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Boxing vs. MMA

I wish I could argue this. I'll save irish the tears.

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by Alec13

submitted April 20th 2009

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Oranje since that thread died, Dana White won't let Silva fight Roy Jones Jr. They gave Jones -2800 odds.
9 years ago
i believe it was actually silvas trainer that wouldn't actually, because like i said before, an mma fighter fighting a boxer with boxing rules would get fucking massacred.
9 years ago
It would make more sense to have them compromise and fight K1 kickboxing rules or similar. Then Jones doesn't have to worry about grappling and Silva isn't forced to use only one part of his arsenal against Jones specialty.
9 years ago
I would have to agree, i am an expert after all
9 years ago
http://youbeenblinded.com/ufc-prez-dana-white-cockblocking-anderson-silva-roy-jones-jr-match/1092
9 years ago
But I don't doubt his trainer was scared too.
9 years ago
thatrugbyguy yes but no boxer would do that, roy jones jr's dad FORBID roy jones from entering into mma calling him a fool and saying that he would get murdered (of course he would).. but yes, kickboxing would be more "fair"
9 years ago
everything I have read says that it was dana that won't let it happen. And I think that it would depend on what mma vs which boxer.
9 years ago
yes dana white and ufc would also prevent it (of course, they don't let any fighter fight in any other organization etc.. for example thats one of the reasons fedor would not sign with them because of his sambo championship that he does, they would not allow it)
9 years ago
yeah, I guess a lot of fighters are starting to get pissed off with the contracts UFC offers. From what I understand, UFC contracts are equivalent to them owning you...guess they don't pay very much and restrict sponsorships and as mentioned before, who they can fight
9 years ago
ufc contracts pay very well (comparatively to other mma organizations) however yes.. they do basically OWN that person.
9 years ago
If you put a boxer in a cage fight all he pretty much has to do is avoid trying to get dropped and just throw one good haymaker and any MMA dude is most likely to go down. They all got glass chins. Just nobody hasn't exposed that cause no one in MMA can punch for shit. That's why they avoided boxing and got into MMA in the first place.
9 years ago
haha so true.
9 years ago
true, but its never happened that way... so i guess all boxers must suck ;/
9 years ago
So defensive...I understand why Irish gets mad...he's an MMA a fighter. I defend boxing because I did it for 6 n a half years. Why are your panties in a twist?
9 years ago
what do you mean? i'm just stating the obvious... i like watching both boxing mma kickboxing etc.. i have been following the ufc and such since ufc 1, k1 for well.. a long long time.. and boxing since i was a kid...
9 years ago
Mostly everyone in MMA is overrated. There are no MMA legends accept for Fedor. In boxing you have legends that truly are masters of their craft. Mike Tyson for example, one of the most ruthless athletes ever. I bet if you put him in the cage during his prime noone would be able to take him down without getting a 1-2 to the chin.
9 years ago
um there are plenty of legends in mma... its retarded to even compare the sports for "legends" considering mma as a sport is BASICALLY less than 10 years old in its current form...
9 years ago
You are all fucking retards.
All people in MMA have glass jaws and cannot throw a punch huh? How fucking dumb. And let's bare in mind that in MMA fighters may as well be bare-knuckle fighting, because those mits are lightweight as hell.
And, no yak...K-1 would still heavily favor Silva...being as he's a fucking Muay Thai expert, and has devastating clinches and knees as well as powerful, pinpoint kicks.
9 years ago
Incidentally...Jones Jnr was recently picked apart by (now retired) unbeaten Calzaghe.
I really don't know why people never talk of Calzaghe. Very underrated. Goes his entire career unbeaten...but still can't get the props!
9 years ago
ty cruel, now i don't have to type that out. meanwhile, i get the point of the video - trying to day that boxing is exciting and MMA is boring... not only is this only one example, but you're taking the featherweights from boxing vs heavyweights from MMA. the heavier the fighters, the more boring it is. featherweights are always scrappers - same as in MMA. i like and respect both sports, but to say ignorant bullshit like bobbyvalentine, who doesn't even know the difference between "accept" and "except", is just fucking annoying.
9 years ago
Yes, you've successfully managed to point out that if all your doing is throwing your hands around, you can be a lot more aggressive because you don't have to worry about someone kicking you in the face. Or tackling you. Or grabbing onto your leg and breaking your knee.

Of course, that the HAD professional boxers in the first few UFC championships and they got FUCKING ROLLED LIKE LITTLE BITCHES means nothing, right?

