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  1. pauli is offline

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    who could forget royce and those kicks of his.
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    If Angle decides to compete I have no doubt he will be a force to be reckoned with very VERY quickly. Something to remember is you are talking about an Olympic athlete here - and not just an Olympic athlete but someone who can legitimately claim to be the best in the world at what he did - literally a 1 in a billion athlete in terms of ability, dedication, and reflexes.

    Yes he's older, yes he's banged up, but if he actually does this (and lets his body heal up) Angle will be one of the elite - he is simply that driven and that good.

    On a different note he was let go for painkiller abuse - he was wrestling with a torn groin, neck problems, back problems, etc. It got so bad he pulled most of the muscles in his back from favoring the torn groin and literally had to be carried to the back after a house show match. He was NOT let go for steroid abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Wood
    If Angle decides to compete I have no doubt he will be a force to be reckoned with very VERY quickly. Something to remember is you are talking about an Olympic athlete here - and not just an Olympic athlete but someone who can legitimately claim to be the best in the world at what he did - literally a 1 in a billion athlete in terms of ability, dedication, and reflexes.

    Yes he's older, yes he's banged up, but if he actually does this (and lets his body heal up) Angle will be one of the elite - he is simply that driven and that good.

    On a different note he was let go for painkiller abuse - he was wrestling with a torn groin, neck problems, back problems, etc. It got so bad he pulled most of the muscles in his back from favoring the torn groin and literally had to be carried to the back after a house show match. He was NOT let go for steroid abuse.

    Yeah, cause we have never had olympic medalists in MMA.

    Wait...we haev and they still didn't do well.

    The UFC will pick him up for ratings, feed him tomato cans, and then sell him out to a real fighter where he will get raped.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
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    I was going to debate you on this point, but the only successful olympic medalist/MMA fighters I could find were Lindland and Hidehiko Yoshida. Rulon Gardner won his one MMA fight against Yoshida, but that's it.

    What olympic medalists can you think of that have tried MMA and failed? The name Townsend Saunders comes to mind.
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    Interesting. He's like 220lbs. So he'd be a 5'10 light heavy? A slightly smaller version of Jeff Monson? Or would he cut down to middleweight? Not too much depth there.
    You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKyle
    What olympic medalists can you think of that have tried MMA and failed? The name Townsend Saunders comes to mind.
    I wouldn't say they 'failed', but Pawel Nastula and plenty of other Olympic Judoka have fought in Pride and not exactly destroyed everyone with automatic medallist superpowers.
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    As mentioned on another thread, wrestling is more "plug in play" for MMA than Judo.

    While Olympics sucess doesn't naturally make for MMA success, Good wrestling skills have proven themselves, where a good wrestler can be very competitive with crappy stand up and decent Ground and pound
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    Karam Ibrahim
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    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greese
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    Of course! He's been fighting all wrong, why doesn't he dribble his opponents around the ring and then slam dunk them on their heads?
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    I know...that would be fucking awesome.

    I am glad someone caught the humor in that.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
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