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Postby Amazinz » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:07 am

This is like the 3rd time Mayweather has run his mouth about this and I wish he would just shut up. It will never happen. Also, comparing Boxing to MMA or K1 is ridiculous. It's like saying that an olympic wrestler couldn't compete in boxing. You think? :-D

Anyway, Mayweather would be tooled by Sean Sherk. There's a perception that Mayweathers' hand speed would be enough to defend the shot which is total nonsense. This fight would be a ref stoppage due to elbows in the first round.
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Postby Melo255 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:12 am

For a short answer I think if the boxer had a few clean and open shots right away he might knock out the grappler. I would think though that the mixed martial arts fighter would win 85% of the time if not more. As long as they could charge in and get their hands on the boxer then it would be over quickly as they would force them to submit in seconds.

Now if you were talking about Tyson in his prime I'd say Tyson would win 90% of the time because he could hit so friggin hard. He would likely have killed most guys with a barrage of power shots before they got to within 2 feet of him.
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Postby RugbyD » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:35 am

Mayweather could be kept at a distance with some leg kicks until the time was right to shoot in for a takedown.
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:08 am

RugbyD wrote:Mayweather could be kept at a distance with some leg kicks until the time was right to shoot in for a takedown.


exactly this is a joke, I would love for someone to take him to the ground and just pound him.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun May 06, 2007 1:31 pm

This is from the post fight press conference last night...

Fight News wrote:On an interesting side note Floyd Mayweather Jr. cleared up some questions about his rumored life after boxing. In the past weeks boxing's widely regarded pound for pound champion had made derogatory comments about mixed martial arts and its fighters, prompting UFC President Dana White to reportedly offer Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fight against current UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk to prove if Mayweather's suspicions of mixed martial arts fighters were true.

Mayweather Jr. swallowed his pride and sincerely stated to Fightnews that he has no plans of competing in any organization of mixed martial arts,

"I apologize to the UFC, sometimes we say things that we shouldn't have said and I'm man enough to admit that. I apologize to the Fertittas, Lorenzo and Dana White (UFC owners). I respect MMA fighters and what they do in the UFC. I have no plans of fighting in mixed martial arts."
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Postby Stejay » Sun May 06, 2007 1:34 pm

He would be killed man.
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Postby Dislexic Irishman » Sun May 06, 2007 10:23 pm

Mayweather

martial arts are overrated
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Postby Amazinz » Sun May 06, 2007 10:59 pm

Tyson is actually an MMA referee now, mostly overseas and in Canada. He has said multiple times in interviews that even in his prime he would not have been able to fight MMA at the pro level. That's not a knock on boxing. Boxing is a great sport and a martial art in its own right. There are several guys in the UFC and PRIDE that have had pro boxing careers.

But the idea that a boxer with no other skills can enter the ring under MMA rules and succeed is ludicrous unless you believe that MMA athletes are nothing more than street thugs. That isn't the case. No boxer is going to inherently have the sprawl necessary to defend the takedown so a majority of the time they will be beaten badly on the ground. I mentioned it above, some think a boxer can use his hand speed to defend the shot. It's not going to happen very often. You can see this in a lot of the K-1 fighters that have made the transition and they even have skilled use of their knees.

Even if a proficient striker decides to stand with the boxer, it's hardly a given that the boxer wins. Boxing is all about angles and the angles are entirely different in MMA because you are defending your entire body. A defensive boxer, like Mayweather, would have the least chance of making the transition IMHO.
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