I mean, you do realize that MMA started by taking the best fighters in different disciplines from around the world and putting them in a ring with virtually no rules? And that kickboxers/muay thai fighters/BJJ fighters totally destroyed boxers?
9 years ago
Mike Tyson was a street fighter, are you saying he would get his ass kicked in the octagon in his prime?
9 years ago
lol.. yes.. yes he would..
9 years ago
Nukka please, you're just racist.
9 years ago
UFC=Untalented Fight Club. Just a bunch of street fighting and that's about it. Throw in any bum and let him get a lucky punch or have his opponent slip then jump on him, twist his arm, leg, punch him in the face and you got your self a UFC champ.
9 years ago
boxing is exactly the same...everybody has a lottery punch..the biggest bitch can whoop a badass on anyday
9 years ago
Key word: Worrying, when im watching a fight i dont want the pussy up there worrying. I want them to want blood. Thats what everyone wants. MMA gives that though with these lucky shots that all these idiots get with their shitty striking.
9 years ago
oh, or that MMA gloves hurt a fuck ton more than boxing gloves.

Boxing gloves - 16 oz of padding
MMA gloves = 8 oz of padding.
9 years ago
Lighter gloves, yet, way less fights ending with punch knockouts. MMA dudes can't punch for shit. That's why they have to go for submissions and all that gay shit. Boxers use 16oz gloves, but they still score more KO's than they do in MMA. 8oz gloves don't mean shit if the person wearing them can't punch for shat!
9 years ago
that's because KO and decsion are the only major ways to win a boxing match..you talk about submissions bein gay but i bet you're the type that would be tappin his ass off with your elbow bein hyper extended in an armbar or your neck being pulled away from the rest of your body while bein choked in a guillotine
9 years ago
A boxers punch is the most solid, most powerful punch in martial arts or any form of combat. They dont need light gloves to knock someones ass out. UFC fighters though look like they are fucking drunk when they throw punches.
9 years ago
and a kickboxers leg is the most solid most powerful kick in any form of combat whats your point? a kick is also a lot more powerful of a blow than any punch that has or ever or will ever be thrown.

9 years ago
MMA regulation gloves are usually 4oz.
9 years ago
Boxing has always been the better fighting sport. MMA is gay as shit. Two grown ass men in little speedos rolling around the floor like they're giving each other a 69. The majority of the time the fight goes to the floor and they start trying to fuck each other. And people pay to see that crap. Might as well hit up the net and see some gay porn. It's bout the same.
9 years ago
i like both sports i really dont understand why people compare them, they are totally different. whos watching Manny pacquiau vs. Ricky Hatton on may 2nd??!! hell yes
9 years ago
like i've told other people that talk shit about MMA ground game...they call it gay but they've never felt the pain of your ligaments bein ripped apart and your bones inches from snappin
9 years ago
well people who talk shit on boxing obviously dont know what its like to punch and get punched for 30 minutes
9 years ago
Agreed, honestly MMA fans cant argue that ground game is fucking boring. They manhandle each other breathing hard while sweating on each other on the ground. Some of you MMA lovers are actually fags in disguise who just go for that shit.
9 years ago
I've seen far fewer UFC bouts but I've seen much more blood in the UFC matches. I like MMA better..random kicks to the face, elbows, knees, etc, etc.
9 years ago
You kidding me? Boxers suffer way more punishment that UFC fighters. They have way worse injuries to the face than any MMA fighter will ever get. Yeah you get kicked in the face once or twice and your out, boxers get punched in the face probably 100 times before they are knocked out. They get fucked up.
9 years ago
Didn't you just say in a different reply how weak UFC punches/kicks are? Yet it takes one or two hits in UFC to knock you out but 100 in boxing? Stupid fuck, you're all over the place.
9 years ago
Hey you cunt, its cause boxers have more solid defense. These fucks in MMA throw wild punches to targets with their hands down like retards.
9 years ago
A good grappler will always circumvent someone who depends on striking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0j0Bm8KOw&feature=related

MMA is the closest thing to how real fights unfold.
9 years ago
Yeah realfights are stupid, and real fights are only exciting cause they are uh, REAL. If i wanted to see a real fight id go to a bar somewhere outside of town and say something racist. If i wanted to see a sport where its man vs man in physical contact id watch boxing. Not MMA. MMA shouldnt be called a sport, it should be called overhyped bar fights.
9 years ago
Gotta say that comparing boxing to MMA is completely apples and oranges.

And to say that boxers are better than MMA fighters becuase they can outpunch them is the same as saying NASCAR is the ultimate racing sport because those drivers can make banked left hand turns better than anyone else.

If that's your thing, they hey, I guess it would be the best...

