     
  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How well does Tyson wrestle?
     
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  3. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

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    Tyson would probably beat all the 90s era MMA heavyweights which is before cross-training became widespread his power speed and defense would be difficult af to deal with but of the names you listed I don't see him beating any of em. All of them have decent height and reach advantages and good destroy his leg and take him to the ground and sub him or ko him with head kicks or elbows. Tyson was a gifted athlete but its impossible to go from zero mma training to the top level of the sport. He's got terrifying hands and everyone would know to not trade with him especially with the 4 ounce gloves they use in MMA.
     
  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'd pay big bucks to see Tyson against guys like Bas Rutten, Mark Kerr, Nogueira, Vovchanchyn and the Hammerhouse crowd.
     
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  5. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Prime Mike would be a beast if Cus brought someone to train him in other aspects of MMA. Cus had instilled in him the warrior mentality and Mike did everything Cus asked him to and wanted to impress him. If Cus told him to listen to the MMA coaches he brought, Mike would have.
     
  6. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

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    Rutten is one of the 90s era heavyweights I think could beat mike his experience as a kickboxer and submission wrestler would make him very difficult to deal with but that would be a amazing fight imo
     
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