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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet pea View Post
    That's what happens when you decide to take real professional boxing skills such footwork, defensive head movement, timing, reflexes etc against a man who punches like he's doing aerobics.

    Boxers do this **** all day. All Anderson did was cut out the "duck and weave below waist level" stuff so he has time to evade/ parry any knees/ takedown attempts.

    And while amateur boxers do a couple of slips mixed in with punches, the greats can go beyond slipping punches to protect themselves, and actually using it to demoralize opponents. See below:



    YouTube - Muhammad Ali was hard to hit.
    You only really needed that one. That man had crazy balance.

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    never lead with an uppercut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesperus View Post
    With some bad, bad numbers.

    The MLB batting average is .266 right now, if Anderson was as far ahead in batting as he is in striking, he'd never bat below .450. That's beyond adjectives.
    Actually, according to fightmetric he batted .520 on Forrest's head

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    Quote Originally Posted by War Wheel View Post
    Actually, according to fightmetric he batted .520 on Forrest's head
    29/52=266/45

    Keep up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chof View Post
    never lead with an uppercut
    Indeed.

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    I'm not knocking Silva at all, but did Forrest just forget everything he ever learned about MMA? He flat-out looked like ****.

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    There need to be more boxers who choose to crosstrain and compete in MMA. I'd love to see a champion-material boxer get a purple belt in BJJ and jump in and compete. How many current MMA fighters have backgrounds in boxing rather than jujutsu or wrestling or kickboxing?

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    Background as in before they started MMA?

    ...not many. Less and less experienced MT fighters as well, but that's completely my unscientific anecdotal observation. I could be dead wrong.

    But not a whole lot of boxers. Next to no good professional boxers that said "I'm-a go fight in a cage!" anywhere near their prime that I can think of.

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    Dosn't boxing pay better? If it does it's a good reason why so few good professional boxers are in MMA

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    I'd love to see a champion-material boxer get a purple belt in BJJ and jump in and compete. How many current MMA fighters have backgrounds in boxing rather than jujutsu or wrestling or kickboxing?
    Vitor Belfort comes to mind. He was an olympic level boxer. Alessio Sakara also had a background in boxing, but he sucks ass.

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