I don't like MMA roll around on the floor matches either, but I also think boxing is pretty rediculous at times with pillows on your fists (yes I know it still hurts a LOT and the limitation that you dont use your legs and you never grab your opponent for anything other than to slow down the fight.

Two me a good comparison would be to say if the two were different kinds of sword fighting, boxing would be fencing and MMA would be Viking battles.

Pick what you like.

I am ready to take the boring MMA fights (there are plenty of boring boxing fights) in order to see the spectacular ones.

Remember you could easily find videos of a boring hunt and peck boxing match with pathetic action just like some MMA fights, but you won't ever find a boxing match where someone gets their head bashed open multiple times form brutal elbos and knees and then gets a joint totally torn apart in a submission. Which one is more "manly" fighting really?

Gladiators probably weren't really finessed boxers either, but that doesn't really mean squat in the end does it?
9 years ago
Boxing Dominates MMA in striking. Even Dana White says that MMA is leaps and bounds behind Boxing in striking. Just watch a UFC fight, noone in that whole roster really knows how to strike.
9 years ago
You're a clueless retard. Lots of mma fighters train boxing, watch videos of Andrei Arlovski training and tell me he doesn't know how to strike watch Vitor Belfort. MMA fighters don't wear ridiculous boots so they can't get as much traction behind their punches, the need to defend against takedowns means they can't set up their punches in the same way either but that doesn't mean they don't have good striking, the fact that they still ko guys without all the bullshit aids boxers have makes it even more impressive. The fact that Ray Mercer got his ass-kicked by Kimbo "glassjaw" Slice speaks volumes.
9 years ago
Boxers are on trick ponys and as a result are great at that trick. But put a boxer in a position where he has to defend against more than just punches to the upper body and head and the game will change a lot.

Remember Nascar drivers are top notch at banked left hand turns... going 4 wide into a tight corner is nothing to be taken lightly... but that doesnt mean they are better drivers than some rally car racers.

BTW lots of MMA fighters train in boxing. Not to the extent that many pro boxers do, but again, thats because they arent one trick ponies.
9 years ago
Boxing is beautiful. Even though boxing can be all about brute strength and speed. It can also about precision, technique and finesse. Combine these things and you come out with something that MMA can never be. MMA can never be graceful like Boxing can be. MMA can never be as precise as boxing can be. The most thing of all though is, MMA can never ever be like Boxing because its associated with so many douche bag people and shitty athletes. What the fuck is up with this wrestling style type of fighter? They come in and have no class, look like they came out of prison. Why the fuck do people watch this shit? MMA is just horse shit, i cant even make a point its just so shitty.
9 years ago
yes... a martial art like kickboxing has nothing to do with precision... same with juijitsu or judo... stop being fucking retarded. :P
9 years ago
I find MMA great to watch but not UFC bever really could put my finger on it, but it's not the same as a good K1 fight or a welter weight boxing match.
It might just be that some fights that they have as big cards end up sucking bad.
9 years ago
*never
9 years ago
pretty much what i've been saying the whole time...to be fair though, there are plenty of boring boxing matches..they're just not as gay
9 years ago
boxing needs organization ..it's a mess now..fucking guys fighting once a year..i'd like them somehow lose all those belts..and get some kind league..like ufc
9 years ago
Boxing? Is that sport even still around? If you train to only punch, your going to be better then those they do not train to ONLY punch. Punching is not fighting, mma is the art of fighting. So boxers are better punchers. But an mma fighter is the better fighter.
9 years ago
I'm not bothering to read all of this page so someone else might have already said this up there. I only watched about a minute of this and apparently someone took some good boxing footage and matched it with some not so exciting MMA footage. (It would be very easy to do the exact opposite, by the way) If your point is that it is much easier to stand in the pocket and trade blows with 16oz pads on your hands when the likelyhood of that one punch ender is less and you don't have to worry about knees and elbows and takedowns then congratulations.
9 years ago
Cry more. then die.
9 years ago
bobbyvalentine, you stupid fuck. did you seriously just say mma doesn't have fighters as classy as boxing. when boxing has MIKE TYSON. The reason why mma is better than boxing is that any decent fighter will now choose to go into mma instead of boxing. boxing has been fucked since lewis retired with the title and the heavyweight titles got split up. There is just no one that matters boxing right now. Take klitschko, he is a monster of a man and a truly impressive site, but often fights like he has girl parts. Jab, Jab, win on points, and kill the sport. Yes MMA can get boring if it gets to be a shit ground fight, but the sport is brand new and is already changing to be more stand up heavy. Remember, that football was an almost pure running game for years. Also the reason they throw wild looking punches is because they work. mma, is way more complex and probably to complicated for you to understand.
9 years ago
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